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The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) announced today that former world champion Ken Doherty has been elected chairman of the newly formed WPBSA Players Organization.

Last November, the main constitutional amendments were approved by WPBSA members at an Extraordinary General Meeting, which included the creation of the new WPBSA Players' Board. Indeed, a players association for professionals currently participating in the World Snooker Tour. WPBSA players will sit alongside the existing WPBSA world association chaired by Jason Ferguson. This will continue to drive global governance and development of the sport.

Doherty, who turned pro in 1990, will use his vast experience in the sport to guide WPBSA players for years to come. Peter Lines is also elected Vice Chairman.

With the support of colleagues Nigel Bond, Ding Junhui and Mike Dunn, the board will endeavor to represent the interests of the professional players currently on tour in the best possible way.

Ken Doherty said, “I am very excited to take on the role of Chairman of the WPBSA's Players' Organization. These are extremely difficult times for everyone, and the challenges for players are different from what they are used to. As a players' association, we will endeavor to advance their collective interests and ensure that we all do our part to ensure the World Snooker Tour continues safely this year and beyond. "

Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman, said, “With over 30 years of experience on the World Snooker Tour at its finest, combined with eight years on the WPBSA Board of Directors, Ken Doherty is the ideal choice to become the first Chairman of the WPBSA Players Organization .

"His appointment offers both continuity and expertise which, together with the contributions of his colleagues, will ensure that our professional players are best represented in our sport."

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