2024: Pink Ribbon Charity Event Returns…

2024: Pink Ribbon Charity Event Returns…

THE POPULAR CHARITY EVENT THE PINK RIBBON, which was held in Gloucester and was a favourite among top professionals is back in July in Walsall at the Landywood Snooker Club.

The event, which was held between 2010 – 19 by Paul Mount, was scooped by the likes of Stuart Bingham, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Michael Holt, to name but a few. 

Holt won the first in 2010, but it was Bingham in 2019 before the event took a break for five years and is now back for the first time since in the summer – this year.

The Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, have been affected by breast cancer, or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer and its early detection and treatment.

There are many annual events held to raise funds for the cause.

Landywood Snooker Club in Walsall is slowly becoming the new South West Snooker Academy venue in Gloucester, with many events being held there, including the English Amateur Championship.

Andrew Norman – a debutant at The Crucible in this year’s Mr Vegas World Seniors, also won the event and was a manager at the club in Gloucester – and is now a top coach.

In 2022…

Sir Gavin Williamson Tory MP visited Landywood Snooker Club while it hosted the fifth World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Q Tour tournament.

The Q Tour is one of the premier pathways to the World Snooker Tour with two professional places to be won across the season.

The tournament, which ran from the 9th – 11th December, saw 103 players compete for a chance to rise to the top of the Q tour rankings and earn a professional tour card.

The event was eventually won by Welshman Daniel Wells, who defeated Sydney Wilson 5-2 in the final on Sunday 11th December.

The former Education Secretary, Sir Gavin, said: “I was thrilled to attend the Landywood Snooker Club in Great Wyrley as they hosted the fifth WPBSA Q Tour tournament.

“The club has had a remarkable transformation under the stewardship of Director Paul Lloyd – who has worked hard to modernise the club for the greater benefit of the community.

“It was a pleasure to meet Paul and former professional snooker player Jason Ferguson, who is the current Chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. I understand that it was a fantastic tournament with some high-quality snooker, and I hope similar competitions return to Great Wyrley soon.”

Williamson sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for snooker along with three others – which was originally seven MPs.

Labour MP Nick Smith is the current Chair of the APPG Group for Snooker.

Good luck to everyone who decides to enter what is a worthy cause event.

 

 

 

Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!