Aims of the Guernsey Billiards and Snooker Association
The constitution of the GB&SA states that it is formed with the “object of fostering amateur snooker and billiards in the Island”.
The Association arranges and controls the running of a snooker league comprising of 23 teams within four divisions, an individual snooker league for the Island's top players and individual billiards handicap and straight leagues.
It also runs eight knockout competitions for both teams and individuals to enter, culminating in Island champions who go on to represent Guernsey in the Inter Insulars against Jersey.
The Association also runs a number of tournaments, including the Guernsey Snooker Open, a Handicap Open, a Snooker Shootout and Scotch Doubles, and in 2016 held its inaugural Ladies Open event.
Whilst it is a male dominated sport on the island, a first all women side competed in the league during 2017.
The future ambitions of the Association are:
- To re-ignite junior interest, and re-introduce junior competitions not held since 1998.
- To encourage and aid players to participate in higher level competitions offshore.
- To re-establish official referees through appropriate coaching and qualifications.