World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) will return to Manchester in 2017 for the second WDBS Manchester Classic.
The event will be staged from 10-12 March 2017 and as was the case earlier this year, will be held at Q’s Sports and Entertainment Bar, Manchester. The main two-day competition will again be open to players from WDBS classification groups 1-5 and will be supported by LITEtask, the UK’s largest independent commercial lighting designers and distributors. Prize money will be available at the event, with further information to be announced in due course.
As at previous events, the weekend will begin with a Friday open day, at which players with all disabilities are encouraged to attend and try snooker, with free practice and coaching from accredited WPBSA World Snooker coaches available.
The Manchester Classic will be the first tournament staged by the WDBS in 2017 and the sixth overall since its formation in July 2015. There are two remaining events in 2016 with the Open Disability Snooker Championship to take place this coming weekend in Gloucester, before the second group 7-8 event, the Hull Open next month.
WDBS director and ambassador Jonathan Adams said: “Our return to Manchester will provide a fantastic opportunity off the back of a successful 2016 to provide a world class event in such a vibrant city. This year’s event was a real success story and so it will again be a welcome stop on the WDBS calendar.”
Further information, including the full entry pack and tournament format will be announced in due course.