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20 Jun 2018

2018 NSC Open

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The 2018 Northern Snooker Centre Open will take place on Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th August at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

As is traditional this tournament will take place immediately following the billiards part of the Home Internationals.

Prize money is £1500+ and the entry fee is £30.

You can enter here.

To see the entry list click here.

For accommodation details see here.

 

Entries will close in:

at 13:00UTC on Saturday 11th August.


18 Jun 2018

2018/19 World Billiards Championships


New Structure for World Billiards Championships

In a departure from our usual dual-format World Championships of the past six years, World Billiards can now announce that the two World Championships will be split and played at different times of the year. This has largely come about due to the pressure we have previously put on the host venue by being there for 13 days straight.

Therefore the following dates are now confirmed for the forthcoming World Championships:

20th-21st OCTOBER 2018   World Open (Jim Williamson Memorial) Northern SC, Leeds
22nd-26th OCTOBER 2018   World Championship (Long Format) Northern SC, Leeds
       
20th-21st APRIL 2019   UK Open Northern SC, Leeds
22nd-26th APRIL 2019   World Championship (Short Format) Northern SC, Leeds

 

 

 

 

Our thanks must go to Chris Williamson at the Northern Snooker Centre for agreeing to host us under these new conditions.

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed.

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17 Jun 2018

Calendar of Events

See below for dates for 2017-19:

  2017 Event Town/City Level Pts  Status
               
#1 SEP 01-03 IB&SA Illawarra Open Illawarra, Australia 3 x1  Results
               
#2 SEP 06-09 Cashmere Christchurch City Open Christchurch, NZ 2 x0.75  Results
               
#3 SEP 10-13 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ 2 x0.75  Results
               
SEP 21 WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Course Yarraville, Australia n/a n/a  Details
               
OCT 20 World Championship Qualifier Leeds, England n/a n/a  Results
               
#4 OCT 21-22 JWM World Open Leeds, England 3 x1  Results
               
#5 OCT 23-27 LITEtask World Championship [S] Leeds, England 5 x2  Results
               
OCT 26 LITEtask World Women’s Championship Leeds, England n/a n/a ¬†Results
               
#6 OCT 28-01 LITEtask World Championship [L] Leeds, England 5 x2  Results
               
#7 NOV 10-12 QBSA Queensland Open Brisbane, Australia 2 x0.75  Results
               
#8 DEC 02-03 LITEtask British Open Bradford, England 3 x1  Results
               
DEC 09-10 WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Course Leicester, England n/a n/a  Details
               
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#9 JAN 27-28 Scottish Open Kirkcaldy, Scotland 3 x1  Results
               
#10 FEB 10-11 BSASA South Australian Open Adelaide, Australia 3 x1  Results
               
#11 MAR 30-02 LITEtask UK Open Leeds, England 4 x1.5  Results
               
#12 APR 06-08 Club Marconi Sydney Open Sydney, Australia 4 x1.5  Results
               
#13 APR 28-29 White Roofing English Open Cambridge, England 3 x1  Results
               
#14 MAY 19-20 RIBSA Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 x1  Results
               
#15 MAY 21-23 European Open Carlow, Ireland 5 x2  Results
               
#17 JUN 02-06 Asian Grand Prix Singapore 5 x2  Results
               
#18 JUN 12-15 Reventon Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5 x2  Results
               
#19 AUG 18-19 HIBSF NSC Open Leeds, England 2 x0.75  Confirmed
               
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AUG 31-02 Illawarra Open, Wollongong Illawarra, Australia 3 x1  Confirmed
               
SEP 04-06 Christchurch Open Christchurch, NZ TBC TBC  TBC
               
SEP 07-09 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ TBC TBC  TBC
               
  OCT 20-21 JWM World Open Leeds, England 3 x1  Confirmed
               
   OCT  22-26 World Billiards Championship [Long] Leeds, England  5  x2   Confirmed
               
  DEC  01-02 British Open Bradford, England  TBC TBC   TBC
               
JAN  26-27 Scottish Open Kirkcaldy, Scotland  3 x1   Confirmed
             
 MAR  30-31 English Open TBC  3 x1  TBC
           
 APR  20-21 UK Open Leeds, England  TBC  TBC  Confirmed
             
 APR  22-26 World Billiards Championship [Short] Leeds, England  5  x2  Confirmed
             
 MAY 18-19 Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 x1   TBC
             
 MAY 20-22 European Open Carlow, Ireland  5  x2  TBC
             
 JUN 11-14 Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5  x2   Confirmed
             
 AUG 17-18 NSC Open Leeds, England 2  x0.75  TBC

 

* The Pacific International billiards event in Australia is part of a seven day billiards and snooker week. The billiards event is preceded by a three day Australian open snooker tournament, which anyone is able to enter.

 

Please note: only when dates are confirmed on this website are they fully confirmed. Please do not book travel or accommodation on the basis of having seen dates for events published elsewhere. If the event ‚ÄėSTATUS‚Äô column above is marked as ‚ÄėTBC‚Äô then there is a reason.

Dates subject to change. Please check back for further details as they are confirmed.


15 Jun 2018

2018 Pacific International

Held at the Reventon Academy, Melbourne Australia.

The event starts with a knock-out seeded snooker tournament, with a plate event, with a prize pool of $12,500 AUD. It is followed by a round-robin 150-up format billiards tournament which always attracts a large strong field – also with a prize pool of $12,500.

More details and entry forms can be found here.

You can see the snooker entry list here.

You can see the billiards entry list here.

Enquiries should be directed to jason1953@live.com


6 Jun 2018

2018 Asian Grand Prix

Asian Grand Prix Entry Form

We are pleased to announce that the Asian Grand Prix will proceed in Singapore from June 2nd to June 6th. The event will carry $7500 (Singapore) prize money and be a level 5 World Ranking Event with double ranking points. Unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances we are limited to the use of three tables at the Singapore Cuesports Academy. Players will get the maximum amount of playing time that is practical given entry numbers and available facilities. The format will be 100-up. Players will be required to referee matches for other players during both the round-robin and early knock-out stages, up to the quarter-finals. Referee duties will be indicated on the playing schedule.

World Billiards thanks Cuesports Singapore for overcoming some issues that presented themselves and hosting this premiere event. The entry form can be downloaded from the link at the top of the page. It is now safe for players to commit to travel arrangements. A recommendation for accommodation will be announced.

PLAYERS MEETING AND DINNER (update 18th April)

There will be a players briefing at the Academy on Friday June 1st, from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. There will be a buffet dinner reception for players following the meeting.

ACCOMMODATION РHotel Booking dates extended

Holiday Inn Express, Singapore, Katong. 88 East Coast Road, Katong, 5 minutes walk from the venue. $145 nett per night for a twin share room including breakfast & WiFi throughout the hotel. Rooms must be booked through the Singapore Association and by 24th May (this is the holiday season in Singapore).

Strachan 6811 and Aramith are now also sponsors of the event. (Players will be required to wear sponsor logos during the event).

GROUPS, SESSIONS & RESULTS

 

 

 


23 May 2018

2018 Irish & European Open

The 2018 Irish Open and European Open took place at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow, Ireland between 19th & 23rd May.

IRISH OPEN
Dates: Sat 19th & Sun 20th May.
Prize money: £2000+
Peter Gilchrist defeats Dave Causier in Irish Open final. For results click here. See here for a tournament report courtesy of RIBSA.

EUROPEAN OPEN
Dates: Mon 21st May – Wed 23rd May.
Prize money: £4000+
Peter Gilchrist defeats Dave Causier in European Open final.  Results here.

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12 Nov 2017

2017 Queensland Open

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2017 Queensland Open

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November 2017

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1 Irene Street, Redcliffe, QLD, Australia

 

The Queensland Open is a long standing event dating back to 1990. This year it has been adopted as a world ranking tournament for the first time. Former Oceania and Australian billiards champion Danik Lucas is undefeated in this tournament since 2001 and will be going for his 17th consecutive Queensland Open title.

For an entry pack click here.

For more details about the event click here.

To enter click here.

To see last year’s results see here.

 

 


26 Oct 2017

2017 LITEtask World Women’s Championship


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The 2017 LITEtask World Women’s Billiards Championship took place on Thursday 26th October at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Emma Bonney claimed her 12th World title with a 295 – 185 win over Eva Palmius in the final.

Bonney was actually beaten in one of her group matches by 2015 finalist Rochy Woods, meaning the group went to aggregate points to decide who went through, Woods losing out by 113 points.

 

Emma Bonney and Eva Palmius with sponsor Mark Pears from LITEtask

 

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This was the 20th staging of this championship; previous winners can be viewed here.


7 Jun 2017

2017 Oceania Tour Events

2017 OCEANIA TOUR

As you may have seen from the Calendar of Events we have a number of tournaments taking place during 2017 in Australia and New Zealand.

Details are as follows:

 


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4th & 5th February 2017

The Venue
57 Milner Road, Richmond, SA 5033, Australia

Level 3 (x1)

Prize Money: $3600AUD (£2000+).

Matthew Bolton pips Peter Gilchrist in an exciting final. Results here.

This tournament was preceded by a Friday Flyer played under the short format with modified rules.

 


 

BSANSW        The Sydney OpenHornsby RSL

21st – 23rd April 2017

Hornsby RSL
4 High Street, Hornsby, NSW 2077, Australia

Level 4 (x1.5)

Prize Money: $5400AUD (£3000+)

Entry Fee: $80AUD

A new tournament on both the World and Australian domestic calendar.

Gilchrist exacts his revenge on Matthew Bolton. Results here.

 


 

…¬†¬† .The¬†2017 Australian OpenYarraville Club2ABSC

13th – 16th June 2017

Yarraville Club
135 Stephen St, Yarraville, Victoria 3013, Australia

Level 5 (x2) Major World Ranking Event

Prize Money: $12500AUD (£7000)

For latest results, click here.  The final will be streamed LIVE on Cueball TV.

The Australian Open is the regional major event for Oceania. It joins the European Open and Americas Cup as our biggest events outside of the World Championship.

This tournament will be preceded by the Lance Pannell Snooker Classic on 10th – 12th June which is an Australian snooker ranking tournament and is open to anyone to enter. It is expected that this event will also have significant prize money available. Obviously anyone travelling to the Pacific International who also plays snooker could play in this event. Keep an eye here for further details, and see here for results from last years event.

Following the Australian Open is the Australian National Billiards Championship which as the name suggests is a closed event, open to Australian citizens only.

 


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Illawarra BSA        The Illawarra Open

1st – 3rd September 2017

Venue: TBC

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

This tournament was inaugurated in 2016; to see these results click here.

 


 

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6th – 9th September 2017MikePero

Venue: TBC,
Christchurch, New Zealand

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

A World Ranking event since 2015, the Christchurch City Open is a long standing tournament on the New Zealand billiards calendar.


 

NZBSA          The New Zealand Open

10th – 13th September 2017

Venue: TBC, New Zealand

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

The New Zealand Open has a history dating back several decades; it has been a World Ranking event since 2014.


 

QBSA..   The Queensland OpenTattersall's Brisbane

10th – 12th November 2017

Tattersall’s Club
215 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

The Queensland Open is a long standing event on the Australian calendar and will now carry World Ranking points for the first time.

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These events have been made possible largely due to the efforts of our Oceania representative on the International Development Committee and Billiards Australia, President Jason Colebrook from Australia and Wayne Carey from New Zealand, both of whom have worked tirelessly over the last few years to bring these events to fruition.

Although Wayne has now retired from active involvement in running the New Zealand events, the ground work he put in over recent years was invaluable in securing world ranking status for these tournaments.

Our thanks to both Jason and Wayne for their hard work, and also to their respective NGBs: ABSC and NZBSA for their cooperation and support in making these events possible.


2 Jun 2017

2017 Vimy Ridge Classic / Americas’ Billiards Cup

The 2017¬†Vimy Ridge Classic and 2017¬†Americas’ Billiards Cup¬†were held at the Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 club in Winnipeg, Canada between Saturday 27th May & Friday 2nd June. Some early matches were played at a nearby legion club.

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Americas’ Billiards Cup

The Vimy Ridge Classic is¬†a Level 3 World Ranking event with ¬£2000+ prize money and full ranking points. It is played in the timed format and acts as a warm-up event for the main Americas’ Cup which is¬†a Level 5 Major World Ranking event with ¬£8000 prize money and double ranking points.

As last time, the Americas’ Billiards Cup is played on the single game, long-up format, replicating how the local players play in the Winnipeg Veterans English Billiards League.

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Vimy Ridge Classic

 

Entries are now open !

To see results of the Vimy Ridge Classic click here.

To see results of the¬†Americas’ Cup click here.

For more information please visit www.amcup-canada.com.

To learn more about the battle of Vimy Ridge see the Vimy Foundation website.

Here are the full results from last year :-
Vimy Ridge Classic
Americas’ Billiards Cup