The first steps towards the formation of the Snooker Players Association will be taken in Telford on Tuesday.
Here is the text of a letter the SPA has sent to players and other interested parties:
A meeting is to be held at 10.30 am on Tuesday 16th December in the Holiday Inn Telford/Ironbridge, St. Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4EH in the Rathbone Room.
The meeting will set out to establish the next steps to legally forming the Association and look towards appointing an interim group responsible for officially structuring and setting the objectives of the Association.
The meeting is also intended to be a follow up to the information sent to yourselves and available on the players association information page on www.snookerassociation.com
The meeting is being chaired by a development group and will be hosted by a legal advisor Gareth Williams, and attended by Pat Mooney, Steve Davis, John Higgins and Brandon Parker.
All other players and managers are invited and particularly welcome.
For those players or managers that cannot attend for whatever reason, you can give your thoughts and comments via the association page and they will be raised at the meeting and considered as part of the agenda.
We will also publish minutes of the meeting for comment to all registered players allowing ongoing feedback and where appropriate voting on any proposed resolutions.
It is important to note that this Association can and will only be formed with the express blessing and support of the players we would therefore ask for input where possible and direct involvement from as many stakeholders in the game of snooker as is practical.