The first tournament staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker body will take place in Gloucester in November.
The first event will take place on the weekend of November 28 and 29 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Full details and the entry pack are now available at www.worldsnooker.com with a closing date ofNovember 20.
There will be five different disability classification groups at this tournament, though the WDBS intends to extend this to eight groups at future events.
The medal and trophy presentations will be made by Paralympic shot-putter Jonathan Adams.
On Friday November 27 there will also be a free open day for disability snooker, with coaching sessions by Tim Squires.
The South West Snooker Academy provides world class practice and playing facilities, featuring five Star tables fitted to World Snooker specifications, three more Star tables and two further tables.
WDBS Chairman Nigel Mawer said: “We are delighted to announce the first WDBS tournament and we are sure it will be a great success. We encourage anyone eligible to take part regardless of their snooker standard. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet others, get free coaching, and play in a competitive environment at an excellent venue which has been used for professional tournaments. Hopefully this will be the first of many successful WDBS events.”