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1 Nov 2019

2019 British Open

Those of you who were at the Borders Open a couple of years ago will remember the hospitality and excellent tables. We were so impressed that we returned with the 2019 British Open on 16 and 17 November 2019.
This was held at the Portland Club, Currock Rd, Carlisle CA2 4AS.

Rob Hall

The winner – Rob Hall

Portland Club

The Portland Club

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Runner-up – Mark Hirst

This event was facilitated mainly by Lindsay Currie who did a fantastic job in negotiating with the club, local press and sponsors. He spent many hours and visits organising this to ensure its eventual success.

The main sponsor is Story Contracting to whom we give our profuse thanks. Associate sponsors are:- H & H Reeds, the Carlisle and District Billiards & Snooker, and the Portland Club.

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23 Sep 2019

2019 World Billiards Championship


A superb week of billiards at the RACV Club in Melbourne concluded with Peter Gilchrist winning his fourth World title, click here for the report on the WPBSA website. UPDATE:¬† All prizewinners MUST ensure that we have the current bank / PayPal details. (If you have already done so then just ignore this). I will be making payments in the next day or so for all three tournaments. If I don’t have your bank details then I cannot pay you.¬† If I have old / incorrect details then your prize will be paid into the Black Hole !¬† Use this form to enter details, scan it and then email to me ASAP at – jim.burke@world-billiards.com

Visit the World Billiards YouTube channel to access all the video recordings from Melbourne. All  results here

Finalists 2019

Peter and Sourav

World Billiards and the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council co-operated to manage  the 2019 World Billiards Championship and 2019 World Open which took place at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, between Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th October. NEWSFLASH Р$24,000 AUD bonus prize for a 1000 break during the World Championship (to be shared if more than one is made). [UPDATE: nobody achieved the grand-up]

The World Open (level 3 event) occurred 6th to 7th October across two venues. It included a challenge cup for those who did not qualify for the knock-out stage. This event was open entry. All results here EARLY TICKET RELEASE Tickets for these tournaments are on sale HERE. All sessions for all events are ticketed.

2019 World Women’s Billiards Championship

Local star Anna Lynch won her first World Women’s Billiards Championship at the RACV Club in Melbourne. All results 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.

2019 Austrian Open

2019 Austrian Open

2019 Austrian Open (photo courtesy HSEBC)

Vienna hosted the 2019 Austrian Open on September 28th and 29th.

Rob Hall defeats Christian Kirk 592-297 in final. To see the full results, click here. 

This is Austria’s academy-style Centre of Excellence for Snooker and Billiards, a regular venue for national tournaments, championships and coaching events. 

The Austrians proved to be perfect hosts, providing an excellent environment for Billiards and exceptionally welcoming to all players and officials.

With thanks to our sponsors:

This was a level 3 event with a £40 entry fee.

Venue: Heeres- Snooker und English Billiards Club

Live Streaming¬†via: √ĖBU Livestream


2019 Illawarra Open

The 2019 Illawarra Open was held on 9-Aug for 3 days at Wests, Illawarra.

illawara Open

Illawarra Open

Matthew Bolton defeats Joe Minici. All results here.

Northern Snooker Centre Open – The Jim Williamson Trophy

August 17th and 18th 2019, the last event to round off the 2018-2019 season.
Causier does it again !  Dave defeats Rob Hall in the final.

Dave Causier wins the NSC Open

This was a level 2 World Ranking Event.

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

Click here to see results.

2019 WBSA/Rosetta Sports Welsh Open

The 2019 Welsh Open

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