The first World Billiards Coaching Course was held in September 2016 at the Winchester, Leicester, UK.
Coaches had already successfully passed an online examination (about the basics of coaching Billiards and the rules of the game) and participated in various events including teaching the basics, group discussions, video analysis and a practical examination.
The course was delivered by Martin Goodwill (Head of Coaching), Phil Welham (Head Coach) and Roxton Chapman (President of World Billiards).
It was very well supported by the WPBSA and attended by Alan Chamberlain (WPBSA Board Member and World Billiards Chairman), Chris Motley (WPBSA DBS and Child Protection Officer), Lisa Bray (WPBSA Secretary) and Matt Huart (WPBSA Press and Media Officer).
Franz Meszaros travelled from Austria to make the course and said:
“Still feeling privileged having attended this WPBSA Billiards Coaching Course, I want to thank everybody concerned for their work in organising it.”