We are today pleased to announce that World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) will support Group 8 player David Grant at the 2022 British Transplant Games.
Set to be held in Leeds next summer, the Games have been held for over 40 years and include over 25 sports including snooker. The Games have previously been supported by four-time world champion John Higgins when they were held in Scotland in 2017.
Grant, who last August received a successful kidney transplant having been diagnosed with final stage kidney failure three years earlier, has targeted an appearance at the Games with the aspiration of taking a medal back to Edinburgh.
As part of our commitment to disability snooker and our support of players to compete in recognised external competitions, we are proud to be able to support David’s participation at the Games, which were originally scheduled to take place this year prior to the global pandemic.
David Grant said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to represent WDBS at the 2022 British Transplant Games. This will show that successful transplants are life changers, and should be both encouraged and promoted.”
Nigel Mawer QPM said: “As well as the staging of our own disability snooker competitions, it is also our ambition to be able to support our players to compete in major external competitions, which in recent years have included the World Snooker Federation Open and World Seniors Snooker tournaments.
“David has been a supporter of WDBS for many years and all of us were delighted to hear the news last year of his successful transplant, which we all hope will allow him to compete at WDBS competitions on a regular basis for the first time.
“We are therefore delighted to be able to help him to compete at next year’s Transplant Games and look forward to seeing him represent not only WDBS, but snooker as a whole at the competition!”