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Chris Coumbe

Chris Coumbe

Chris Coumbe

Chris lives in Plymouth. He is a regular on the WBL circuit, both as player and referee. He has played twice for England at junior level; at Pontin’s Prestatyn in the 2010 Home Internationals and in Glengormley, Northern Ireland, in the 2014 Kingsman Cup.

He first played in the World Championship in 2015, where he reached the last 32 of the 150-up event losing 4-1 to Peter Gilchrist.

Chris is currently a class 2 referee at snooker, and he was awarded his class 1 billiards certificate in October 2014.

He refereed the World Billiards Championship final (timed format) in 2016 in addition to a number of other finals in recent years, including the Jim Williamson Open, English Open, NSC Open and English National (EASB) finals. One of his more memorable matches was in the 2014 World Championship where he refereed Pankaj Advani making breaks of 701 and 575 back-to-back! Chris recently became a referee examiner for billiards.

Chris is also involved in billiards and snooker administration. Alongside his commitments on his local league committee, Chris is an Ambassador for the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation and he also assists WBL.

His highest breaks are; match 160, practice 193. He uses a Burroughes and Watts pearwood cue.