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20 Jun 2018

2018 NSC Open

THE 2018

OPEN

in association with

 

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

As is traditional this tournament will take place immediately following the billiards part of the Home Internationals.

Prize money is £1500+ and the entry fee is £30.

To see the entry list click here.

Entry is now CLOSED


20 Jun 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.


18 Jun 2018

2018/19 World Billiards Championships


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.

Therefore the following dates are now confirmed for the forthcoming World Championships:

20th-21st OCTOBER 2018   World Open (Jim Williamson Memorial) Northern SC, Leeds
22nd-26th OCTOBER 2018   World Championship (Long Format) Northern SC, Leeds
       
20th-21st APRIL 2019   UK Open Northern SC, Leeds
22nd-26th APRIL 2019   World Championship (Short Format) Northern SC, Leeds

 

 

 

 

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

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed.

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17 Jun 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 World 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 JWM World Open Leeds, England 3 x1  Results
               
#5 OCT 23-27 LITEtask World Championship [S] Leeds, England 5 x2  Results
               
OCT 26 LITEtask World Women’s Championship 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 World Billiards Coaching Course Leicester, England n/a n/a  Details
               
  2018          
               
#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  Confirmed
               
      2018/19 Season        
AUG 31-02 Illawarra Open, Wollongong Illawarra, Australia 3 x1  Confirmed
               
SEP 04-06 Alan Parris Memorial Christchurch Open Christchurch, NZ 1 x0.5  Confirmed
               
SEP 07-09 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ 1 x0.5  Confirmed
               
  OCT 20-21 JWM World Open Leeds, England 3 x1  Confirmed
               
   OCT  22-26 World Billiards Championship [Long] 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 [Short] 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.


16 Jun 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 2018 & 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 2019 & beyond Oceania 2018 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..


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).

GROUPS, SESSIONS & RESULTS

 

 

 


23 May 2018

2018 Irish & European Open

The 2018 Irish Open and European Open took place at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow, Ireland between 19th & 23rd May.

IRISH OPEN
Dates: Sat 19th & Sun 20th May.
Prize money: £2000+
Peter Gilchrist defeats Dave Causier in Irish Open final. For results click here. See here for a tournament report courtesy of RIBSA.

EUROPEAN OPEN
Dates: Mon 21st May – Wed 23rd May.
Prize money: £4000+
Peter Gilchrist defeats Dave Causier in European Open final.  Results here.

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29 Apr 2018

2018 White Roofing English Open

The 2018

English Open

For the Ron Agnew trophy

The 2018 White Roofing English Open took place at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th April.

Rob Hall won his first English Open title at the weekend and became the first person to defeat Peter Gilchrist in 2018 when he overcame him 614-378 in the final, ending Peter’s run of four consecutive titles and 36 matches undefeated this year. Gilchrist managed just one century break in the final whilst Hall scored relentlessly with breaks of 157, 138 and 178.
In the semi final Hall was imperious in a 942-104 demolition of Phil Mumford, making breaks of 234, 217 and the highest of the tournament, 480.
It was a similar story in the other semi final as Gilchrist fired in breaks of 239 and 380 in a comprehensive 791-175 victory over first time semi finalist Nathan Mann.

For full results see here.

Rob Hall being presented with the trophy by Tournament Director Dan Lewis

The Challenge Cup tournament was won by Brian Harvey who defeated Chris Bishop 224-149 in the final.
See here for all Challenge Cup results.

 


8 Apr 2018

2018 Club Marconi Sydney Open

The 2018 Club Marconi Sydney Open Billiards Championship

brought to you by

Congratulations Peter Gilchrist, defeating Michael Pearson in the final. High break was 332 by Peter.