This weekend will see the WDBS stage its second event, the 2016 Manchester Classic at Q`s Sports and Entertainment bar.
Following on from the inaugural Open Disability Snooker Championship held in Gloucester last November, the Manchester tournament marks the first event to be hosted in the north of England by the WDBS, but it is far from the first time that disability snooker has been played in the area.
In fact the same venue, in its old guise as the Belle Vue Rileys, previously hosted the DSE National Snooker Championships for the Disabled as recently as 2011 and so quickly presented itself as the ideal location for the second WDBS event.
“As a region of the UK where disability cue sports have been so well-established, we felt that this was the perfect location to launch our 2016 season,” said WDBS director and British Paralympian Jonathan Adams.
“We have seen how snooker is opening new possibilities and following our first event in Gloucester and the work by our partners we have seen a significant rise in interest for disability specific events going forwards,” continued Adams.
The three-day event begins with a free open day of coaching and practice, before the tournament itself gets underway on Saturday with play to start at 10:30am.
Entries for the event are still being accepted, click here for more information.