World Snooker Federation General Assembly 2022

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The World Snooker Federation (WSF), the global amateur arm of the WPBSA, held its 2022 General Assembly online on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

The meeting was attended by delegates from across the globe including member federations from the European, Asia-Pacific, Americas, African and Asian continents, who were all formally welcomed by WSF President Jason Ferguson.

Alongside the approval of the WSF independently audited accounts, there was confirmation of the reappointment of WSF Directors Jason Ferguson, Nigel Mawer QPM, Maxime Cassis and Mike Peachey for a further four years.

A further discussion took place about the planned future of the WSF Council, a sub committee of the board with strategic local knowledge aimed at sports development within the WSF member regions.

There was also an update provided by Simon Fortune, Secretary General of the Australian Billiards and Snooker Council on the upcoming WSF Championships to be held in Sydney, Australia from the 31 January – 11 February 2023.

Jason Ferguson said: “The WSF General Assembly always represents an important opportunity to meet with delegates from like-minded federations and organisations from around the world. Snooker has grown exponentially over the last 10-12 years, and there is now a much greater responsibility to ensure the sport develops in a sustainable manner for the benefit of all.

“The fourth staging of the prestigious WSF Championships, to be held at the spectacular Mounties Club, is almost upon us, where two highly coveted World Snooker Tour cards will be won from the World Under-18 and World Open Championships for the start of next season. The most talented players must have the opportunity to fulfil their dreams and reach the top, and with no barriers to entry, we look forward to welcoming international players from around the world to compete and be a part of what promises to be a wonderful event in a fantastic location.

“Alongside my fellow directors, I am delighted to be able to continue to lead the WSF for at least a further four years. I would like to thank the many people worldwide who work tirelessly to drive this sport forward, in particular the players, the officials and the many administrators who give their time freely. There can be no doubt that the WSF framework, enabling its members to be aligned with the work of the WPBSA, will allow this sport to reach its true potential and achieve the recognition it deserves.”