Welsh Professional Championship

The Welsh Professional Championship was a snooker tournament to determine the national snooker champion from Wales.


For the first time the competition was held in 1977, the only time in Caerphilly. There followed five editions (1980 to 1984) in Ebbw Vale.

From 1985, the competition was financially supported by the World Association WPBSA. In the other leading Snooker Nations (England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia and South Africa) corresponding championships between 1984 /85 and 1988/89 were funded by the World Association (for more details see section: See also). Were eligible to participate only player of the country, respectively; there was therefore no points for the Snooker world rankings.

1985 and 1986, Abertillery was the venue, from 1987, Newport. After 1989 there was no more funding from the WPBSA, but the tournament could still be funded for two years with the help of sponsors. After 1991, the event has been replaced by an international ranking tournament - the Welsh Open, which also took place in Newport.