Weʼve raised £328 to Matt's 2017 BWPPA tour + international tournament travel & accommodation
- Doncaster, United Kingdom
- Time left
- Funded on Tuesday, 14th February 2017
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I began competing in wheelchair American pool tournaments, when I joined the BWPPA tour in April 2007 (more info at www.bwppa.com). Since joining the BWPPA tour I've competed in tournaments across the UK. In addition to this, in December 2008 I represented Great Britain in the 9-ball pool World Championship for wheelchair athletes, that event was held at Sands Regency Casino-Hotel in Reno NV in the USA.
Following some good results on the BWPPA tour, including reaching the semi-finals of the 2012 British Open and numerous Challenge event semi-finals, in November 2015 I won my first title on the BWPPA tour when I beat Fred Dinsmore, Craig Welsh and Aslam Abubaker to win the Predator Cues British 9-ball Championship Challenge event, I followed that by winning the next BWPPA challenge event beating Nick Oliver in the final to win the Southern 9-ball Open challenge event in March 2016. These wins have seen me end the 2016 season ranked #8 in the UK wheelchair pool rankings.
Visit my website www.matthew-lester.com to find out more.
The aim of this page is to help towards travel & accommodation at tournaments throughout the 2017 season, not only on the BWPPA tour in the UK, but I am also hoping to enter the World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players, which will be held in Finland in August and other international wheelchair pool tournaments I may be eligible to enter.
In addition to this I will also be competing in the Break Box Pool Series in Barnsley throughout 2017 against the best amateur 9-ball pool players in the UK.
Due to my disability not only do I have to fund myself when I travel to tournaments. I also need to travel with my PA to help me with getting up in the morning, and getting to bed.
The "target" is an estimate of how much travel and accommodation will cost me during the 2017 wheelchair pool season
Matthew Lester5 months ago
Happy new year everyone! My crowdfunding page expires in a month, so if anyone wants to add to my pool sponsorship for the upcoming season, or knows of anyone who might be interested, there's not long left. Thanks to everyone who has helped so far it means so much.
- Estelle Murray
- Angela Godfrey
- Marhia Hall
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Jan 18, 2017
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Good luck Matthew! You're an inspiration!
Nov 20, 2016
Keep on playing!
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Hi I'm Matt, I'm 28 years old from Doncaster South Yorkshire. I have cerebral palsy which affects my left side, and also means I'm unable to walk.
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