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LITEtask UK Open [Prize Money]

Please see below for the prize money breakdown in the forthcoming LITEtask UK Open.

LEVEL 4 | PREMIER x1.5 | £3000+ PRIZE MONEY
. . . .
. .       x          =
WINNER £960.00     1 £960.00
RUNNER UP £480.00     1 £480.00
SEMIS £240.00     2 £480.00
QUARTERS £120.00     4 £480.00
LAST 16 £60.00     8 £480.00
HIGH BREAK £60.00 1 £60.00
. .    .  .
Challenge Cup WINNER £120.00     1 £120.00
Challenge Cup RUNNER UP £60.00     1 £60.00
Challenge Cup SEMI FINALISTS £30 2 £60
Challenge Cup HIGH BREAK £30.00     1 £30.00
. . . .
Total            £3,210.00
. . . .

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LITEtask Scottish Open [Prize Money]

Here is the prize money breakdown in the LITEtask Scottish Open.

LEVEL 3 |  x1 | £2000+ PRIZE MONEY
. .   x          =
WINNER
(Dave Causier)
£640.00 1 £640.00
RUNNER UP
(Phil Mumford)
£320.00 1 £320.00
SEMIS
(Peter Gilchrist, Steve Brookshaw)
£160.00 2 £320.00
QUARTERS
(Rob Hall, Chris Taylor, Peter Shelley, Darren Clark)
£80.00 4 £320.00
LAST 16
(Tom McFarlane, Jamie Jenkins, Gary Norman, David Nichols, Brian Harvey, Arthur Winn, Adam Clarke, Andrew Draper)
£40.00 8 £320.00
HIGH BREAK
(321 – Peter Gilchrist)
£40.00 1 £40.00
PLATE WINNER
(Phil Davis)
£80.00 1 £80.00
PLATE RUNNER UP
(Chris Coumbe)
£40.00 1 £40.00
PLATE HIGH BREAK £20.00 1 £20.00

Total

 

        

£2,100.00

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20 Aug 2015

WBL Development Fund: Rochy Woods

Rochy Woods

WPBSA coach Rochy Woods

World Billiards has recently secured a small annual budget to allocate to development of the game. This money will be distributed to organisations who apply to us for a grant and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to developing the game of English Billiards. Each application will be treated on its merits and allocated on a case by case basis up to a maximum of £250 per organisation. Only one application will be accepted from the same organisation per season.


The first such grant which we have awarded is to the Narbeck Junior Billiards League, which is a junior league in Norfolk, England. The grant is for one of its players, Rochelle Woods, to attend the WPBSA community coaching course. Rochelle passed the course, and has recently appeared in an ITV Anglia report on her success. Click here to see this report and video.


If anyone is interested in applying for a similar grant please send us an application detailing the reasons why you believe such a grant should be allocated, and exactly how the funding would be used should you be successful.

Please send your application to us here.


Jim Leacy

To end speculation, WBL would like to confirm that Jim Leacy remains an integral member of the WBL board of directors.

The IBSF have stated to WBL in writing that they are unanimous in their decision not to cooperate with WBL whilst Jim Leacy remains on our board and despite many requests, no formal reasons have been given for this action.
Jim Leacy is a very committed member of the team who gives his time freely. He has an exemplary record with the board of World Billiards Ltd and will remain on the WBL board with the full support of both WBL and WPBSA.

WBL Chairman Alan Chamberlain said …

Our plans to run the Billiards World Championship in Leeds this October and all other events on our calendar remain in place. World Billiards Ltd will continue to promote Billiards on an international basis and we are looking forward to delivering our World Championship to new territories in the coming years.
On behalf of the WBL Board, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. We remain committed to the game and delivering the best opportunities to play and compete at English Billiards.

The Board of WBL


Geet Sethi steps down

Former World Billiards Champion Geet Sethi has taken the decision to step down from his role as Director of World Billiards Ltd. Geet had requested to stand down many months ago due to not being able to commit his time fully to the role, however he had remained in place at the request of the WBL board for an extended period of time.

WBL Chairman Alan Chamberlain said …

Geet is an extremely well respected player and successful businessman and we fully appreciate his necessity to direct his focus elsewhere. I am sure his love for Billiards will remain with him forever and I would like to assure him that the rest of the team will continue its work to promote World Billiards Ltd on an International basis.
On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Geet for his contribution as a player since we began as EBOS and for the time he has spent with us as a Director. We all wish him the best of success in his business interests.

 

The Board of WBL


Letter from the Chairman

Dear Billiards Players, NGB’s, Regional Bodies and Officials,

It is with sadness and disappointment that I have to write to you regarding the current situation between World Billiards Ltd (WBL) and the IBSF.

As you will already be aware, the IBSF has recently withdrawn its support of WBL and declared that it will hold its own event at a date which clashes with WBL tournaments in New Zealand.

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WBL WILL BE HOLDING, AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED, OUR OFFICIAL BILLIARDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE NORTHERN SNOOKER CENTRE, LEEDS , IN OCTOBER.

I can tell you that a great deal of effort has been made to resolve this situation and in fact Chairman of our Governing Body, Jason Ferguson, has just returned from extended discussions with Barrie Jones in Australia. The result of these is that there is only one issue preventing the IBSF working with WBL and that is, “ IBSF will not work with WBL if Jim Leacy remains as a director”. However, despite numerous requests to IBSF board members, no one will formally clarify the issues.

Jim Leacy was a director on my board before he became president of IBSF. He was also involved with the running of EBOS, which predates WBL.

Following the IBSF elections Jim stood down as the IBSF representative at the following WBL board meeting as he was no longer on the board of IBSF . In light of Jim’s previous hard work, WBL asked him to remain as an independent director. It was also agreed that a further representative from IBSF would be requested to join WBL to ensure the billiards community continued working together. This was followed up by me as WBL Chairman in a written request to Capt. Mohan, and although this was refused, that offer remains in place today.

Billiards is not a strong business like snooker, it does not command global television and it needs all the support it can get. It certainly needs to pool its resources worldwide and this was the sole reason WPBSA in consultation with the IBSF and EBOS set up WBL in the first place.

At the point of starting this venture, entries in the WPBSA World Billiards Championship had fallen to 12 and the IBSF billiards championship was declining fast. With a team of extremely committed volunteers and a very limited budget, entries have soared, events and prize money are up and we again have a World Billiards Ranking list.

There is a massive contribution by people involved, and there is no doubt that this is a huge step in the right direction for this beautiful game, to which the international business of snooker owes so much.

With everyone’s support, with guidance and commitment from you, players, referees and officials, it can grow and I am sure we were not far away from the World Championship growing and travelling to new destinations.

WBL remains committed to working with National Governing Bodies to provide more playing opportunities for you the players.

The WPBSA remains committed to supporting this valuable part of our sport and the board of WBL have made it clear they wish to continue the work they have started.

I urge everyone to pull together before it is too late, this game cannot afford a divide.

Yours Sincerely
Alan Chamberlain
World Billiards Chairman


Statement from the Chairman

I am very disappointed that there is a clash of dates between our four New Zealand tournaments and the proposed IBSF World Championships, being held in Australia. There has been an  enormous amount of work put into the New Zealand events not only by my board, but also by the dedicated organisers in New Zealand for which I thank them.

Our door is always open to negotiations with a view to a mutually beneficial conclusion.

Alan Chamberlain


IBSF

The IBSF have declined the offer to take up a seat with full voting rights on the WBL board and have confirmed they will not support a joint World Billiards Championship with WBL as they have for the past three years.

The WBL board are disappointed with the IBSF position, however WBL remains 100% committed to promoting The World Billiards Tour and will continue to make the offer of partnership working with any individual or federation for the good of our beautiful sport.

The World Billiards Championship will take place as planned from 16th to 28th October 2015 in Leeds. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying another successful event.

Note that all other WBL events previously announced will proceed as planned.


2015 Scottish Championship

The Scottish Billiards National Championship Final took place today at the Locarno in Edinburgh between long established Dave Sneddon versus the relative new comer Alan Shepherd.

The two hour timed match saw Dave having the highest break of the day with 113, with the final score  :-

Dave Sneddon   646 v 328   Alan Shepherd

Anne Totten presented both trophies and prize money to the players.

 

Scottish Championship 2015

Scottish Championship 2015

Dave has won the Scottish Championship for approximately 25 of the past 26 years. The exception was last year when Hugh Elden broke the trend. Hugh has since sadly passed away.


2 Apr 2015

WBL Event Hosting Opportunities

2015 & beyond

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 2016 & beyond Any 2015 confirmed in Leeds, England
Nations Cup (World Team) 2015 & beyond Any Inaugurated Glasgow, Scotland 2014
World Under 21’s 2015 & beyond Any New event
World Seniors (over 60’s) 2015 & beyond Any New event
MAJORS
Asian Grand Prix 2015 & beyond Asia New event
Americas’ Cup 2016 & beyond America 2017 event in Winnipeg, Canada
European Open 2016 & beyond Europe 2016 event in Carlow, Ireland
Pacific International 2016, 2018 & beyond Oceania 2015 & 2017 confirmed in Hamilton, NZ

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..