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Snooker Takes Centre Stage At African Games

Moroccan snooker players dominated on home soil this week by claiming a trio of gold medals as the sport was contested at the African Games for the first time in its history. The 12th staging of Africa’s biggest multisports event has seen athletes from 54 African nations come together across 26 sports including snooker. Staged at… Read More

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New WPBSA Rulebook Published

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is today pleased to announce the launch of a new version of the Official Rules of Snooker and English Billiards. View the updated version of the rules View a full explanatory document explaining the key changes The new edition represents the most significant rules update in our… Read More

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EPSB To Roll Out Junior Summer Clubs Programme

The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards are kicking off a new initiative next week designed to get more young people playing snooker at Junior Summer Clubs. Snooker establishments around the country will host sessions over the coming months aimed at those aged between 10 and 16. Young leaders will also be selected from each… Read More

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Murphy To Step Down From WPBSA Board

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has today announced that Shaun Murphy has taken the decision to step down from the Board of Directors and his role of Chairman of the Players Commission with immediate effect. The former world champion was elected to the WPBSA board in December 2017 and has made a valuable… Read More

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Crucible to Stage World Seniors Snooker Championship

With just days until the World Professional Snooker Championship hits Sheffield, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has announced a new major annual snooker tournament that will see the game’s icons go head to head for the ultimate World Seniors title. The ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship is coming to the Crucible Theatre… Read More

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Independent Appeals Committee Finding: Jamie Jones

On Friday 11th January 2019 after a contested hearing the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee found that Jamie Jones had failed to report an approach to David John for John to fix his match outcome against Graeme Dott that was to be played on 29th September 2016. On 6th February 2019 the Committee reported their decision on the sanction that Jamie Jones was to… Read More

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WPBSA Disciplinary Hearing Finding: David John and Jamie Jones

After an investigation by the WPBSA Integrity Unit supported by Sportradar and the UK Gambling Commission SBIU, David John and Jamie Jones were found to have a case to answer for serious breaches of the WPBSA Members Rules. On Friday 11th January 2019 after a contested hearing the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee found that: Jamie Jones, on… Read More

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Main Tour Qualification 2019/20

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and World Snooker have today published the breakdown of players to compete on the 2019/20 World Snooker Tour. For the first time the qualifiers will include two players from the World Snooker Challenge Tour held during this season, as well as the 12 players who make it… Read More

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WPBSA Disciplinary Hearing Finding

After an investigation by the WPBSA Integrity Unit supported by Sportradar and the UK Gambling Commission SBIU, David John and Jamie Jones were found to have a case to answer for serious breaches of the WPBSA Members Rules. The full charges are shown at Appendix 1. On 18th December 2018 the case was heard before the… Read More

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Snooker To Be Included In 2019 African Games

It has been announced by the African Billiards and Snooker Confederation (ABSC) that snooker will be included at the African Games for the first time later this year, representing a landmark development for our sport in the region. Now organised by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the African Union (AU) and the Association… Read More

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