Congratulations on the recognition in the House of Lords, Paul. It's very well deserved.
Information on the Pink Ribbon event:
To take place between Wednesday 4th and Sunday 8th June 2014. Amateur rounds Wednesday - Friday with the 32 professionals entering at the weekend. Your chance to play a professional!
Entries £25 per entry, amateurs can have 2 entries. Deadline for entries Monday 19th May 2014. To enter visit here http://www.swsashop.com/swsatournaments/PinkRibbonProAm
SWSA have negotiated a deal with the Holiday Inn Express Gloucester South during the dates of 3rd - 8th June. Discounted Room rates are £55.00 per Room per night (including Breakfast & WiFi).
This rate is only available until the room allocation of 40 rooms has been fulfilled. Please ring the Holiday Inn Express Gloucester Direct on 01452 726400 and quote SO9
The South West Snooker Academy offers the finest level of equipment and playing environment with Star tables, Pro 1G Aramith balls, Strachan No10 cloth and perfect match conditions.
Having played on these tables at this facility I can say they are the best conditions I've ever experienced for a game of snooker and highly recommend it to anyone considering entering. If you've never played on the tables you see the professionals play on then this is your chance, and trust me you will get a new appreciation of how tough they are. If you are playing well they are a dream, if you are struggling they are a nightmare! Shots along the cushions and to middles from angles are so much more difficult than club tables most of you will be used to playing on. It will show you why the shots you think you can get are the ones turned down or missed by the best players in the world! It will also show you that on proper match tables to play well you must stroke the ball and not hit it, you can trust the white to run true so if you miss, it's your aim that's wrong not the table.
It goes without saying as well that the event raises a lot of cash for the Pink Ribbon charity so all your entries fees will be going to a good cause.