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Throwback World Incapacity Snooker from 2015


TODAY IS THE ANNUAL WORLD DISABILITY SNOOKER DAY IN SHEFFIELD…

Listed here are the estimates from 2020/21 from the Home of  Commons Library, which states that…

How many individuals have a incapacity? The newest estimates from the Division for Work and Pensions’ Household Sources Survey point out that 16.0 million folks within the UK had a incapacity within the 2021/22 monetary yr. This represents 24% of the full inhabitants.

Subsequent month, the World Incapacity Snooker Affiliation will maintain one other staging of the Hull Open, which up to now has seen 62 entries with entries to the occasion ending on Might 10.

The occasion, which takes place on the 17 – nineteenth Might, sees Teams 1 – 8 compete within the occasion which has been hosted on the Tradewell Snooker Membership since 2016 on a document ten events.

In final yr’s Hull Open, there have been 72 entries in whole.

Right here’s a snippet from the Exercise Alliance again in 2016, when the WDBS was rising…

“Entry numbers virtually doubled from the earlier yr on the second Open Incapacity Snooker Championship throughout 5 incapacity classification teams (teams 1-5). As in 2015, three essential competitions had been contested, along with a Problem Cup occasion for gamers not qualifying for the knockout phases.

First the primary time at a WDBS occasion, prize cash was provided to the finalists of every class, in addition to the general excessive break- because of assist from Renishaw plc and the Paul Hunter Basis.

The article then added additional on: “For the primary time the WDBS additionally held a Studying Incapacity Snooker Pageant with the assist of Particular Olympics Gloucestershire. The occasion included a proper six-red match, which noticed Wealthy Yendle defeat David Mac to say the title. Residents from Leonard Cheshire, who had beforehand visited the World Championship in Sheffield earlier this yr, additionally visited through the pageant and loved alternatives to each watch and play snooker.

The match was supported all through by WPBSA World Snooker coaches Tim Squires, Bob Hill and Danielle Findlay.

Over 200 gamers have competed at World Incapacity Billiards and Snooker competitions up to now.

Again in January, this web site author reported on the WDBS staged at Woking with an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson.

 

WATCH: DISABILITY SNOOKER DAY THROWBACK FROM 2023…

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