The first IBSF Cue Zone was held this morning on the 5th of July at the 2018 IBSF World Under 18 & Under 21 Snooker Championships in the Qilu University of Technology Changqing Campus in Jinan, China with players from New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland.
Promotion of the game
The Cue Zones have been organised by The International Billiards & Snooker Federation to promote the game and help the players improve their games. Jim Leacy IBSF Vice Chairman attended today and said the IBSF hope to make the Cue Zones a regular activity at all IBSF Championships in the future.
This week from the 5th – 10th of July the IBSF European Head Coach PJ Nolan from Ireland is conducting free cue zones each morning from 10am – 1pm. At the practice venue there is a cue zone schedule for players to sign up for a session and it is all free of charge with the compliments of the IBSF.
Today 9-year-old Riley James from New Zealand and Stephen Bateman, Ross Bulman, Noel Landers and Aaron Hill from Ireland attended. PJ worked on their Break Building, Developing good fundamentals in their Techniques. All the players really impressed PJ with their commitment and the players said they really enjoyed their lesson with PJ.
New Practice and Mind Booklets
Each player who attends PJ’s IBSF Cue Zones this week will receive a Practice Booklet with routines and a sports psychology booklet to help them improve their overall game. This is to help them improve their training when they return home after the Championships.