Weʼre raising £3,000 to Matt's 2017 BWPPA tour + international tournament travel & accommodation
- Doncaster, United Kingdom
- Time left
- 72 days to go
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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 reach #7 in the UK wheelchair pool rankings.
With one tournament remaining this season I am hoping to end the season with my third trophy in 12 months and get as high as possible in the rankings.
The aim of this page is to help me with 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 events I may be eligible to play in. Due to my disability not only do I have to fund myself, 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
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Matthew Lestera month ago
Thanks for supporting my crowdfunding page, it's much appreciated. Back to Stoke Mandeville in 2 weeks for the BWPPA Predator Cues British 9-ball Championship, the last tournament of the season. Hopefully end this season, the way I ended it last year.
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Nov 20, 2016
Keep on playing!
Nov 15, 2016
Because you're always there for me and I can't thank you enough. ❤️ You xxx
Oct 18, 2016
Good luck with the next tournament Matthew.
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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.