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18 Sep 2018

2018 World Billiards Championship


New Structure for World Billiards Championships

In a departure from our usual dual-format World Championships of the past six years, World Billiards can now announce that the two World Championships will be split and played at different times of the year. This has largely come about due to the pressure we have previously put on the host venue by being there for 13 days straight.

The following dates are confirmed for the forthcoming 2018 World Championships:

 
19th OCTOBER 2018   Qualifying Tournament Northern SC, Leeds
20th-21st OCTOBER 2018 World Open (Jim Williamson Memorial) Northern SC, Leeds
22nd-26th OCTOBER 2018   World Championship (Long Format) Northern SC, Leeds
25th OCTOBER 2018   World Women’s Championship Northern SC, Leeds

 

 

 

 

Our thanks must go to Chris Williamson at the Northern Snooker Centre for agreeing to host us under these new conditions.

The entry fee for the Qualifying Tournament and the World Championship will be £80. Players not progressing through the Qualifying Tournament will be refunded £60.

The entry fee for the World Open (JWM) is £40 and for the World Women’s Championship it is £30.

For a breakdown of prize money see here.

The entry criteria is here.

For accommodation details see here.

For referees & officials see here.

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18 Sep 2018

2018 World Women’s Championship


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The 2018 World Women’s Billiards Championship will take place on Thursday 25th October at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Defending champion Emma Bonney will be aiming for her 13th World title and sixth in succession.

The entry fee is £30 and you can enter here.

Prize money will be £500.

 

Last year’s finalists Emma Bonney and Eva Palmius with sponsor Mark Pears from LITEtask

 

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This will be the 21st staging of this championship; previous winners can be viewed here.


17 Sep 2018

2018 World Championship Qualifier

There will be a World Championship Qualifying Tournament on Friday 19th October for those players who are not eligible for direct entry in to the main World Championship via our Entry Criteria.

The entry fee is £80. Any players not qualifying will have £60 refunded to them after completion of the tournament.

To enter click here.

See here for entries.

There will be no prize money or ranking points for this event.

 


23 Aug 2018

2018 World Open

THE 2018 WORLD OPEN

for the Jim Williamson Memorial Trophy

Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st October 2018

 

The World Open takes place on Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st October 2018 at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. This is a warm up for the timed World Championship which follows immediately afterwards.

The entry fee is £40 and you can enter here.

To see the entry list see here.

Total prize money will be £2000+

 

 

Sponsored by:

 

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Entries close in:

at 13:00UTC on Saturday 13th October.

 


21 Aug 2018

2018 Down Under Tour

Event 1 – Illawarra Open Billiards

August 31st to September 2nd, Wollongong Australia, WBL level 3, guaranteed prize pool $3600 AUD.

Full details are available here.

Event 2 – Alan Parris Memorial Christchurch Open

September 4th to 6th, Woolston Club, Christchurch NZ, WBL level 1.

Event 3 –  New Zealand Open

September 7th to 9th, Woolston Club, Christchurch NZ, WBL level 1.


20 Aug 2018

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 2019 & beyond Any
Nations Cup (World Team) 2018 & beyond Any Inaugurated Glasgow, Scotland 2014
World Under 21’s 2018 & beyond Any New event
World Seniors (over 60’s) 2018 & beyond Any New event
MAJORS
Asian Grand Prix 2019 & beyond Asia 2018 in Singapore
Americas’ Cup 2021 & beyond America 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada
European Open 2019 & beyond Europe 2018 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..


20 Aug 2018

Calendar of Events

See below for dates for 2017-19:

  2017 Event Town/City 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 W/Billiards Coaching Course Yarraville, Australia n/a n/a  Details
               
OCT 20 World Championship Qualifier Leeds, England n/a n/a  Results
               
#4 OCT 21-22 World Open (Jim Willimson Trophy) Leeds, England 3 x1  Results
               
#5 OCT 23-27 LITEtask World Championship [S] Leeds, England 5 x2  Results
               
OCT 26 LITEtask World Women’s C’ship Leeds, England n/a n/a  Results
               
#6 OCT 28-01 LITEtask World Championship [L] Leeds, England 5 x2  Results
               
#7 NOV 10-12 QBSA Queensland Open Brisbane, Australia 2 x0.75  Results
               
#8 DEC 02-03 LITEtask British Open Bradford, England 3 x1  Results
               
DEC 09-10 WPBSA W/Billiards Coaching Course Leicester, England n/a n/a  Details
               
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#9 JAN 27-28 Scottish Open Kirkcaldy, Scotland 3 x1  Results
               
#10 FEB 10-11 BSASA South Australian Open Adelaide, Australia 3 x1  Results
               
#11 MAR 30-02 LITEtask UK Open Leeds, England 4 x1.5  Results
               
#12 APR 06-08 Club Marconi Sydney Open Sydney, Australia 4 x1.5  Results
               
#13 APR 28-29 White Roofing English Open Cambridge, England 3 x1  Results
               
#14 MAY 19-20 RIBSA Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 x1  Results
               
#15 MAY 21-23 European Open Carlow, Ireland 5 x2  Results
               
#17 JUN 02-06 Asian Grand Prix Singapore 5 x2  Results
               
#18 JUN 12-15 Reventon Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5 x2  Results
               
#19 AUG 18-19 HIBSF NSC Open Leeds, England 2 x0.75  Results
               
      2018/19 Season        
AUG 31-02 Illawarra Open, Wollongong Illawarra, Australia 3 x1  Confirmed
               
SEP 04-06 Christchurch Open Christchurch, NZ 1 x0.5  Confirmed
               
SEP 07-09 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ 1 x0.5  Confirmed
               
  OCT 20-21 World Open (Jim Williamson Trophy) Leeds, England 3 x1  Confirmed
               
   OCT  22-26 World Billiards Championship [L] Leeds, England  5  x2   Confirmed
               
  DEC 01-02 British Open Bradford, England  TBC TBC   TBC
               
JAN 26-27 Scottish Open Kirkcaldy, Scotland  3 x1   Confirmed
             
 MAR 30-31 English Open TBC  3 x1  TBC
           
 APR 20-21 UK Open Leeds, England  TBC  TBC  Confirmed
             
 APR 22-26 World Billiards Championship [S] Leeds, England  5  x2  Confirmed
             
 MAY 18-19 Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 x1   TBC
             
 MAY 20-22 European Open Carlow, Ireland  5  x2  TBC
             
 JUN 11-14 Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5  x2   Confirmed
             
 AUG 17-18 NSC Open Leeds, England 2  x0.75  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.


19 Aug 2018

2018 NSC Open

THE 2018

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The 2018 Northern Snooker Centre Open took place on Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th August at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Multiple World Champion Dave Causier secured his first tournament title since the British Open in December last year with a 749-148 win over Rob Hall in the final. Causier also took the high break prize with a break of 535 in his quarter final against Barry Russell.

For full results click here.

The Challenge Cup competition was won by David Stone who defeated Sam Walker in the final. For Challenge Cup results see here.


15 Jun 2018

2018 Pacific International

Held at the Reventon Academy, Melbourne Australia.

The event starts with a knock-out seeded snooker tournament, with a plate event, with a prize pool of $12,500 AUD. It is followed by a round-robin 150-up format billiards tournament which always attracts a large strong field – also with a prize pool of $12,500.

More details and entry forms can be found here.

You can see the snooker entry list here.

You can see the billiards entry list here.

Enquiries should be directed to jason1953@live.com


6 Jun 2018

2018 Asian Grand Prix

Asian Grand Prix Entry Form

We are pleased to announce that the Asian Grand Prix will proceed in Singapore from June 2nd to June 6th. The event will carry $7500 (Singapore) prize money and be a level 5 World Ranking Event with double ranking points. Unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances we are limited to the use of three tables at the Singapore Cuesports Academy. Players will get the maximum amount of playing time that is practical given entry numbers and available facilities. The format will be 100-up. Players will be required to referee matches for other players during both the round-robin and early knock-out stages, up to the quarter-finals. Referee duties will be indicated on the playing schedule.

World Billiards thanks Cuesports Singapore for overcoming some issues that presented themselves and hosting this premiere event. The entry form can be downloaded from the link at the top of the page. It is now safe for players to commit to travel arrangements. A recommendation for accommodation will be announced.

PLAYERS MEETING AND DINNER (update 18th April)

There will be a players briefing at the Academy on Friday June 1st, from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. There will be a buffet dinner reception for players following the meeting.

ACCOMMODATION – Hotel Booking dates extended

Holiday Inn Express, Singapore, Katong. 88 East Coast Road, Katong, 5 minutes walk from the venue. $145 nett per night for a twin share room including breakfast & WiFi throughout the hotel. Rooms must be booked through the Singapore Association and by 24th May (this is the holiday season in Singapore).

Strachan 6811 and Aramith are now also sponsors of the event. (Players will be required to wear sponsor logos during the event).

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