Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester Plays Host to Key Snooker Tournament

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester Plays Host to Key Snooker Tournament

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IT'S 26 years since snooker was a Paralympic Games sport but Manchester is helping try to re-establish its place on the global, multi-sport event schedule.

The city has been chosen to host the second disability tournament of the season - the first of 2016 - prior to staging a major ranking tournament, the Ladbrokes Players Championship, for the first time this century.

A field of around 20 players is expected for the inaugural WDBS Manchester Classic taking place at Q's Sports and Entertainment Bar at Belle Vue from March 18-20. Entries are being accepted up until Friday.

And as part of a concerted effort by the game's governing body to raise awareness of disability snooker, free coaching sessions are available for people of all disabilities on the opening day.

The ultimate goal of the newly-formed World Disability Billiards and Snooker Body is to achieve recognition by the International Paralympic Committee and re-admission to the Paralympic Games. …

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