World Disability Snooker Day 2023

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This year’s World Disability Snooker Day will be held at the Sheffield Winter Garden on Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Following its successful return during the Cazoo World Championship last year, the day aims to raise awareness of the opportunities for people with disabilities to pick up a cue and get involved in snooker.

Group of disability snooker players and coaches

The day will once again be based at the WPBSA Cue Zone, with WPBSA Snooker coaches Steve Rutter and Ian McAllister on site throughout to oversee activities featuring invited players and officials representing WDBS. The day will also be featured during the live BBC coverage of the World Championship.

The event is jointly organised by World Snooker Tour (WST) and World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS), a body which has staged approximately 40 disability snooker events across the UK and mainland Europe since 2015.

WDBS aims to provide opportunities for people around the world with disabilities to play snooker competitively, with the long-term goal of taking the sport back to the Paralympics for the first time since 1988.

Steve Cartwright plays snooker shot

Get Involved

As always, WDBS is encouraging everyone who supports disability snooker to get involved on the day, whether on site at the Cue Zone, or online via social media.

Whether you are a player, official, coach or a fan of the sport, help us to spread the word and encourage more people with disabilities to pick up a cue and try snooker by using the hashtag #DisabilitySnooker