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18 Dec 2016

2016 LITEtask Borders Open


the Finalists

WBL proudly held an additional tournament for this season; the LITEtask Borders Open. This was in Carlisle at the Portland Club on 17/18-Dec-2016. This the first time we have staged a tournament in this area.

Peter Gilchrist triumphed in style over Rob Marshall with several high breaks including one of 416.

All players commented on the high standard of tables. The staff were very helpful. All in all, it is likely that WBL will be back next season !

Our sponsors LITEtask enabled us to upgrade this tournament to level 2 with £1500+ prize money and 0.75 ranking points. 

For all match scores click here.

See here for a report from www.thecueview.com.

4 Dec 2016

2016 LITEtask British Open

The 2016 LITEtask British Open took place on Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th December at Q Gardens in Bradford.

Dave Causier once again took the honours in Bradford but didn’t have it all his own way in the final with Rob Wilson leading for much of the match; the final score was 577-512. Dave also took the high break prize with 619 against Bem French in the last 16.

To see the full results click here.

The Plate event was won by Gary Rogers who defeated Paul Devitt 200-53 in the final. Gary also took the high break with 97 in probably the match of the tournament after his opponent Paul McGowan had just made a 95.

For Plate results see here.


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26 Oct 2016

The 2016 LITEtask World Billiards Championship

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In Association with Northern Snooker Centre


Mike Russell defeated defending champion Dave Causier 2224 – 1115 in the five hour final of the 2016 LITEtask World Billiards Championship at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds today.

This is Russell’s first World Championship title since 2011 and is his 12th WPBSA title in total. In the final he fired in breaks of¬†133, 216, 183, 50, 60, 82, 196, 291, 585 & 158 to outscore his opponent by almost 2 to 1. Causier was still in touch during the first session, trailing by just 201 at the interval, but Russell’s scoring power overwhelmed the defending champion in the second half, Russell winning the session 1342 – 434 including the highest break of the event; 585.

To watch the final see our YouTube Channel here.

To see the match details see here.

To see a summary of all results see here.

For high breaks see here.

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Dave Causier: 2016 LITEtask World Champion (100-up)

Dave Causier today won his fourth World Billiards Championship with a dramatic 8-6 victory over Dhruv Sitwala in the final of the 100-up event.

At 7-4 in front and needing one more frame, Dave came to the table with two points on the scoreboard and proceeded to compile a break of 95, just needing three more points for the title. With the red over the middle pocket the match looked all over. However in potting the red he also scored a cannon taking the break to 100, but he hadn’t crossed the baulkline (which is required between 80 & 100 in every break) meaning the ‘winning’ shot became a foul. After some discussion the match continued with Dhruv coming to the table 2-97 behind, producing a cool 98 unfinished to keep the match alive.

It was a similar story in the next frame as Dave stalled within four points of the title and Dhruv again ran out with 94 unfinished under extreme pressure.

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Runner Up Dhruv Sitwala


Dave wasn’t to be denied his fourth World Championship win however, and made his own contribution of 81 unfinished to become the 2016 LITEtask World Billiards Champion (Short Format).

To watch the final see our YouTube Channel here.

To see the match details see here.

To see a summary of all results see here.

For high breaks see here.

The 100-up event was played with modified rules; see here.



General links:
Prize Money
Jim Williamson Memorial ‘World Open’
World Ladies Championship

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25 Oct 2016

2016 LITEtask World Ladies Billiards Championship

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Emma Bonney (England) claimed her 11th World Ladies Championship title with a 239 – 169 victory over Revanna Umadevi (India) in the final.

Click here for all results.


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This is the 19th staging of this championship and previous winners can be viewed here.

2016 Jim Williamson Memorial






The 2016 Jim Williamson Memorial World Open has taken place at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds and resulted in another win for Rob Hall to add to his ever expanding list of titles.

In the final he defeated a resurgent Devendra Joshi who had previously taken care of Martin Goodwill, Mike Russell and Roxton Chapman en route to the final.

The highest break was 379 by Mike Russell.

Results Summary

High Breaks

This was a level 3 world ranking tournament with £2000+ prize money and full ranking points.

Please note, the draw for this competition was based on the 2015/16 Ranking List, which affected the starting positions of 9 of the 22 top two seeds. This was done to ensure no player played any other player across the three events in Leeds starting this weekend. Players in the Timed World Championship event draw are closest to their ranking position on the 2015/16 Ranking List with minor adjustments made to ensure the different nations are separated in the groups. The 100up draw was made with as few minor adjustments to the Timed event draw as possible to ensure players were not in the same group as anyone in the Timed event. Finally, the Jim Williamson Memorial World Open draw was made with as few movements to the 100up draw as possible to ensure no player played any other in more than one event. We hope you understand the challenges presented by this process and accept that the choices we made were in the interests of all players in all competitions.

2016 New Zealand Tour

Our annual tour of New Zealand will take place this year between 15th – 26th September, and will take in three World Ranking tournaments.

STOP PRESS – FINAL LIVE STREAMED – Mon 26th at 10:00 (NZT) – click here

The details of these tournaments are as follows:





Dates: 15th ‚Äď 18th September

Venue: Woolston Club, Hargood Street, Woolston, Christchurch.

Ranking Status: Level 1 (x0.5)

Prize Money: $2500NZD (£1000+)

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Dates: 20th ‚Äď 22nd September

Venue: Snooker World, 713 Mount Albert Road, Royal Oak, Auckland.

Ranking Status: Level 1 (x0.5)

Prize Money: $2500NZD (£1000+)





Dates: 23rd ‚Äď 26th September

Venue: Snooker World, 713 Mount Albert Road, Royal Oak, Auckland.

Ranking Status: Level 2 (x0.75)

Prize Money: Minimum $3000NZD (£1500+)

Entry Form (both Auckland events. Includes Accommodation details)


Further details will be available in due course.

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2016 Northern Snooker Centre Open





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The Northern Snooker Centre Open occurred on Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th August at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

This was a level 2 World Ranking tournament with £1720 prize money and x0.75 ranking points.

Rob Hall defeats Rob Marshall 531-257 to win thew trophy, beating Peter Gilchrist in the semis.

For details see the following links:


Group Tables


To see the draw and schedule (PDF) click here.

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2016 Illawarra Open

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2016 Illawarra Open
Billiards Championship

David Collins defeated Michael Pearson 509 Р429 in the final of the inaugural Illawarra Open. 

For full results see here or here.

The 2016 Illawarra Open Billiards Championship took place between Friday 19th РSunday 21st August 2016.

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Tournament venue:

Wests Illawarra Leagues Club,
Hargreaves Street,

This was a level 2 World Ranking tournament with $3000AUD prize money.




This tournament carries both full Australian National ranking points and x0.75 World Ranking points.


Useful links:-

Latest Results


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National Billiards Championships

The 2016 EASB English National Billiards Championship will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June.



For details about this event see here.

To see the current entry list see here.

The EASB are still in the process of setting up their new website, so entry to their events is currently not that easy to navigate.

To enter the event, first click¬†here. You will then need to login, or create an account if you don’t already have one. Once logged in you need to click on your name and then click ‘Enter an Event‘. This will bring up the National Billiards Championship with the option to ‘buy’ entry. The entry fee is ¬£20 for EASB members and EASB individual billiards membership is ¬£15. You can also enter via the free ‘club’ membership, but the entry fee is then ¬£30; also bear in mind that if you do well in the event and get selected to represent EASB at international level you would need an individual membership anyway, so it may work out cheaper to join in the first place.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 2nd June.

The two players reaching the final of this event will be required to play the final at the EASB Finals Weekend at the Cue Ball in Derby on Saturday 18th June; details here.

Places for international duties such as World Championship nominations and places in the Home Internationals will be allocated based on results from this tournament.

Playing Format
Timed matches. Group matches on Saturday (90min) and KO matches on Sunday (90min up to semi final and 120min in semi final).

Prize Money
Subject to entries.


Please note that the 2017 EASB National Billiards Championship will take place on Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd April 2017. See here for details.


Below is a list of countries/NGBs which we believe all run a National Billiards Championship. The list is by no means exhaustive and we would be glad to hear details of any other countries running these championships. Any such info will be published on this page.


Country Website National Championship
Australia www.absc.com.au  Details
Austria www.austriansnooker.at
Belgium www.bbsa-snooker.be
Canada www.cbsa.ca
England www.easb.co.uk  Details
Fiji www.fijisnooker.com
Gibraltar www.gibraltarsnooker.com
Guernsey www.guernseysnooker.com  Details
India www.bsfi.net  Details
Ireland www.ribsa.ie  Details | Details
Isle of Man www.sites.google.com/site/iomsnooker/
Jersey www.jbsa.org.uk  Details
Malta www.mbsa.org.mt  Details
New Zealand www.nzbsa.org.nz  Details
Northern Ireland www.nibsa.co.uk
Poland www.snooker.pl
Scotland www.scottishsnooker.org  Details
Singapore www.cuesports.org.sg
South Africa www.sasnooker.co.za
South Korea http://kbf.sports.or.kr/
Sri Lanka  Details
Thailand www.thailandsnooker.org  Details
Vietnam http://vbsf.org.vn/

2016 LITEtask Irish & European Open