CW Steiner(Credit: ÖBU – CW Steiner)


  • Location:
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Profession:
  • Chemist in Medical Basic Research at University of Vienna Medical School, Autoimmunity/Rheumatology
  • Highest Break (Practice):
  • CW says “honestly, I can’t count when in flow.”
  • Highest Break (Match):
  • 97 (8th March 2020)
  • Cue:
  • Robin Cook, Tony Glover
  • Tip:
  • 10mm regular Elkmaster, sometimes ‘mushrooming’ to 11mm


  • 2020 NGB nominee to World Matchplay Championships
  • Austrian Championship Runner-Up
  • 4 times Austrian Champion (team)
  • Winner at the ABL Ranking Tournament, Innsbruck – 2011 (points-up)
  • Member of the Austrian team at the Four Nations International


  • CW has experienced almost all cue sports in his career. He started playing Pool for fun when he was 14 years of age. He then discovered Carom Billiards after leaving home for studies at age 18.
  • During the mid-eighties, he was first introduced to Snooker on television and he participated in the 22-ball game as soon as the first tables appeared in Vienna, around 1988.
  • CW first discoverd English Billiards in 2003 when he joined the Vienna Billiards League with two other ‘newbies’. CW and the Austrian Billiards community formed a mutual friendship with English coach Phillip Welham and Andrew Grice, whose combined efforts helped to stage the 2006 Austrian Open. This paved the way for the early EBOS events, the forerunner to the WBL tour, and CW has been a regular competitor since.
  • CW qualified as a referee in 2011 and has officiated in the latter stages of major events. He is also a qualified WBL Billiards coach.

Contacting CW:

You can contact CW via email here.