Chris Coumbe(Credit: Spiteri Photo – Chris Coumbe playing at the RACV Club, Melbourne)


  • Location:
  • Plymouth, England
  • Profession:
  • Works for Plymouth City Council
  • Highest Break (Practice):
  • 203
  • Highest Break (Match):
  • 181
  • Cue:
  • One piece pearwood cue with Macassar ebony butt – handmade by Jonathan Lonergan
  • Tip:
  • ‘Taylor Made’ – Medium
  • World Billiards 100+ Breaks:
  • 12
  • World Billiards High Breaks:
  • 181, 138, 137, 135, 128


  • Chris was appointed to the World Billiards Board of Directors as a Players’ Representative in July 2019. Read more on that here. From January 2021 until May 2022 Chris was the Billiards Director of the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (England’s National Governing Body).
  • He has played twice for England at junior level; at Pontins 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, and has qualified for the event each year since.
  • European Open Quarter Finalist in 2018.
  • West of England Championship Runner-Up in 2017 and 2020.
  • Class 1 Billiards referee since 2014.


  • 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.
  • He refereed the World Billiards Championship final (timed format) in 2016, being the youngest person ever to do so. He has also refereed a number of other finals, including the World Women’s Championship, Jim Williamson Open, English Open, NSC Open and English National (EASB) finals. One of his memorable matches was in the 2014 World Championship where he refereed Pankaj Advani making breaks of 701 and 575 back-to-back. Chris became a referee examiner for Billiards in 2018 and was involved in the launch of the new rulebook in 2019.

Chris’ Statistics:

Below you will find statistics on the player performance over recent seasons:

Tournaments Played
Match Win %
67% (33 of 49)
Hourly Rate
Rank (Pts)
8 (31500)
Best K/O perf
High Break
Tournaments Played
Match Win %
57% (4 of 7)
Hourly Rate
Rank (Pts)
16 (17475)
Best K/O perf
High Break
Tournaments Played
Match Win %
67% (16 of 24)
Hourly Rate
Rank (Pts)
17 (30269)
Best K/O perf
High Break

Contacting Chris:

You can contact Chris via email here.