Snooker: Williams loses vote

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REX WILLIAMS, the former chairman, failed yesterday in his attempt to gain re-election to the board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The Canadian, Jim Wych, a quarter-finalist in this year's world championships, was voted on to the board for the first time at its annual meeting in Birmingham. The present WPBSA chairman, John Spencer, and the vice- chairman, Geoff Foulds, were both re-elected to the board.

Another former member, Mark Wildman and the veteran Australian player, Eddie Charlton failed, like Williams, to regain seats on the board.

The WPBSA announced a record profit of pounds 805,156 last year. The chief executive, David Harrison, is seeking a site for a national snooker centre which could accommodate a multi-table arena.