The latest news on Chris Small, forced to retire two years ago because of a degenerative spinal disease, is not good.

He has received nothing from the WPBSA benevolent fund, despite being probably the most obvious case for help in the game's history, and, according to today's Edinburgh Evening News, is not happy at learning that Alex Higgins received £20,000 from the fund to fix his teeth, even though a number of disciplinary offences against him are still outstanding.

Story here: http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1034912007


Anonymous said...


I found this utterly appalling and staggering. The newspaper has a quote from a well-known player, do you know who it is?

This will surely be pushed to the forefront of the next issue of SnookerScene. I know Clive and yourself have been pushing the argument over this story. It may be time for a petition to get the ball rolling.

What I don't understand is why the players aren't doing more. Is there a union and who is in charge of it.

This situation, surely, must change.

Have the WSA made any futher comment?

Thanks, Joe

Dave H said...

No. They say they don't comment on benevolent fund grants.

Anonymous said...

Is the association of snooker writers getting involved by setting up a fund or something similar or would they not get involved in this business.

Thanks, Joe

Dave H said...

We donated £300 to his charity night