EBSA Coaches

The European Billiards & Snooker Coaching Academy offers students and Coaches from across Europe the opportunity to receive professional training and coaching from EBSA Qualified Coaches or to train and become a EBSA Coach.

The goal for the EBSA Coaching Academy is to develop a team of EBSA Coaches in all the European Countries to grow the game all across Europe.

If you would like to become a EBSA Coach you must first contact your own national body and ask them to nominate you by writing to the EBSA to attend training to become an official EBSA. PJ will then contact you to arrange a date and venue for you to do the course in Ireland or in your own Country.

If you would like to become a EBSA coach please contact: pjcoach147@hotmail.com


PJ Nolan
Head of EBSA Coaching
Ireland
Profile : PJ is the Head of EBSA Coaching and the Republic Of Ireland National Snooker Coach. PJ is also a WPBSA World Snooker Level 2 1st4sport Coach and coaches all over Europe and Asia. PJ has coached in Austria, Israel, Belgium, Czech Republic, India and UAE. PJ Nolan has over 20 years of coaching experience and is on the WPBSA International Coaching Panel. He has worked all across the world in his roles of National Coach to the Republic Of Ireland and to Qatar in the Middle East. PJ trains and guides the team of EBSA Coaches and qualifies the new coaches. He also holds Cue Zones at all EBSA Snooker Championships.

Mateusz Nowak
Assistant Head Coach

mn.snookerzone@gmail.com

+48 664 666 888

Web Site: snookerzone.pl

Poland
Mateusz Nowak is a coach of the Polish national team of Juniors and women. In the past, he also worked as a coach of the Polish senior team. The players led by Mateusz have been winning high places at junior EBSA tournaments for years. Mateusz Nowak is a certified EBSA coach, he also has a WPBSA coaching lvl.2 certificate and is an accredited SQ Coach. He has trained and certified over half of EBSA coaches in Poland. Mateusz is the founder and head coach of the Snooker.Zone Academy - the first professional snooker academy in Poland. He is also the originator and founder of the Polish Sports Snooker Federation, which brings together snooker schools run by certified EBSA coaches and cares about the constant training of coaches and the highest standards of junior coaching.

Bratislav Krastev
Assistant Head Coach
Bulgaria
Hi, I’m Brando – an EBSA Assistant Head Coach and WPBSA World Snooker Coach, an Eurosport commentator and a snooker player myself. A full-time snooker coach.Working and playing internationally for many years has given me the opportunity to meet players with many different backgrounds and helped me develop as a coach. Training with me guarantees you get a personal approach in growing your snooker skills.  My website: https://brandosnooker.com My YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/c/SnookerCoachBrando Email: bratislav.krastev@gmail.com

Dorjan Maknori
Qualified EBSA Coach
Albania

Alexander Werner Sabljak
Qualified EBSA Coach
Croatia

Ali Jalali
Qualified EBSA Coach
Armenia

George To
Qualified EBSA Coach
Sweden

Leonardo Quimari
Qualified EBSA Coach
Italy

Elvis Cehajic
Qualified EBSA Coach
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Myqerem Dervishaj
Qualified EBSA Coach
Albania

Andreea Salcianu
Qualified EBSA Coach
Romania

Suleman Kukka Salam
Qualified EBSA Coach
Sweden

Paul Coldrick
Qualified EBSA Coach
France

Filipe Ruivo
Qualified EBSA Coach
Portugal

Petro Surzhykov
Qualified EBSA Coach
Ukraine

Henrique Correia
Qualified EBSA Coach
Portugal

Adrian Czapnik
Qualified EBSA Coach

adrianczapnik1982@gmail.com

tel.+48513143666

snookerzone.pl

Poland
Since 2016 I have been working as a coach with the Snooker.Zone academy in Warsaw. From 2020, I run my own academy, specializing in training children and youth

Michał Micherdziński
Qualified EBSA Coach
Poland
Michal is a EBSA Snooker Coach in Poland, based in Warsaw. He specializes in training with junior snooker players.

Kamil Szubarczyk
Qualified EBSA Coach

biuro@laslublin.pl

Tel. 664990965

www.laslublin.pl

Poland
I have been a snooker coach since 2017, when I started working with the Snooker.Zone academy in Warsaw. I specialize in training children and youth at the Lublin Academy of Sport, of which I am the founder and head coach.

Michał Zakrzewski
Qualified EBSA Coach
Poland
Michał Zakrzewski is a founder and coach at TS LUTNIA Snooker Academy, partner academy Snooker.Zone Academy in Warsaw. Since 2016 he has been gaining experience teaching children to play snooker. His young players are medallists of the national championship.

Mateusz Baranowski
Qualified EBSA Coach
Poland

Janusz Kopischke
Qualified EBSA Coach
Poland
A designer of applied art, advertising graphics, 3D Interior Designer, photographer by profession. A keen cyclist, chess player and lover of good cooking. He likes to make dreams come true - his own and others' dreams. After 15 years of playing, he wanted to pass his experience to younger, talented players. He is a coach, sports and event manager at the FREEBALL club in Szczecin

Waldemar Dębski
Qualified EBSA Coach
Poland

Michał Nowak
Qualified EBSA Coach
Poland

PETAR KOLOSKI
Qualified EBSA Coach

petar.koloski@hotmail.com

N/A

North Macedonia
My first memory of watching snooker is a match between Ronnie and Selby back in 2007. Even though I fell in love with the game many years ago, the first time I had opportunity to play snooker was in 2016. Since then I’ve been studying the game and I’ve been improving my technique. In 2017 I’ve been fortunate to watch and analyze the technique of the two legends Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry.

LAZAR LAZAREVSKI
Qualified EBSA Coach
North Macedonia
With the creation of the largest billiards and snooker club Granklub in Skopje in 2010, my mission to re-born snooker in my country.  Currently performing the function of President of the National Snooker Federation and the national refereeing as certified EBSA referee since 2019 are part of my contribution to the ultimate goal of affirmation the snooker sport in my country.  However, my active training with young talents from 2018 through the EBSA program will surely remain my lasting love and activity until the end of my snooker journey.

PAVLE DANILOV
Qualified EBSA Coach

pavle.danilov@snookeron.com

+389 71 238 796

North Macedonia
I was playing pool since young age until I fell in love with snooker in my twenties. After winning 2 national titles I felt that I have to share my knowledge to young players and took the coaching course by EBSA in 2017. I would love passionate snooker lovers to come to me so I can improve their techniques and skills. I am available for coaching as much as they are willing to improve.

Seergii Boiko
Qualified EBSA Coach

jbssystem2013@gmail.com

+38 0961711117

Ukraine

Andrii Makieiev
Qualified EBSA Coach

snookermarik@gmail.com

+380972731339

Ukraine

Eric Vaquier
Qualified EBSA Coach

vaquier.eric@gmail.com

+33 611762577

France

Tsezari Manoila
Qualified EBSA Coach

cezar.manoila@gmail.com

+60 0325132

Moldovia

Francisco Sayal
Qualified EBSA Coach

francisco.sayal@gmail.com

Portugal

Per Micki Christensen
Qualified EBSA Coach

permicki@gmail.com

+45 60582030

Denmark

Kevin J Vella
Qualified EBSA Coach

vellakevinj@gmail.com

Malta

Matej Dakol Korosin
Qualified EBSA Coach

wudoous@gmail.com

Slovenia

Marc Chouillier
Qualified EBSA Coach

marcchouillier@free.fr

France

Marko Stoilkovic
Qualified EBSA Coach

markostoilkovic@yahoo.com

Serbia

Sasa Stojanovic
Qualified EBSA Coach

salemagkg@gmail.com

Serbia

Milan Rasljic
Qualified EBSA Coach

milanrasljic@yahoo.com

Serbia

Zi Kim Chau
Qualified EBSA Coach

chauzikim@gmail.com

Austria
My first contact with this beautiful sport was at the end of 1998. Together with new friends, whom I’m happy to count as part of my snooker family, we founded our own club and since then we and others are still keep supporting the Austrian association in shaping the sport of snooker in Austria. I have been entrusted with coaching topics for around 13 years and have led group and individual training sessions. From 2011 I was allowed to assist and support the Austrian team as an assistant coach and I'm very happy to have worked together with national coaches such as Ing. Michael Kreuziger, Chris Henry and currently PJ Nolan since 2015. In 2018 I have been entrusted with the duty to be the Austrian national coach, and in cooperation with PJ Nolan as our head coach I'm positively looking forward to further developments in Austrian snooker. Last but not least I would also like to thank all my colleagues and the association for their trust, their inexhaustible energy and the good cooperation.

Bernhard Müllner
Qualified EBSA Coach

bernhard_muellner@web.de

Austria
I started my coaching career in 2006, at a time when I was still an active player in the Austrian national team. I won the Austrian Championship four times and have represented my country in 11 European and World Championships. I have been working as a coach at the 15 Red Snooker Club in Vienna for many years and completed my education as EBSA Coach in 2019 and became an official Austrian National Snooker Instructor with distinction in 2021.

Clemens Kunkel 
Qualified EBSA Coach

+43 660 1338033

obmann@15reds.at

www.15reds.at

Austria
Dr. Clemens Kunkel is located in Vienna. He is not only an EBSA snooker coach, but he has also the Austrian Level 2 “Instructor” Certification and is allowed to wear the WPBSA World Snooker Coach Badge. He is coaching since 2017 and is assistant to the Austrian National Snooker Coach. He is a former no. 7 of the Austrian Snooker rankings, the founder and chairman of the 15Reds Snooker Club in Vienna and the vice president of the Viennese Snooker and Billiards Association.

Andres Petrov
Qualified EBSA Coach

andres.petrov147@gmail.com

+372 58102308

Estonia

Radoslaw Babica
Qualified EBSA Coach

radoslaw_babica@pozca.onet.pl

+48 601635887

Poland

Ronen Deri
Qualified EBSA Coach

snooker_ronen@walla.com

+972 0508219229

Israel

Adi Karila
Qualified EBSA Coach

adi.karila@gmail.com

+972 547732836

Israel

Asher Nahmani
Qualified EBSA Coach

asherblack7@gmail.com

+972 0528469251

Israel

Shai Yair
Qualified EBSA Coach

shaiyair147@gmail.com

+972 547707430

Israel

Andrej Maksimov
Qualified EBSA Coach

andrej.maksimov74@gmail.com

+370 68788622

Lithuania

László Bekk
Qualified EBSA Coach

info@snookeredzo.eu

+36 70309 2601

www.snookeredzo.eu

Hungary

Balazs Kiss
Qualified EBSA Coach

kissbalazs147@gmail.com

+60 3031 40150

www.snookersport.hu

Hungary

Richard Balo
Qualified EBSA Coach

balogy@gmail.com

+36 30333 5063

www.facebook.com/keszthelybilliard

Hungary

Gergő Almási
Qualified EBSA Coach
d.almasi.gergo@gmail.com

+36 20385 8606

gergoalmasi.com

Hungary

Géza Zakariás
Qualified EBSA Coach

zaki@sze.hu

+3620 9982 134

www.snookersport.hu

Hungary

Piotr Slodzinka
Qualified EBSA Coach

piotr.slodzinka@gmail.com

Poland

Kevin Dabrowski
Qualified EBSA Coach

INFO@NSNOOKER.PL

Poland

Ivan Kupov
Qualified EBSA Coach

BGSNOOKER@MAIL.BG

+359 889 06 22 03

Bulgaria
Since 2015 I have been coaching in my home town Plovdiv Bulgaria, playng Carom 30 years and snooker 12 years . Now I run a snooker club “Utopia” where I coach on all ages and levels. In 2012 I passed the examinations of new class 3 EBSA referees.

Krasimir Kameshev
Qualified EBSA Coach

Kameshev@hotmail.com

+35987 8558200

Bulgaria
I have been involved in snooker and pool since 1991. I run a big snooker and pool club “Shooters” in my home town Plovdiv where I give lessons to everybody who loves the sport.

Julian Petrov
Qualified EBSA Coach
Bulgaria
I watched snooker for the first time in the early nineties (91-92) and because of Steve and Jimmy I have ever since been inspired by this fascinating game. To me snooker is gentlemanship, self-discipline and peace. Since 2011 I had a number of talented young students at Snooker Club MASTERS Kyustendil. I learnt a lot from PJ Nolan, Brando and Alan Trigg. My motto: More snooker for a better world.

Jean-Marie Hustin
Qualified EBSA Coach
Czech Republic

Dušan Knežević
Qualified EBSA Coach

altertank.knezevic@gmail.com

Serbia

Kazimierz Olejniczak
Qualified EBSA Coach

kajtek@snooker.pl

kajetano066@gmail.com

Poland

Vilius Schulte
Qualified EBSA Coach

Schulte.Ebbert@gmail.com

+37062089254

www.155academy.com

 

Lithuania
To become one of the best snooker coaches in the world and help players to reach their best potential not only in snooker but life. As a Coach I have 6 years of coaching experience since 2012 and as player 9 years of experience since 2010. I became EBSA snooker coach in 2017. I was working with the best snooker coaches in the world PJ Nolan, Alan Trigg, Nick Barrow as a coach and player. Vilius has students from (Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Germany). As a coach I am also studying sports psychology and mind fullness which is very important part of snooker player development part. Improve your technique and mind and became the best player you can be! See you on the practise table

Sergei Vasiliev
Qualified EBSA Coach

snookerbelarus@gmail.com

Belarus

Hanan Hickry
Qualified EBSA Coach
Israel

Roni Ben Dayan
Qualified EBSA Coach
Israel

Franz Stähli
Qualified EBSA Coach

+41 79 345 96 33

praesident@snooker.ch

Switzerland

URS FREITAG
Qualified EBSA Coach

+41 79 502 98 41

naticoach@snooker.ch

Switzerland

Chisleacov Ilia
Qualified EBSA Coach
Moldova

Tryggvi Erlingsson
Qualified EBSA Coach

bigmantryggvi@gmail.com

Iceland

Palmi Einarsson
Qualified EBSA Coach
Iceland

Paul Smyth
Paul Smyth
Qualified EBSA Coach

paulsmyth68@hotmail.com
07624 256436

Isle of Man

Paddy Delaney
Paddy Delaney
Qualified EBSA Coach

catherinedelaney68@yahoo.com
0044 7624 435968

Isle of Man

Ken Kinrade
Ken Kinrade
Qualified EBSA Coach

ken.kinrade@max.net
0044 7624 454430

Isle of Man

László Pénzes
László Pénzes
Qualified EBSA Coach
Hungary
László is a EBSA Snooker Coach in Hungary

Péter Winkler
Péter Winkler
Qualified EBSA Coach
Hungary
Péter is a EBSA Snooker Coach in Hungary

Péter Varga
Péter Varga
Qualified EBSA Coach
Hungary
Peter is a EBSA Snooker Coach in Hugary

Tomas Kejla
Tomas Kejla
Qualified EBSA Coach

tomkejla@gmail.com
+420 602 829 859
www.snookerweb.cz

Czech Republic
Tomas Kejla is the Czech National snooker coach. He has coached players for more than 5 years in all levels. He coaches czech juniors national team and has Snooker Academy. Tomas works on Eurosport like head snooker commentator now. Tom was one of the czech best players – participated on ECH 2007 and 2008. He stopped playing to give all to coaching and improving czech and slovak snooker players. He is delighted to be E.B.S.A. snooker coach.

Corné Kuijpers
Corné Kuijpers
Qualified EBSA Coach

corne@snookercoach.nl
+31 621851286
www.snookercoach.nl

Netherlands
Corné Kuijpers has been playing snooker since 1992. At the moment he is Team-Captain for the head league snooker team in the Netherlands for his home-base “Snooker Centre de Pompadour” in Breda. He has been selected by KNBB to be the Coach for the ‘European under-21 Snooker Championship” in Romania. He is honored to get this chance and will certainly help to develop the snooker game more in the Netherlands.Further on he is the official KNBB Snooker Photographer and did photograph at the PTC’s in Antwerp and Rotterdam.

Piotr Murat
Piotr Murat
Qualified EBSA Coach

biuro@masterslublin.pl
+ 48 502 511619
www.masterslublin.pl

Poland
My name is Piotr Murat and I am a snooker coach in the Poland.

Marek Zubrzycki
Marek Zubrzycki
Qualified EBSA Coach

snookercoach.zubrzcki@gmail.com
+48 888 68 38 38
snookercoach.pl

Poland
My name is Marek Zubrzycki and I am a professional snooker coach in Poland. It has been my discipline for nearly 20 years of professional player career and for 10 years as a coach. Throughout my career I enjoyed many triumphs (most notably I became the Team Champion of Poland in 2002 and Vice Champion of Poland in 2008), winning top places in various tournaments of Polish Open Snooker Ranking. This gave me valuable experience that I am now able to pass onto aspiring adepts of snooker. I am now very proud to be an official EBSA Coach and together we can develop more champions all across Europe.

Aram Bernaus
Aram Bernaus
Qualified EBSA Coach

aram@blackballfarm.com
0034616280719
blackballfarm.com

Spain
Aram Bernaus started to coach in 2010. At the begining he only coached blackball poll players. After the EBSA snooker coach course he started to coach snooker players as well as the top blackball pool players in Spain. He created the Blackballfarm his own place to coach in Spain in 2013. He believes it is now time to imrpove all the knowledge of the spanish players.

Shachar Ruberg
Shachar Ruberg
Qualified EBSA Coach

shacharru147@hotmail.com
+972 35276542
www.billiard.org.il

Israel
Shachar Ruberg is the youngest qualified EBSA Coach. Shachar is one of the leading junior players in the World. Shachar has won the Isreal National Championship along with a number of Interntional titles in Europe. Shachar was part of the Isreal team which reached the 2012 EBSA Team Championship final. He has reached the last 16 of the 2013 EBSA Championship in Poland.

Yaakov Shashuashvili
Yaakov Shashuashvili
Qualified EBSA Coach

yakovshashau@walla.com
+972 54 44668733
www.billiard.org.il

Israel
Yakov Shashuashvili is the Israel National Snooker Coach. He has coached and trained Israeli teams for several years in all categories. He graduated with Wayne and Terry Griffiths in the Matchroom in Wales. He has participates in International competitions over the years for Israel in Men and Masters Snooker Championships. He was the coach of the Israeli National Team who reached the European Team Championship Final in Bulgaria. He was presented with Sports Coach of the Year Award in Israel for this achievement.

Dragos Cozmaciuc
Dragos Cozmaciuc
Qualified EBSA Coach

+40 21 2509166
+40 722 465155
office@snooker.ro
www.snooker.ro

Romania
Dragos is the National Snooker Coach in Romania and is based in the National Snooker Centre in Romania. In 2004 Dragos was presented The Great Medal of Sport – 1st class for the great contributions in promoting the imagine of Romania in the world of sport. Dragos played professional Football in the Romanian League and had a glittering career in Karate coaching Romania to International glory in European and World Championships winning 67 golds. Since becoming a EBSA Coach in 2005 Dragos now guides all the Romania Snooker players to improve and develop the game more in Romania.

David Vaizman
David Vaizman
Qualified EBSA Coach

dmvaitz@gmail.com
972 54 7535475
www.davidvaizman.co.il

Israel
David Vaizman is a full-time Snooker coach from 2002 in all the frame works projects that take place in Israel. David coaches at The Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva since 2003, and has about 800 students a year doing his course each year. In 2006 David coaches the Israel Under 19 Team. David coaches the senior Israeli player Shachar Ruberg in conjunction with the EBSA head coach PJ Nolan. David coaches players of all levels and all ages in Israel. In 2007 he graduated as an EBSA coach by and Wayne and Terry Griffiths Academy in Wales. David was part of the Israel team which reached the 2012 EBSA Team Championship final. In February 2013 he completed the IBSF a coaching course in Israel.

Alex Borg
Qualified EBSA Coach

00356 79777147
snoo147@maltanet.net
Website : www.mbsa.org.mt

Malta
Alex Borg is the current Malta National Coach and former European Snooker Champion winning the 2005 & 2006 EBSA European Snooker Championship. He also won the 2004 & 2005 EBSA European Team Snooker Championship. 2005 Mediterranean Snooker Cup Champion, 1997, 1999 & 2000 Continental Team Cup Champion. Alex has been 11 times Malta Snooker Champion plus the 1998 & 2004 EBSA European Snooker Runner-up and the 2012 IBSF Snooker Championships Semi-Finalist. His Highest Breaks is Practice 147 and 144 in Tournament play.