Only nine of the 39 votes cast supported the successor to John Spencer, the previous incumbent who resigned last year. Foulds, however, remained in office, saying: "I will not resign on the strength of a meeting where I believe the members were misled." Foulds could stay as chairman until 6 May when his re-election comes up automatically.
If his opponents get their way he will be ousted before the end of next month and a number of full voting members have asked the WPBSA to reconvene another EGM - which must take place within 29 days.
Stephen Hendry's chances of remaining the world No 1 for an eighth successive season were bolstered at the Thailand Open in Bangkok yesterday as his main rival, John Higgins, lost 5-3 to the Australian, Quinten Hann, in the first round.Reuse content