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Paul Leo Harris

I have played billiards, snooker and pool at club level for over 20 years, captaining some local teams.

After taking a break from competition for a few years due to work commitments I am back to rekindle my love of the three ball game !

I use a Peradon cue with a large tip.

Other than cue sports I am a history and politics graduate as well as a part time science fiction author. Now working on my first graphic novel.

Paul Leo Harris

Paul Leo Harris

 

Staines Snooker Handicap CompetitionS

Mastershots Mini League team – Newtown

Newtown League Pool Team Captain (4 years)

Comp break – 43
Practice break – 196


Dean Bavister

Dean Bavister

Dean Bavister

“I’m originally from Northamptonshire, and since December ’09 live in North Norfolk, near Fakenham. In 1991, aged 10, I went on a holiday to Hunstanton (now just up the road!) and that’s where I first picked up a cue, playing pool with my dad in the arcade, then later in the same holiday visiting a snooker club there. I lived in Rushden, and the Embassy Snooker Club was often frequented by the special young talent that was Shaun Murphy. He’d often play in the club’s Sunday tournaments, as the only youngster, and usually win! It is almost certainly this Murphy link that took me to the snooker club in Raunds (Cabreas Leisure at it was then known) as that was where Shaun regularly practised. A few years later, in October ’93, Mark Wildman took over the club (which became Raunds Cuesports), and introduced me to his beloved game of English Billiards (as well as carom!) which I’ve played ever since. In 1996 I won the National Under 16s Billiards Championship, which was held in Middlesbrough. Speaking live on the local radio almost immediately afterwards was probably more nerve-wracking! Throughout my junior years I played regularly in ABCs, national junior ranking events (winning some of those tournaments) and for England against N. Ireland three times between 1998 & 2000. Around this time I made 16 centuries in practise, best being a 143, and a highest of 96 in a match. I played too little between 2007-09, but after moving to Norfolk I started to increase my practise time as well as playing in the West Norfolk billiards league. 2016 has seen the strongest effort so far with much increased practise time, and 10 more century breaks, including a new best of 155, and my first century in a game, 100. I also scored my highest in red-ball in-off practise, 102 (34 hazards), three times. ‘Running the red’ has perhaps been the strongest part of my game since I started, and by a little coincidence, my current cue is an old fascimile of George Gray’s, the great red-ball player. It was given to me by the late Jock McGregor. I had it tapered so the tip-end was 9mm, more to my liking, though I would probably prefer 8.5 or 8mm. That work was carried out by the brilliant late cue-maker from Rushden, Mac Chambers, who made my snooker cue in 1993 which I used until my gift from Jock in about 2002. So I guess the basis of much of my play has been the red-ball, and I’m working hard to add in the top-of-the-table game in matches, which has also improved in 2016. Away from the table I play piano (mostly Chopin & Keane!) and compose piano music. I’ve also played in a local chess league for Fakenham 2011-15. My favourite sport on TV is Formula 1 and snooker. I love a nice sunny walk and enjoy a good cycle ride.”


John Inverarity

John Inverarity

John Inverarity

John qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here

As a snooker player for forty years John took up Billiards in 2013 and is proactive in promoting the game. He is Captain and Secretary of his local club and also Secretary to the Billiards section of the Chelmsford and District Pretyman Snooker League (the oldest league in England).

He is also interested in the technical side of the game and recently developed and produced a ‘half-ball aiming device’.


Colin Humphries

Colin Humphries

Colin Humphries

Colin qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here.

He has played Billiards for 20 years and is also a Class 1 Billiards Referee.


Steve Standere

Steve Standere

Steve Standere

Steve qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here.

He managed to revive the Ipswich Billiards League after a lapse of 35 years! He is passionate about Billiards and hopes to further the interest of Billiards in his local area and to encourage juniors to take up the game.

 


Katie Martyn

Katie Martyn

Katie Martyn

Katie qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here.

She played on the ladies snooker tour for 13 years and also has a Del Hill Snooker teaching qualification along with a World Snooker teaching qualification.

Katie has been the resident Coach at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London, for the last 13 years.

 

 

 


John Ingleby

John Ingleby

John Ingleby

John qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here.

John has been Head Coach for the English Amateur Billiards Association and has coached for 32 years with almost 2500 students!

He is also a Class 1 and Tutor Billiards and Snooker Referee.

 

 

 

 


John Morris

John Morris

John Morris

John qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here.

He is a Coach at the prestigious RAC club in Pall Mall and is very keen to help members to enjoy Billiards. He is also a good friend of Ray Reardon and regularly practises with him!


Fan Kian Sang Zensen

Fan Zensen

Fan Kian Sang Zensen

Fan Kian Sang Zensen qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here

Fan Kian Sang Zensen is a very keen billiards player as well as being a well-respected coach.

He fell in love with the game after watching Peter Gilchrist play and he realised that there are many billiards techniques with regards to cueing that can help snooker players.

Fan was the Singapore Youth and National Snooker Coach between 1999-2003 and has won the Singapore National Billiards Championship on two occasions. He qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016.

 

 


Franz Meszaros

Franz Meszaros

Franz Meszaros

Franz qualified as a WPBSA World Billiards Coach in September 2016 and can be contacted here.

Biographical Info:
– WPBSA World Billiards Coach since 18th September 2016
– Tutor for Snooker of the Austrian B&SA (OeSBV, www.austriansnooker.at)
– Class 3 Billiards Referee
– Living in Vienna/Austria
– No wife and children to feed
– Club: Army B&SC (HSEBC, www.hsebc.at)
– Cue: Hunt & O´Byrne, 2/3, a little bit too heavy for Billiards
– Tip: Any one, that´s not too hard.

Playing History:
– Started with 3-Cushion Carom early 1980s.
– First time at the English Billiards table (Snooker) 1986.
– Bought my first set of Billiards balls (Super Crystalate) in 1987, but didn´t know what Billiards was all about, ending up playing “Snilliards” and stopped.
– After discovering the half-ball loser and the drop-cannon in the late 1990s I became a billiards-junkie.
– Participated 1999 at the IBSF WC in Carlow/Ireland.
– Participated 2000 at the joined WC IBSF/WPBSA in Middlesbrough/UK winning the first ever Frame (50-up) for Austria.
– Multiple runner-up at Austrian Billiards Championships.