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Disabled Snooker Players Playing On The Main Tour

April 19, 2010

I’ve been a big fan of snooker for most of my life. The 2010 Snooker World Championships started at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield on Saturday. This year, I thought I’d mark the moment by doing something I love to do- highlighting some DisAbility.

Yes, there are some disabled players on the main snooker circuit. Two that I know of. Did the snooker fans among you know that Joe Swail is hearing-impaired? He has a fantastic attitude to this DisAbility, saying that he regards this as an advantage for snooker, as he is less likely to be distracted by crowd and other background noise.

Peter Ebdon’s achievements in snooker include the 2002 World Championship, but, snooker fans, did you know that he is colour blind? In a frame in which the brown ball is in close proximity to a red, he usually asks the referee for help on which ball is which. And yes, this has led to some foul pots, but if that’s not DisAbility, I don’t know what is.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. shahzad khan permalink
    May 13, 2012 3:00 pm

    shahzad khan D,11 joher town lahore pakistan. best player of snoker disable from right leg. i want to play national and international level. please support me.

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