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19 Oct 2017

2017 World Open

THE 2017 WORLD OPEN

for the Jim Williamson Memorial Trophy

Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd October 2017

 

The 2017 ‘World Open‘ will take place on Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd October 2017 at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds and will act as a warm-up tournament to the World Championships.

Latest results

Group tables

Prize money will be guaranteed £2000+.

 

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18 Oct 2017

World Championship Qualifier

There will be a World Championship Qualifying Tournament on Friday 20th October.

Four players will progress from this tournament into the main draw of the two World Championship events. Extra places may also be given should any players withdraw from the World Championship before it starts.

The playing format of the Qualifying Tournament will be round robin, timed matches.

The entry fee is £100. Any players not progressing through to the main World Championship draw will be refunded £75.

See the draw here.


16 Oct 2017

Live Streaming

We have just confirmed some high quality professional live streaming for the forthcoming LITEtask World Billiards Championships. This will be provided by the same team as last year. 

To get access to all World Billiards content please subscribe (free) to the World Billiards YouTube channel by clicking the image below:

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Once subscribed to the channel you can choose to get notified when matches go live. 

 

To view the matches from last year’s tournament see the following links:


The matches streamed in the 100-up Championship were:

20/10/16 | Quarter Final | Rupesh Shah 6 v 1 Siddharth Parikh | Watch here

20/10/16 | Semi Final | Dave Causier 7 v 5 Mike Russell | Watch here

21/10/16 | Final | Dave Causier 8 v 6 Dhruv Sitwala | Watch here


The matches streamed in the Timed Championship were:

25/10/16 | Quarter Final | Mike Russell 1523 v 450 Alok Kumar | Watch here

25/10/16 | Semi Final | Dave Causier 2183 v 674 Roxton Chapman | Watch here

26/10/16 | Final | Mike Russell 2224 v 1115 Dave Causier| Watch here

The Timed Championship semi final and final had live commentary provided by Clive Everton.

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11 Oct 2017

The 2017 LITEtask World Billiards Championship

THE 2017

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WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP

In Association with Northern Snooker Centre

 

The 2017 LITEtask World Billiards Championship will take place between Friday 20th October and Wednesday 1st November 2017 at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

STOP PRESS:  The printed schedule has been changed with reference to Group C matches in the 100-up. Please refer to the online schedule which has been updated. You should always go by the online schedule.

This will be the 6th time the Northern Snooker Centre have hosted the World Championship under the auspices of World Billiards Ltd. We are grateful for their continued support and to LITEtask for their generous and ongoing sponsorship.

Draws:
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The 100-up World Championship will be played using New Short-Format Rules for playing from in hand.

See here for an explanation of how these draws are performed.

 

See the following links for further information:

International Call for Referees

Accommodation

Qualification Tournament

World Open (Jim Williamson)

Entry Criteria

World Women’s Championship

World Championship Prize Money

New Short-Format Rules

 

 

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9 Oct 2017

New UK Coaching Course

We are delighted to announce a new WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Course in the UK. This will take place over the weekend of 9th & 10th December 2017 at the Winchester Club in Leicester.

The course is aimed at people who wish to become WPBSA World Billiards Coaches and promote the game of English Billiards via coaching in their region. Following feedback from the first UK course we have now increased the duration to two full days.

The course includes:WPBSA Coach

  • DBS check
  • Child protection/safeguarding training
  • Billiards coaching techniques
  • How to market yourself & set up coaching programmes
  • Practical & written examinations
  • Refreshments
  • WPBSA Rules of Billiards & Snooker handbook
  • World Billiards Coach polo shirt*
  • Coaching certificate*
  • WPBSA/World Billiards coaching ID card*
  • Free access to future WPBSA coaching seminars*

* Successful candidates only.

 

For more details please contact Martin Goodwill via the Contact Us page.

The fee for this course is £199; click here to submit your application.

 

 

See links below for further information:

Introduction to the WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Scheme

List of current WPBSA World Billiards Coaches

September 2016 course (UK)

September 2017 course (Australia)

Find a coach (map)

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6 Oct 2017

2017 LITEtask World Women’s Championship


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The 2017 LITEtask World Women’s Billiards Championship takes place on Thursday 26th October at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

The entry fee is £30 and prize money will be £500.
To enter click here.
To see who has entered so far see here.

The playing format will be timed matches and round robin groups.

In last year’s final Emma Bonney (England) claimed her 11th World Championship title with a 239 – 169 victory over Revanna Umadevi (India) in the final. Click here to see last year’s results.

 

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This will be the 20th staging of this championship; previous winners can be viewed here.


4 Oct 2017

2017/18 Calendar of Events

See below for dates for the 2017/18 season:

  2017     Level Pts Status
               
#1 SEP 01-03 IB&SA Illawarra Open Illawarra, Australia 3 x1  Results
               
#2 SEP 06-09 Cashmere Christchurch City Open Christchurch, NZ 2 x0.75  Results
               
#3 SEP 10-13 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ 2 x0.75  Results
               
SEP 21 WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Course Yarraville, Australia n/a n/a  Details
               
OCT 20 World Championship Qualifier Leeds, England n/a n/a  Confirmed
               
#4 OCT 21-22 JWM World Open Leeds, England 3 x1  Confirmed
               
#5 OCT 23-27 LITEtask World Championship [S] Leeds, England 5 x2  Confirmed
               
OCT 26 LITEtask World Women’s Championship Leeds, England n/a n/a  Confirmed
               
#6 OCT 28-01 LITEtask World Championship [L] Leeds, England 5 x2  Confirmed
               
#7 NOV 10-12 QBSA Queensland Open Brisbane, Australia 2 x0.75  Confirmed
               
#8 DEC 02-03 British Open Bradford, England 3 x1  Confirmed
               
DEC 09-10 WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Course Leicester, England n/a n/a  Confirmed
               
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#9 JAN 27-28 Scottish Open Kirkcaldy, Scotland 3 x1  Confirmed
               
#10 MAR 30-02 UK Open Leeds, England 4 x1.5  Confirmed
               
#11 APR 28-29 English Open Cambridge, England 3 x1  Confirmed
               
#12 MAY TBC Billiards Australia NSW Open NSW, Australia TBC TBC  TBC
               
#13 MAY 19-20 RIBSA Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 x1  Confirmed
               
#14 MAY 21-24 European Open Carlow, Ireland 5 x2  Confirmed
               
#15 MAY TBC Austrian Open Vienna, Austria TBC TBC  TBC
               
#16 JUN TBC Asian Grand Prix Singapore 5 x2  TBC
               
#17 JUN 12-15 ABSC Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5 x2  Confirmed
               
#18 AUG 18-19 HIBSF NSC Open Leeds, England 2 x0.75  Confirmed
               
               
               
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AUG 31-02 IB&SA Illawarra Open Illawarra, Australia 3 x1  TBC
               
SEP 05-08 Christchurch Open Christchurch, NZ TBC TBC  TBC
               
SEP 09-12 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ TBC TBC  TBC
               
  OCT 19-31 World Billiards Championship TBC 5 x2  TBC
               
               
               

* The Pacific International billiards event in Australia is part of a seven day billiards and snooker week. The billiards event is preceded by a three day Australian open snooker tournament, which anyone is able to enter.

 

Please note: only when dates are confirmed on this website are they fully confirmed. Please do not book travel or accommodation on the basis of having seen dates for events published elsewhere. If the event ‘STATUS’ column above is marked as ‘TBC’ then there is a reason.

Dates subject to change. Please check back for further details as they are confirmed.


4 Oct 2017

2017 Queensland Open

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2017 Queensland Open

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November 2017

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1 Irene Street, Redcliffe, QLD, Australia

 

The Queensland Open is a long standing event dating back to 1990. This year it has been adopted as a world ranking tournament for the first time. Former Oceania and Australian billiards champion Danik Lucas is undefeated in this tournament since 2001 and will be going for his 17th consecutive Queensland Open title.

For an entry pack click here.

For more details about the event click here.

To enter click here.

To see last year’s results see here.

 

 


16 Sep 2017

Coaching Down Under

 

September 2017 saw World Billiards successfully stage their first ever coaching course outside the UK, at the Yarraville Club in Australia.

Approved and supported by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), the course was developed and delivered by Head of Coaching Martin Goodwill (England), Jason Colebrook (Australia) and Gary Oliver (New Zealand). Jason and Gary underwent training in the days prior to the event in order to deliver the course and qualify as WPBSA approved Billiards Examiners for their respective countries.

 

The course was very well supported with 12 players from various states across Australia and included the 2002 World Amateur Snooker Champion, Steve Mifsud.

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Australian & NZ Coaches

Our new World Billiards coaches from Australia & New Zealand

 

Prior to the course each candidate had to complete an online examination and on the day activities included learning how to teach some of the key shots and techniques in billiards as well as discussing pre-recorded video scenarios. In addition, each coach had to complete three practical examinations, teaching various aspects of the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All players successfully completed the course and after various governance procedures have been completed will be presented with a certificate and will receive a WPBSA/World Billiards coaching ID card.

 

 

 

 

 

Some quotes from the day:

Had a wonderful day at the Reventon academy attending the World Billiards coaches course. I found the course very professionally run and very enjoyable. Martin Goodwill’s presentation was excellent and his advice on coaching techniques invaluable. I’d recommend anyone interested in the game of English Billiards to take this course.
Steve Mifsud (2002 World Amateur Snooker Champion)

Excellent course – comprehensive, entertaining, and very professionally delivered. Set a benchmark as to how to deliver a coaching accreditation course, with great group participation evident. I left the course inspired to pass on the knowledge acquired, as well as encouraged to greater personal practise and development.
Tad Babiak (head of coaching in the state of South Australia)

It was great to have Martin Goodwill in Australia to deliver this course to the prospective coach examiners and coaches. By the end of the course all the candidates where enthused about the sport and felt ready to help introduce new players into the sport, courtesy of a sound knowledge of teaching the basics.
Jason Colebrook (President of Billiards Australia and WBL board member)
 

19 Aug 2017

International Call for Referees

2017 LITEtask 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 20th October until Wednesday 1st November.
This includes a Qualifying Competition, the World Open (Jim Williamson Memorial), the World Women’s Championship and of course the dual format 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 Liaison) dmkl@hotmail.co.uk
Cc:
Steve Cowie (Tournament Controller) stevecowie@illawarrasnooker.com
Steve Lock (WBL Director of Tournaments) stephenml10@hotmail.com

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Officials confirmed so far:

1 Al Thede Canada
2 Brendan Devlin Ireland
3 Colin Whitelaw Scotland
4 CW Steiner Austria
5 Dan Lewis England
6 Derek Budde England
7 John Kehoe Ireland
8 John Squires England
9 John Wilde England
10 Kevin Christie Ireland
11 Martin O’Reilly England
12 Paul Cosgriff Australia
13 Philip N Brooke England
14 Randy Morningstar Canada
15 Steve Cowie Australia (Tournament Controller)
16 Vic Hartley England
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