World Snooker Disability Day Is a special day aiming to raise awareness of the opportunities for people with disabilities to pick up a cue and get involved in snooker.
It takes place in the Winter Gardens in Sheffield with two coaches who oversee the activities.
WDBS will also be featured by the BBC as part of their TV Coverage to include a special feature film filmed at the 2022 UK Disability Snooker Championship.
The event is jointly organised by World Snooker Tour and World Disability Billiards and Snooker. WDBS aims to provide opportunities for people around the world with disabilities to play snooker competitively, with the long-term goal of taking the sport back to the Paralympics for the first time since 1988.
Why it’s important for people who have disabilities to get involved is because they may feel they don’t get much chance to do anything like this, so this day opens up a little door for them and they can just enjoy the day and feel no pressure whatsoever and also it will enable them to take part in the challenges on the day.
Snooker is also good for people’s maths skills as it’s easy to add up if you know the points value of each ball, so a red is 1 point, yellow 2, green three, brown 4, blue 5, pink six and black seven. So for example if you potted a red and a pink that would be 7 points, if you potted a red and a black that would be 8 points and so on.
And you don’t necessarily have to be in a wheelchair to take part you can just take part if you have any kind of disability.
For more information visit World Disability Snooker Day 2022 – WDBS: World Disability Billiards And Snooker