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Lee Crowned 2018/19 WDBS Player of the Season

Daniel Lee has been named as the inaugural winner of the Vic Hartley WDBS Player of the Season award.

Named after the late Vic Hartley, a long-time referee and friend of WDBS, the honour was bestowed upon wheelchair player Lee during this year’s Disability Snooker Day celebrations at the Sheffield Winter Garden earlier this week.

As well as the prestige of becoming the first WDBS Played of the Season, Lee was also presented with a unique cue case by Rob Reed of RR Cue Cases. The stunning case was made in WDBS colours and carries design features including the WDBS logo, the player of the season wording and most importantly, Lee’s name across its handle.

The award follows a successful season for Group 2 player Lee, who has won two titles in his group (Northern Classic and Champion of Champions), as well as the mixed classification Welsh Open event last July at which he emerged victorious from a field of 55 players with all disabilities.

Off the table Lee has also been a fantastic ambassador for disability snooker throughout the season and has been heavily involved with work at Stoke Mandevile, the home of the Paralympic Games, to provide more opportunities for disabled people to play snooker. He recently qualified as a Level 1 WPBSA World Snooker coach and provided support at the 2019 Inter-Spinal Unit Games.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the day, including Dawn and Ann who are the daughters of Vic Hartley, as well as Rob Reed for the fantastic prize donated.

Nominations by group:

Groups 1/2: Daniel Lee
Group 3: Daniel Blunn (nb: competed in this group for the majority of the season)
Groups 4/5: Mickey Chambers
Group 6A: Michael Farrell
Group 6B: Dan Harwood
Group 7: Nick Neale
Group 8: Shabir Ahmed

Nigel Mawer, Rob Reed and Simon Berrisford stand smiling

Vote for Your Favourite Cue Case for Player of the Season Prize:

At the start of this season we announced a new award to recognise our ‘WDBS Player of the Season’ and today you can have your say as to what the final prize will look like.

As well as earning the unique distinction of becoming the WDBS Player of the Season for 2018/19, the player will also receive a fantastic bespoke cue case designed and hand crafted by RR Cue Cases, to include the WDBS logo on its exterior and the name of the winner on its handle.

Thanks to RR Cue Cases, we now also have three potential designs to choose from and we just couldn’t decide – so we are giving the choice to you! Each design shows two images, one of the outside of the case and the second illustrating how the interior will appear.

To vote simply select your favourite design from the options below and click vote. The poll will run until the end of 2018 with the design with the most votes to be turned into a unique prize to be presented to the winner next year.


Please select your favourite WDBS cue case design by RR Cue Cases:

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Design 2
Design 3
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