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FizzThinks360 to Sponsor Humber Classic

We are today delighted to announce that next month’s Humber Classic will be sponsored by FizzThinks360.

Having recently supported the Welsh Open earlier this month, the talent management agency has pledged its support to the latest event to be run by World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS).

The Humber Classic will be our first to include a full weekend competition exclusively for people with intellectual disabilities (WDBS Group 6), including autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities.

The action will get underway on Friday 17 August at Hull’s Tradewell Snooker Centre, a 14-table venue that has seen extensive investment under new ownership during the past 12 months, with a free open day for people with all disabilities. The open day will be a fantastic opportunity to try snooker and receive free coaching from our accredited WPBSA World Snooker coaches, as well as to have fun and meet new people.

There will then be a full two-day Group 6 tournament held over the weekend itself, which will feature Bradford-based Coronation Street star Liam Bairstow among those competing.

Thanks to the sponsorship to be provided by FizzThinks360 there will once again be prize money availbale at the event. Founded by Jonny Welch (pictured above), FizzThinks360 is a successful promotion, marketing and management agency with a talent portfolio boasting both well-known celebrities and up and coming talent. Fizzthinks360 offers a ‘360’ service including promotion, strategy, web design & development, app development, email marketing, digital media and social media.

Entries for the event remain open until 10 August 2018. Please click HERE for more information and to download the full entry form in both standard and easy read format.

Learn more about FizzThinks360 online: www.fizzthinks360.com


WDBS to Stage Landmark Group 6 Event

We are today excited to announce the first staging of the Humber Classic – the first-ever World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) event which will include a weekend Group 6 tournament exclusively for players with learning disabilities.

The landmark event will run from 17-19 August 2018, beginning with a Friday open day for people with all disabilities to come and try snooker, ahead of a two-day competitive tournament for our Group 6 players.

The venue for the weekend will be the Tradewell Snooker Club in Hull, home of the WDBS Hull Open for the past two years. The club is fully accessible and has received significant investment since our last visit in November 2017, making it the ideal choice for this new event.

Previous Group 6 competitions have taken place alongside our Friday Open Days at existing events using the 6-red format, however in response to increased demand from players we are now delighted to be able to provide a two-day tournament played under the full 15-red format of the game.

Simon Berrisford, WDBS vice chairman said: “We are really excited to be able to stage our first full 15-red event for players with learning disabilities. Over the past year this category has shown significant growth with several new players joining our events and without doubt they deserve this opportunity to compete and meet new people across the full weekend.

“Thank you also to Antoni and the team at Tradewell who have always welcomed us with open arms and been strong supporters of disability snooker.”

For more information about the event and venue details please click here.