WDBS Calendar | 2022/23 Update

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World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) is today excited to announce its planned calendar of events for the second half of the 2022/23 season.

Following tournaments in Cwmbran and Stockport during the opening half of the campaign, the season is set to continue with a further three full ranking events open to players from all classification groups.

The season will then conclude with the long-awaited return of the popular Champion of Champions tournament, open to elite performers from the previous two seasons.

Woking Snooker

Ranking Events

The first ranking tournament of 2023 will see the circuit return to the Woking Snooker Centre for the all-new WDBS British Open from 13-15 January.

Since it previous hosted a Groups 6-8 tournament back in 2016, the fully accessible venue has undergone significant refurbishment including the installation of modern table-lighting and with 20 tables is ideally placed to host a WDBS competition.

The Trickshot Bruges

The event will be followed by the Belgian Open from 17-19 March, as the Tour heads to The Trickshot in Bruges for the first time since 2020. Once again to be open to all classification groups, the tournament is set to welcome players from Europe and beyond.

The final ranking tournament of the campaign will take the WDBS Tour back to the Tradewell Snooker Club for the Wilson Interiors Hull Open from 19-21 May.

Tradewell Snooker Club

The most long-standing event on the calendar having first been hosted in 2016, the tournament welcomed its largest ever field in 2019 with 59 players having travelled to the East Yorkshire venue.

Champion of Champions

The season will conclude with the return of the prestigious WDBS Champion of Champions for the first time since 2019.

Champion of Champions Mike Busst, Faisal Butt and Nigel Mawer QPM

The event is set to be held at the Landywood Snooker Club on Saturday 3 June, a new venue to WDBS and one that has established itself as one of the leading snooker facilities in England following its reopening under new ownership in 2021.

The tournament is set to feature an all-new format for 2023, with further information including qualifying criteria to be announced in due course.

Landywood Snooker Club

2023/24

In addition to the planned events detailed above, planning is already underway for the start of the 2023/24 season, with no fewer than three further events set to be held during the second half of the year. This will include additional tournaments outside of the UK.

Further information will be released as soon as possible.

Remaining 2022/23 Calendar

  • Stockport Open, Hazel Grove, 30 September – 2 October 2022
  • British Open, Woking, 13-15 January 2023
  • Belgian Open, Bruges, 17-19 March 2023
  • Wilson Interiors Hull Open, 19-21 May 2023
  • Champion of Champions, Landywood, 3 June 2023

View the full calendar.

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