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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 which they won.

He played in the 2015 World Championships, 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 of the timed format in 2016 in addition to 3 other WBL finals in recent years (Jim Williamson Open, English Open and NSC Open). Chris also refereed the English national billiards final and English junior final at the 2014 EASB finals weekend. One of his most memorable matches was in the 2014 World Championships when he refereed Pankaj Advani making breaks of 701 and 575 back-to-back!

Chris is involved in billiards and snooker administration with his local leagues. He has been elected as an Ambassador for the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation and also works with WBL.

His highest breaks are; match 115, practice 128. He uses a Burroughes and Watts pearwood cue.