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A Potted History. Roger Cole Managing Director of a Structural Steel Fabricating Company, Snooker Coach & former Semi-Professional Player was at the time.

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1 A Potted History

2 Roger Cole Managing Director of a Structural Steel Fabricating Company, Snooker Coach & former Semi-Professional Player was at the time promoting snooker tournaments for Under 19s in Plymouth & Exeter Spring 2004 WEBSF Founded By Steve Canniford Principal Engineer with a Local Authority, Billiards & Snooker Coach and County Player was at the time developing a Billiards & Snooker Coaching & Assessment Scheme for Devon

3 Summer 2004 Ray Reardon (Six Times World Professional Snooker Champion) became Patron The WEBSF Management Team (15 volunteers all committed to the cause)

4 To facilitate participation and learning in the sport of English Billiards & Snooker for Children and Adults Providing guidance, development, enjoyment and the realisation of potential for all Mission Statement

5 September 2004 Ray Reardon kindly donated his time at the official launch of the WEBSF at the Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth Over 100 representatives from around the region including the Press, Officials from the Devon & Cornwall Snooker Associations & Leagues, Referees Association and Players attended WEBSF received National Governing Body Approval

6 Achievements in first 5 years Child Protection Policy Policy & Structure document Tournament Structure & Rules Implemented a WEBSF Coaches Development & Assessment Scheme All Coaches attended Coaching Children & Young People Workshops & CRB Checked Written a Coaching Manual Produced Lesson Plans, Training Programmes, Player Assessment & Accreditation that link to the Coaching Manual Contd

7 More Achievements 484 Members to date 151 Regional Tournaments 1 International Tournament 18 Coaches Trained, Assessed, Graded & CRB Checked 11 Players Represented England Several Billiards & Snooker Fund Raising Events & Exhibitions Contd £10 Top professional from the West of England Stephen Lee Sunday 11th May, 2008, Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth Doors open 6:00 for 7:15 start Tickets only refundable if event cancelled. Not exchangeable

8 Built a good reputation for developing and progressing Billiards & Snooker Turned heads within the National Billiards & Snooker community Regular Local & Regional Press Coverage Regular National Snooker Magazine & Website Coverage Developed a Popular Web Site More Achievements

9 Press & Magazine Coverage Over 100 write-ups per year involving WEBSF players

10 WEBSF Tournament Champions Sam Baird Bronze Waistcoat Snooker Tour Jake Stewart (Reigning Champion) for more details go to:- k or contact Roger Cole Mob: The West of England No. 1 Snooker Tournament for under 16s Jake Stewart Gold Waistcoat Snooker Tour Sam Baird (Reigning Champion) for more details go to:- uk or contact Roger Cole Mob: The West of England No. 1 Snooker Tournament for any age Silver Waistcoat Snooker Tour Mitchel Grinsted (Reigning Champion) for more details go to:- or contact Roger Cole Mob: The West of England No. 1 Snooker Tournament for under 21s Mitchel Grinsted WEST OF ENGLAND BILLIARDS & SNOOKER FOUNDATION WEST OF ENGLAND BILLIARDS & SNOOKER FOUNDATION WEST OF ENGLAND BILLIARDS & SNOOKER FOUNDATION Plans to take WEBSF cue sports to all within the West Country

11 Plan to distribute to all Clubs & Leagues within the West Country WEBSF Flyers

12 Support with Player Portfolios

13 Waistcoat Tournaments

14 National Tournaments A number of our players travel the country to play in National and International tournaments on a regular basis Even though they compete as individuals the friendship and camaraderie they have established as members of the WEBSF bonds them into a team

15 Senior Team Winners Civic Reception Youth Team Runners-up Plymouth International Snooker Channel Island Challenge

16 English Amateur Championship 2006 & Qualifiers – including the Southern Champion Andy RadfordMike King Greg Batten Kris Vincent Andy Symons-Rowe

17 English Amateur Team Championship Winners Carlow, Ireland 2006 Kris Vincent Lee Lamerton Neil Chiswell

18 English Amateur Team Championship Winners Sheffield, England 2008 Mike King Greg Batten Sam Baird

19 Home Internationals Prestatyn 2007 WEBSF players represent England 3 years in a row (Darren Bond, Kris Vincent & Sam Baird)

20 Home Internationals Seniors Prestatyn, Wales 2008 Sam Baird

21 European Team Championships Holland 2007 Semi-finalists Greg Batten Mike King Andy Symons-Rowe

22 European Team Championships & Mediterranean Snooker Cup Malta 2005 Kris Vincent

23 World Under 21s Championship Goa, India 2007 Matt Williams

24 Professional Status Sam Baird

25 Exhibitions £10 Top professional from the West of England Stephen Lee Sunday 11th May, 2008, Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth Doors open 6:00 for 7:15 start Tickets only refundable if event cancelled. Not exchangeable 1 David Causier Ian McCulloch Stephen Lee Geet Sethi Andy Hicks Jamie Cope

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27 Web Site Statistics Topped over 80,000 hits & 950 unique Visitors in a single month

28 Obtain funding through donations & sponsorship for players and the foundation Expand tournaments to more towns within the region Recruit more Coaches and Volunteers Further develop the WEBSF Coaching Scheme with National Governing Body Obtain national recognition for the WEBSF Coaching Scheme Work with Schools re Literacy & Numeracy Take teams to play Leagues/Clubs outside of the region Promote Billiards & Snooker via the promotion of top Snooker events in the region Short Term Vision

29 Role out the WEBSF format to other regions around the country Work with the NGB to develop grass roots Billiards & Snooker Help establish an Educational Sports Academy for Cue Sports in the region Develop inter regional competition Establish partnerships with Schools, Colleges & and the Business Sector Obtain International recognition for the WEBSF Coaching Scheme Long Term Vision


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