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Chris Coumbe

Chris Coumbe was appointed to the board of World Billiards Ltd in July 2019, see here

Chris lives in Plymouth. He is a regular on the WBL circuit, as both 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.

Chris Coumbe

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, and has qualified each year since.

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, being the youngest person to do so. He has also refereed a number of other finals, 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 an Ambassador and volunteer for the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation. He is also involved in administration of his local leagues.

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