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 www.azbilliards.com)
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
2017: Champion! BWPPA Simonis Grand Prix Challenge Cup
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)
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!