Cue Sports

Billiards, Pool and Snooker

Cue sports are played with a cue on a table covered with a cloth or baize, with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions.  The object of any cue sport is to score more points than your opponent, mainly by potting balls but also by tactical safety play, within the predefined rules of the relevant cue sport (billiards, pool or snooker).

Close up of a pool player in action

WDBS run tournaments for people with disabilities, under eight different category groups. Groups one and two are for wheelchair users, groups three to five are for ambulant players, group six for intellectual disabilities, group seven for visually impaired players and group eight for deaf/hearing impaired players. More information on classification groups can be found here.

As part of WDBS tournaments they offer free open days that are available to people with any disability. Whether current players or complete beginners you are welcome to come try snooker as a sport and get free advice and guidance from experienced coaches. For information on these open days go to World Disability Billiards and Snooker website here.

Another way to get involved would be to find you nearest World Snooker coach and see if they offer sessions at a local accessible club.

Visit the World Disability Billiards and Snooker website

The British Wheelchair Pool Players Association (BWPPA) is the recognised governing body of American wheelchair pool in Great Britain and is now the largest National wheelchair tour in the World.  We are affiliated with the British Pool Federation (BPF), and EPBF/WPA.

wheelchair cue sport players in action

Visit the British Wheelchair Pool Players Association website

GB Wheelchair Cue Sports is the association for 8 Ball Pool in the UK. The association has the backing of both the English Pool Association & English Blackball Pool Federation.

GB Wheelchair Cue Sports

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