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

2016 Ended the season ranked #8 on BWPPA tour

2017: Champion! BWPPA Simonis Grand Prix Challenge Cup

2017 BWPPA UK rank no.8 – Challenge rank no.1

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 50″ 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!