Regular Snooker Scene readers will be aware of the way the WPBSA has used its members money to pursue Clive Everton, our editor, under the technicality that he was a billiards only member.
They admitted that the 'truth or falsity' of what he wrote was not at issue.
Earlier this month, a court hearing found in Clive's favour, as the Mail on Sunday reported yesterday.
Here is their story:
Clive Everton may still be hobbling around after breaking his hip on the eve of the World Snooker Championship final, but he can walk tall after winning an important victory for free speech.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association brought a disciplinary case against Everton because of his repeated criticism of the running of the sport in 'Snooker Scene', the magazine he edits.
Even after the case failed when Everton resigned his membership, the governing body sought to recover their legal costs.
But a bankruptcy court hearing in Stourbridge this month rejected the WPBSA claim, leaving them to explain to their members why they have spent more than £100,000 hounding the BBC commentator.