A well known face from the cobbles of Coronation Street is to compete in a disability snooker event, it has been announced.
The World Disability Billiards and Snooker Association (WDBS) has revealed actor Liam Bairstow will be among several players competing in next month’s WDBS Humber Classic.
Liam, who plays the character of Alex Warner, became the first actor with Down’s Syndrome to be cast in the world’s longest running soap opera. He’s been in the show since 2015.
Away from life on the ITV soap, Liam is a big snooker fan and said he can’t wait to play in the event which runs between Friday August 17 and Sunday August 19 at the Tradewell Snooker Club in Hull,
Liam said: “I am really looking forward to this event. It was a fantastic experience to watch the world’s best snooker players at the World Championship last year and this is a fantastic opportunity for me to pick up a cue myself and also to be able to meet lots of new people.”
Since its formation the WDBS has successfully staged several snooker events for people with disabilities, including both open days and competitive tournaments.
Events are open to people with a range of physical, learning and sensory disabilities as set out within its classification requirements.
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