Ferguson Elected WCBS President


Jason Ferguson has been elected as the new President of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS).

Ferguson received unanimous support in the election at the WCBS General Assembly, held in Wroclaw, Poland, home to the 2017 World Games.

Ferguson said: “Billiard Sports are united in the mission to become part of the Olympic Programme. We have seen great recent success in the SEA Games held in Singapore, and Cue Sports will once again participate in the 2017 World Games. I am honoured to be asked to lead our sport in this next phase of promoting the core values of the Olympic Movement.”

Picture Perfect: World Games 2013

While it was an event which for the majority of snooker fans will likely have flown somewhat under the radar, the 2013 World Games event won by India’s Aditya Mehta in Cali, Colombia, was an event of some importance for snooker and the WPBSA’s continued efforts to strengthen snooker’s hand on the world stage.

One man behind this push in particular is WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson and when I caught up with him at the recent Bluebell Wood Open tournament in Doncaster, he was kind enough to provide me with a selection of his photos from the event for PSB.

Click below for a flavour of the event…

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The Big Jason Ferguson Interview – Part One

While Barry Hearn as the chairman of World Snooker is the man responsible for commercial side of professional snooker, the man at the head of the sport’s regulatory body, the WPBSA, is former world number 28 Jason Ferguson, who since his re-election to the board as chairman in July 2010, has overseen a period of unprecedented change in professional snooker.

Three years on, I sat down with Jason this week at the Crucible to discuss a number of subjects, including flat draws, money based ranking lists, the Crucible, burn out, snooker in schools, the amateur game, wildcards, and much, much more.

Click below for the first of two parts…

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Ferguson Clarifies Players Contracts, Appearance Fees The Issue?

Interesting news today from World Snooker as following the uncertainty expressed by myself amongst other people, concerning the players contracts and exactly what Ronnie O’Sullivan is currently unhappy with, Jason Ferguson has issued a statement clarifying a few points.

He also suggests that one issue between O’Sullivan and the governing body is as to whether he should be able to receive additional appearance money, not permitted under the contract…

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