Chris Coumbe(Credit: Spiteri Photo – Chris Coumbe).


  • Location:
  • Plymouth, England
  • Profession:
  • Business Support – Plymouth City Council
  • Highest Break (Practice):
  • 193
  • Highest Break (Match):
  • 160
  • Cue:
  • Burroughes and Watts ‘Norfolk’ cue – pear shaft
  • Tip:
  • Elk Pro Medium


  • Chris was appointed to the World Billiards Board of Directors as a Players’ Representative in July ’19. Read more on that here.
  • 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 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 and Class 2 Snooker referee since 2012.


  • 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 recently became a referee examiner for Billiards.

Contacting Chris:

You can contact Chris via email here.