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New Venues

As you know there has been some transformation in World Billiards over the last few months, with several important changes imminent.

One area we want to look at is venues. We are particularly interested in new venues in Europe, Ireland and England.

If you have any ideas then please contact us via the Contact Us page.

 


Carlisle Details

Carlisle travel and accommodation details

Get Directions

 

 

 

By Car: From North use junction 44 off M6: From South use Junction 42 off M6

By Air: Flights to/from Carlisle Airport from Belfast, Dublin and Southend

By Train from North/South: Main West Coast Line (London to Glasgow)

By Train from East: Trans Pennine (Newcastle to Carlisle)

 

ACCOMMODATION: SELECTION OF CARLISLE CITY HOTELS
LOCATION TO/FROM PORTLAND CLUB PARKING CONTACT NO
Distance By Car By Foot
IBIS CA1 1RL 1.9km 5 mins 15 mins Free O122851800
PREMIER INN CA1 2WF 2.9km 8 mins 35 mins Free O8715278210
M6 PREMIER INN CA3 0JR 6.3km 12 mins n/a Free O8715278208
TRAVEL LODGE CA1 1NL 1.4km 3 mins 16 mins Pay O8719848484
MILTON HILLTOP CA1 2NS 2.1km 6 mins 25 mins Free O1228810899
CROWN & MITRE CA3 8HZ 1.4km 4 mins 18 mins Free O1228525491
The following are budget accommodation. All except the Abbey is breakfast NOT included. They quote for a two-night single occupancy.
The Angus Hotel
3km £120
Milton Hilltop Hotel
1km £78
Abbey Court Guest House
1km £68
Hallmark Hotel
1km £108

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

2020 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 13th until 16th April.
This includes a Qualifying Competition (10th), the UK Open (11-12).

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

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:

EVENT YEARS REGION NOTES
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Championship 2020 & beyond Any
World Matchplay 2020 & beyond Any
World Cup (Team) 2019 & beyond Any Inaugurated Glasgow, Scotland 2014
World Under 21’s 2019 & beyond Any New event
World Seniors (over 60’s) 2019 & beyond Any New event
MAJORS
Asian Grand Prix 2019 & beyond Asia 2018 in Singapore
Americas’ Cup 2020 & beyond America 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada
European Open 2020 & beyond Europe 2019 in Carlow, Ireland
Pacific International 2020 & beyond Oceania 2019 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;

A All former World Billiards Champions (WPBSA / IBSF / WBL) (‚ȧ19)
B America (1)
C Oceania (1)
D Asia (1)
E Europe (1)
 F Africa (1)
G WDBS Disability nomination (1)
H ‚ȧ8 Nominations from each NGB + 1 Junior + 1 Woman Player (‚ȧ10 ea)
I WLBS¬†World Women’s Champion¬†(1)
J Top-up players from the final 2018/19 WBL Order of Merit as of 01/02/19 (tbc*)
K Four 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:

1 Steve Cowie Australia (Tournament Controller)
2 Brendan Devlin Ireland
3 Colin Whitelaw Scotland
4 Dan Lewis England
5 John Wilde England
6 Kevin Christie Ireland
7 John Kehoe Ireland
8 Suryanarayanan Nagarajan India
9 Wictoria Jedruszek Poland
10 CW Steiner Austria
11 John Squires England
12 Derek Budde England
13 Philip Brooke England
14 Martin O’Reilly England
15 Walter Kunz Austria
16 Desi Stinson N. Ireland
17 Frank Bradley England
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Vic Hartley England (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.