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Sandman Resigns From WCBS
Apr 10, 2008, 1:05 PM

Sandman submitted his resignation at the Amway World Women's Championship in Taipei, Taiwan.
According to an April 9 release from the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), Jorgen Sandman has resigned as president of the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS).

Suffering a heart attack in the summer of 2007, Sandman resigned in part to a hectic work schedule. He is currently the development manager for Norwegian Billiard Federation and a world-class instructor and coach.

"I am working full time and the WCBS is also requiring a lot of time," Sandman said. "Of course, I have to prioritize the job that is providing for myself and my family."

Sandman helped create the WPA in 1990 and the WCBS in 1992. He proved essential to the development of an organized group of cue-sports federations over the past two decades.

"I've been with the WCBS even before it existed, so this was not an easy decision," Sandman said.

The WCBS, which is the umbrella organization for all cue-sports governing bodies, received recognition by the International Olymic Committee in 1998.

Pascal Guillaume, president of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF), will complete the term of Sandman, until the next WCBS General Assembly in 2009.