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 25 teams within four divisions and individual billiards leagues in both straight and handicap formats.
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 holds a number of tournaments, including the Guernsey Snooker Open, a Snooker Shootout and Scotch Doubles.
Whilst it is a male dominated sport on the island, women have regularly competed, with some of our ladies players taking part in national competitions.
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.