Here's a list of frequently asked questions which may help you find the information you require. If you can't find what you need, there are email addresses for World Snooker at the bottom of this page.
How do I become a professional player?
Q School runs for three weeks each May in at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield and gives all-comers the chance to qualify for the professional tour. There are 12 places on the main tour available, with the four semi-finalists in each of three events given a place. Keep an eye on this website for details of how to enter. There are also places on the tour and Q School made available to national international associations, who run their own events and arrange entry into tournaments such as the World Amateur Championship and European Championship. Get in touch with your national governing body to find out more. For a list of NGB websites, click here and scroll down to 'Associations'.
How do I become a referee?
Get in touch with your NGB and ask how to obtain your referee's certificate, and see if they can help you gain experience. We often use the best amateur referees in our smaller events such as Q School and the Players Tour Championship. There they can gain invaluable experience and the best ones may graduate to referee on the professional tour.
I have a question about the rules.
Click here for the rules of snooker.
I want some coaching to improve my game, how do I find the right coach?
Click here for a list of our official coaches. Just find the one nearest to where you live and get in touch with him. If you're interested in becoming an official coach, click here for details of our coaching and development scheme.
I want a signed item to raise money for a charity.
We get a very limited number of signed items at tournaments and these are in high demand for charities. If you feel you have a worthy cause, send an email to the address at the bottom of this page with full details.
I want to buy a tournament programme
All of our programmes are produced by Programme Master and we try to make them available online before the event starts. Click here for their website and click the World Snooker icon on the home page.
I've been watching snooker on TV and I want to complain about a player/referee/commentator.
We do welcome your feedback so please send an email to the address at the bottom of this page.
I want details about a tournament and how to buy tickets.
The official ticket marketplace for the World Championship is Viagogo
I'm interested in sponsoring a tournament, how do I find out more?
Click here for sponsorship information
Our main office is in Bristol:
75 Whiteladies Road,
Bristol BS8 2NT
Tel: +44 (0)117 317 8200
Fax: +44 (0)117 317 8219
We also have an office in China:
World Snooker China (Beijing)
Central International Trade Center
Wing C, 29 Floor, Room 22
6A Jianguomenwai Avenue
Chaoyang District, 100022
Beijing, PR China
T (+86) 10 6563 9977
F (+86) 10 6563 9833
You can also contact us by email at email@example.com
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