Selected Career Highlights:

2007 Joined the BWPPA tour

2008 Beat Jimmy White in a snooker exhibition in front of an audience of over 300 people at the Dome in Doncaster.

2008 Represented Great Britain in the 9-ball pool World Championship for wheelchair players at the Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno, Nevada USA. (streamed live on

2011 Special guest at Snooker Legends, the Dome in Doncaster

2011 Ended the season ranked #10 on BWPPA tour

2012 Semi-finalist BWPPA 9-ball British Open Main Event after a 9 month break from tournament play

2015 Champion! BWPPA Predator Cues British 9-ball Challenge Cup

2016 Champion! BWPPA G.N.O Southern 9-ball Challenge Cup

Player Profile

Full name: Matthew Lester

Nickname: Doncaster Destroyer

DOB: 19/9/1988, Doncaster, South Yorkshire England

When did you start playing: I started playing competitive Snooker in 2001, American pool since 2006.

Home Club: Escape Pool Bar, Barnsley

Favorite venue: Wheelchair Cuesports Academy, Aylesbury

Sponsors: Escape Pool Bar in Barnsley

Cues Used: Wayne Holmes custom-made playing cue, OB Cues Break cue, Sanctuary Cues short cue (for confined spaces)

Cueing Aids: Cannon Aid, Custom made Brass plate for cueing from the cushion made by my uncle. EasyCue quick release rest heads

Favourite pool player: Darren Appleton

Ambition: To become UK number 1, European Champion and World Champion on the wheelchair tours and compete as high as I can on the mainstream tours

Motivation: Competing at the highest level with the best players, setting myself realistic but challenging targets, Winning!