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Events (WB)
18 Jun 2019

2019 Hi-End Open Billiards, Bangkok, Thailand.

July 17th to 20th. Hi End Snooker Club, Bangkok.


Guaranteed minimum prize pool 7000 UK pounds. Double World Ranking Points. There will be a Challenge Cup.
The Hi End Snooker Club has a reputation as one of the best venues in the world. 15 Star tables, all recovered every three months with Hainsworth Precision cloth. Fully air conditioned, bar and restaurant on site. Video streaming available.

Matches will be played under the timed format. The baulk line crossing rule will be used.

There are some accommodation recommendations, in various price ranges, on the Hi End web site.

The groups, sessions, etc. are available here.

The club manager, Gap has invited players, officials and their guests to a reception and opening ceremony on Wednesday 16th July at 5pm at the Hi-End club, we hope you will attend.

Prizes are :-

Winner£2200
Runner-Up£1100
Semi-Finalists£550
Quarter-Finalists£275
Last 16£125
Highest Break£300
Challenge Cup Winner£80
Challenge Cup Runner-Up£40
Challenge Cup Semi-Finalists£20
Challenge Cup Highest Break£40
Total£7,000

14 Jun 2019

Northern Snooker Centre Open – The Jim Williamson Trophy

August 17th and 18th.

This a level 2 World Ranking Event.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a number of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Express next door, but these will have to be booked through Jim Leacy – jim@ivyrooms.ie. There are two Ed Sheeran concerts in Leeds that weekend and reasonably priced accommodation is hard to come by.

Rooms must be booked by July 24th. £60 for a single or twin: £70 for a triple or family. Book via jim@ivyrooms.ie

Register here

Prize Pool

Winner£480
Runner-Up£240
Semi-Finalists£120
Quarter-Finalists£60
Last 16£30
Highest Break£30
Challenge Cup Winner£60
Challenge Cup Runner-Up£30
Challenge Cup Semi-Finalists£15
Challenge Cup Highest Break£15
Total£1,605

13 Jun 2019

2019 World Billiards Championship

World Billiards and the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council are delighted to announce that the 2019 World Billiards Championship and 2019 World Open will take place at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, between Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th October.

The World Billiards Championship will take place between 8th and 12th October.

Only register for the World Championship when invited to do so by World Billiards or if you have been selected to represent your National Governing Body. Invitations have been sent to all former World Champions, the top 40 in the Order of Merit and National Governing Bodies. Further invitations will follow, subject to the number of acceptances in round 1.

Register Here for the World Championship

Check Entries Here

The World Open will be played over the first two days of this period, 6th to 7th October, across several venues. It will be a level 3 event, and will include a challenge cup for those who do not qualify for the knock-out stage. This event is open entry, but the organisers reserve the right to have a qualifying criteria if dictated by the number of entries.

Register here for the World Open

Check Entries Here

EARLY TICKET RELEASE
Limited numbers of Early Release tickets for the World Open (October 6-7) and the World Championship (October 8-12) are now on sale. Visit HERE for tickets. All sessions for both events will be ticketed.

2019 World Women’s Billiards Championship

This event will be held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October. Entry is £30. Guaranteed minimum prize pool is £500 Рbut this may increase as further sponsorship is sought. Entry is Open Рthere is no qualification process. Entries close on 30th September.

Register here for the World Women’s Billiards Championship

Check Entries Here

The historic and prestigious World Billiards Championship, first contested in 1870, was played in Melbourne in 1934, when Australian billiards legend Walter Lindrum defended his title against England’s Joe Davis. 85 years later, the Championship will be played in Australia for the third time.



The RACV Club is an outstanding venue for this event, with a first-class members only billiard room, extensive dining facilities and an on-site hotel. It is situated right in the heart of Melbourne within walking distance of numerous cafes, restaurants and entertainment facilities.

www.billiardschampionship.com
Visit the event web site for much more information.

 


Order of Merit as of 1-Feb-2019

1David Causier31625
2Peter Gilchrist26811
3Robert Hall23952
4Sourav Kothari20968
5Martin Goodwill19160
6Mark Hirst14635
7Jason Colebrook13738
8Wayne Carey12569
9Steve Brookshaw12241
10Ryan Mears11715
11Jonathan Marwood11571
12Gary Norman11504
13Darren Clark11164
14Dhvaj Haria10900
15Mike Russell10300
16Shrikrishna Suri10084
17Alok Kumar9516
18Phil Davis9399
19Eddie Duggan8939
20Rupesh Shah8691
21Siddharth Parikh8624
22Steve Mifsud8409
23Arthur Winn8325
24Nalin Patel7868
25Dhruv Sitwala7831
26Chris Mitchell7808
27Chris Coumbe7604
28Alan Shepherd6715
29Devendra Joshi6591
30Barry Russell6489
31Adam Clarke6488
32Paul McGowan6318
33Nathan Mann6278
34Ben Judge6231
35Don Richter6168
36Terry Azor6111
37Geet Sethi5865
38Craig Fitzpatrick5765
39Joe Minici4787
40Peter Tankard4746
41Jamie Jenkins4675
42Brian Pritchard4418
43Stephen Kershaw4405
44Eddie Fielding4282
45Mick White4274
46Ron Bickerdike4258
47Jack McLaughlin4223
48Martin Schmidt4168
49David Stone4034
50Gary Oliver3954
51Michael Pearson3868
52Raja Subramanian3700
53Roxton Chapman3680
54Paul Mather3563
55Alex Donne3357
56Roger Farebrother3270
57Aidan Murray3148
58Jason Goodwin3126
59Peter Atkinson3125
60Carl Walter Steiner3087
61Geoffrey Lingard3065
62Korbin Lowe2955
63Phil Mumford2905
64George Chammas2856

7 Mar 2019

International Call for Referees

2019 WORLD MATCHPLAY BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP

To: National Governing Bodies, Regional Federations and Billiards Referees.

The above event will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, England from Friday 19th until Friday 26th April.
This includes a Qualifying Competition (19th), the UK Open (20-21) and of course the World Matchplay Championship (22-26).

We are looking for a total of 20 officials, from which a tournament committee of four plus 16 referees will be selected. All referees must be certificated by, and current members of their respective NGB and will be required to wear their full NGB uniform at all times; additional logos will be at the discretion of World Billiards.

Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis with breakfast and one other meal per day. The hotel is adjacent to the venue.

Requests for upgrades and Class 3 exams will be scheduled at appropriate times. All such requests must be approved by the candidate’s NGB; private arrangements are not permissible.

All expressions of interest should be sent to:

Dan Lewis (Referees Coordinator) – dmkl@hotmail.co.uk
Brendan Devlin – brendandevlin4@eircom.net
Steve Lock (WBL Director of Tournaments) – stephenml10@hotmail.com

World Billiards Ltd.

World Billiards

12 Jan 2019

Event Hosting Opportunities

Bids for hosting WBL World and Regional (Major) events are invited from NGB’s and Regional Federations.

These events are as follows:

EVENTYEARSREGIONNOTES
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Championship2020 & beyondAny
World Matchplay2020 & beyondAny
World Cup (Team)2019 & beyondAnyInaugurated Glasgow, Scotland 2014
World Under 21’s2019 & beyondAnyNew event
World Seniors (over 60’s)2019 & beyondAnyNew event
MAJORS
Asian Grand Prix2019 & beyondAsia2018 in Singapore
Americas’ Cup2020 & beyondAmerica2019 in Winnipeg, Canada
European Open2020 & beyondEurope2019 in Carlow, Ireland
Pacific International2020 & beyondOceania2019 in Yarraville, Australia

Events can be combined; for example, a Major event could be combined with a World event, or two World events together. Combinations will be considered if proposed.

For more information please contact Phil Mumford via the Contact Us page..


World Matchplay Entry Criteria

The entry criteria for the 2019 World Matchplay Billiards Championship will be as follows;

AAll former World Billiards Champions (WPBSA / IBSF / WBL) (‚ȧ19)
BAmerica (1)
COceania (1)
DAsia (1)
EEurope (1)
 FAfrica (1)
GWDBS Disability nomination (1)
H‚ȧ8 Nominations from each NGB + 1 Junior + 1 Woman Player (‚ȧ10 ea)
IWLBS¬†World Women’s Champion¬†(1)
JTop-up players from the final 2018/19 WBL Order of Merit as of 01/02/19 (tbc*)
KFour Qualifiers from a 1 day Qualification Tournament (4)

Notes:

  • Spots are generally awarded in chronological order, i.e. the order in which they are won. This is done in case a player wins multiple spots. For example, if the same player wins the World Championship and then the Asian Championship that player would get the World Champion spot (as this was won first) and the Asian spot would be offered to the runner up in the Asian Championship.
  • Regional championships are used to determine spots where they exist (Asia & Oceania). Where they do not exist (Europe, America & Africa) we use our own open major event or a direct Regional Federation nomination instead. In these cases only players who are citizens of their respective region are eligible to receive these nominations.
  • The players from the 2018/19 WBL Order of Merit (J) will be players who have not already qualified from A-I.
  • *The number of players taken from the Order of Merit will depend on the number required to make the total entry number up to 60 (including four qualifiers) giving 12 groups of 5 players.
  • The Qualification Tournament will be open to all players who feature on the 2018/19 WBL Order of Merit¬†(ie have played in a WBL tournament in the current season) and players who are members of their NGB.
  • Players declining a direct place in the World Matchplay will not be eligible for entry to the Qualifying Tournament.
  • Four players will progress from the Qualification Tournament to the main World Matchplay Championship.
  • The defending champion will be seeded number 1; subsequent seeding will be based on the WBL¬†Ranking List¬†as of 01/04/19.

 


Mobile Site

We have rolled out a mobile friendly version of the “Results Site”. It is at the usual address – click here. This makes it much better to use from a mobile or tablet.

However, we haven’t dispensed with the old version. I’ll keep it for a while as it is better on a laptop or desktop. The address of this is simple – just substitute “www” by “staging4”, for example :-

http://www.staging4.wbeventsonline.com/

 


International Call for Referees

2018 WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP

To: National Governing Bodies, Regional Federations and Billiards Referees.

The above event will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, England from Friday 19th until Friday 26th October.
This includes a¬†Qualifying Competition, the¬†World Open (Jim Williamson Memorial),¬†the¬†World Women’s¬†Championship¬†and of course the¬†World Championship.

We are looking for a total of 20 officials, from which a tournament committee of four plus 16 referees will be selected. All referees must be certificated by, and current members of their respective NGB and will be required to wear their full NGB uniform at all times; additional logos will be at the discretion of World Billiards.

Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis with breakfast and one other meal per day. The hotel is adjacent to the venue.

Requests for upgrades and Class 3 exams will be scheduled at appropriate times. All such requests must be approved by the candidate’s NGB; private arrangements are not permissible.

All expressions of interest should be sent to:

Dan Lewis (Referees Coordinator) dmkl@hotmail.co.uk
Steve Cowie (Tournament Controller) stevecowie@illawarrasnooker.com
Steve Lock (WBL Director of Tournaments) stephenml10@hotmail.com

World Billiards Ltd.

World Billiards

 

 

 

Officials confirmed so far:

1Steve CowieAustralia(Tournament Controller)
2Brendan DevlinIreland
3Colin WhitelawScotland
4Dan LewisEngland
5John WildeEngland
6Kevin ChristieIreland
7John KehoeIreland
8Suryanarayanan NagarajanIndia
9Wictoria JedruszekPoland
10CW SteinerAustria
11John SquiresEngland
12Derek BuddeEngland
13Philip BrookeEngland
14Martin O’ReillyEngland
15Walter KunzAustria
16Desi StinsonN. Ireland
17Frank BradleyEngland
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Vic HartleyEngland(Tutor/Examiner)

Accommodation (World Champs)

HIE Leeds

HIE Express

As in previous years, the nominated partner hotel for all players and officials is the Holiday Inn Express, situated right next door to the venue.

We stress that is is mandatory that all players and officials who are staying use this hotel.

All competitors must book their own accommodation direct with the hotel rather than via their NGB or WBL.

 

Rooms are now available for you to book on a first come first served basis, so best to book NOW.

Here are the details:

  • The accommodation deal is available from Thursday 18th¬†to Friday 26th¬†October incl.
  • ¬£69¬†per twin/double room per night, including breakfast* & free WiFi.
    (Please note this rate is NOT available for 1 night stays for just a Saturday or other peak nights)
  • You have to¬†reserve with a credit/debit card, however it will not be charged until you arrive.
  • You can cancel¬†without charge¬†provided you give them sufficient notice.

* Express start breakfast (Continental style breakfast with cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, croissants, toast, muffins, tea/coffee and hot choice of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and baked beans).
Car Parking is no longer free at the hotel. Each car will be charged £4.00 per car per night. 

Three ways to book:

  1. Book online by clicking here.
  2. Call the Hotel direct on 0113 242 6200 and quote¬†‚ÄúWorld Billiards‚ÄĚ.
  3. Email hotel at reservations@expressleeds.co.uk

In the past a few people have experienced difficulty getting the rate when phoning the hotel. The hotel manager has advised us to either use the online booking system, or to email her on the email address above if experiencing any problems.