Dear Players, Officials, Many of you will be aware that the WPBSA has undertaken a review of the Official Rules of Snooker & English Billiards and I am writing to bring you up to date.
This review was deemed necessary due to the globalisation of our sport and to bring the rules up to date and in line with best practice. It has also been done to minimise the miss-interpretation of some rules and ensure easier translation into different languages.
The process of re drafting has been managed by the WPBSA Rules and Technical Committee under the leadership of its Chairman Jan Verhaas. It has also involved a lengthy consultation process which has included the WPBSA Players Commission and many international referees around the world speaking multiple languages.
We are now pleased to inform you that a new version of the rules is now complete.