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Wolverhampton Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2017 Open Disability Snooker Championship, which for the first time will be staged at the Golden Cue Snooker Club in Bilston, Wolverhampton.

The latest event on the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) calendar will run from 22-24 September and will be the penultimate event of the year, ahead of November’s Hull Open.

The tournament will be supported by leading WPBSA World Snooker coach Andrew Highfield, who recently told WDBS.info:

“I am really pleased to be supporting the WDBS and looking forward to helping with the coaching on the Friday of the tournament at the Golden Cue in September. The WDBS are doing a great job and everyone at our club is really looking forward to welcoming everyone for a great event.”

Main Tournament

The weekend will be highlighted by a two-day tournament open to players with physical disabilities (WDBS classification groups 1-5).

The tournament will be the first Group 1-5 event since the Manchester Classic back in March, although recent WDBS Welsh Open, our first tournament open to players from all eight classification groups, was won by Group 3 regular Daniel Blunn.

Prize money will be available at the tournament, with a full breakdown and tournament format to be published closer to the event.

Group 6 Tournament

Ahead of the Group 1-5 tournament, there will also be a Friday event held for players with learning disabilities (Group 6), who are also encouraged to attend for practice and coaching even if they do not want to play competitively.

Open Day

Alongside the Group 6 competition, the weekend will begin with a Friday open day, with free practice and coaching available from accredited WPBSA World Snooker coaches.

Players from ALL EIGHT classification groups are encouraged to attend the open day, whether having previously attended an event or visiting for the first time to see what the WDBS is all about.

Further information

For further information about the event please contact us using our contact form, or alternatively via social media (Twitter or Facebook).

Photo of Andrew Highfield coaching

Top Coach Backs WDBS

Leading professional snooker coach Andrew Highfield will be among those supporting the WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2017 in Wolverhampton this September.

Highfield, a renowned WPBSA World Snooker coach who has coached players at all levels for nearly 20 years, has pledged £250 to the overall prize fund at the event which will be held at his home club, the Golden Cue in Bilston.

The event will be open to players from Groups 1-5, including both ambulant and wheelchair players with physical disabilities and marks the third staging of the tournament since in inaugural WDBS competition in Gloucester in November 2015.

Andrew Highfield said: “I am really pleased to be supporting the WDBS and looking forward to helping with the coaching on the Friday of the tournament at the Golden Cue in September. The WDBS are doing a great job and everyone at our club is really looking forward to welcoming everyone for a great event”

Learn more about Andrew by checking out his profile page at WPBSA.com

Further information, including the full entry pack will be released in due course. Prize money will once again be available at the event, subject to sponsorship.