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2 Apr 2018

2018 UK Open

The 2018 UK Open

in association with Northern Snooker Centre



The 2018 UK Open took place at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds between Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April.


Peter Gilchrist defeated Rob Hall 796-667 in the final.

See here for full results.

Chris Taylor beat Ron Bickerdyke 167-106 in the final of the Challenge Cup.

See here for prize money breakdown.



11 Feb 2018

2018 South Australian Open

THE 2018 


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The 2018 South Australian Open will take place on 10th & 11th February at The Venue, Richmond, Adelaide, South Australia.

This will be a level 3 World Ranking tournament with $3600AUD total prize money.

For more details and to enter this tournament please click here.

28 Jan 2018

2018 Scottish Open

The 2018 Scottish Open

in association with

R.B. Grant Electrical, Finesse
& Rogerson Plumbing & Heating


For the Elden Cup

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January


Peter Gilchrist wins again by defeating Robert Marshall 521 – 256. See here for full results.

The 2018 Scottish Open took place at Styx, Kirkcaldy on Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th January.

This fantastic new venue promises to feature again on the WBL calendar.

This was a level 3 World Ranking tournament with £2000+ prize money.


Hugh Elden

Hugh Elden


The Scottish Open trophy is named the Elden Cup in memory of Hugh Elden who represented Scotland in the 2013 World Team Championship and won the 2014 Scottish Championship. Hugh sadly passed away in 2015.

For more information about Hugh see here.


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12 Dec 2017

Latest Coaching Course

Our latest Coaching Course took place over the weekend of 9th & 10th December 2017 at the Winchester Club in Leicester.

Ten people qualified as new WPBSA World Billiards coaches, bringing the total number up to 42 worldwide.

Our head of coaching Martin Goodwill put together a two day course covering how to coach the basics of the game. He was assisted by Peter Gilchrist, Rob Hall and WPBSA child protection officer Chris Motley.

Course participants had to pass a pre-course online exam, plus three practical exams on day two of the course.


Congratulations to new coaches (L-R) Jim Burke, Antony Cooke, David Nichols, Roy Smith, Peter Gilchrist, Arthur Winn, Ian Cotter, Rob Hall, Glenn Yeo and Victor Yeong pictured with Head of Coaching Martin Goodwill (far left) and club managers Mukesh & Svetlana Parmar (centre).


Martin Goodwill examining Arthur Winn’s coaching technique


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)



3 Dec 2017

2017 LITEtask British Open

THE 2017

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Dave Causier today won the LITEtask British Open at Q Gardens in Bradford with a 1240-114 demolition of Peter Gilchrist in the 90 minute final.

Bradford has proved to be good hunting ground for Causier, this being his eighth consecutive title at the venue.

Earlier in the tournament Causier compiled the SIX top breaks of tournament, including the highest of 572. See here for the tournament high break board.

For all results please see here.


12 Nov 2017

Coaching Workshop

A World Billiards Coaching Workshop was held at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Saturday 11th November.

The coaching team of John Inverarity, Phillip Welham & Trevor Thorn


This was lead by WPBSA World Billiards coach Phillip Welham who was assisted by John Inverarity and Trevor Thorn.

The coaching group


Eight students were coached the basics of the game plus some top of the table routines.










For details of how to become a qualified WPBSA World Billiards coach see here.


12 Nov 2017

2017 Queensland Open


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2017 Queensland Open

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November 2017


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.



1 Nov 2017

The 2017 LITEtask World Billiards Championship

THE 2017

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In Association with Northern Snooker Centre


The 2017 LITEtask World Billiards Championship has finished at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds with Dave Causier doing the treble for the second time in three years.

Dave Causier with the 147 year old John Roberts Trophy


Causier won the World Open, the Short Format World Championship and the Long Format World Championship, repeating the feat he achieved in 2015. No other player has ever achieved this treble.

In the World Open he defeated Peter Gilchrist 502-387 in the 90 minute final, followed by an 8-4 win over India’s Sourav Kothari in the final of the short ‘frames’ format World Championship and finally another win over Peter Gilchrist in the long ‘up’ format World final.

Causier was in devastating form in the first session of the long format final today, the highest break of the tournament (495) helping him to an almost unassailable lead of 1061-126 over Gilchrist in one of the most one sided sessions we have seen in recent finals. Peter Gilchrist made a huge effort to get back in to the match in session two, but even with breaks of 205 & 378 couldn’t reduce his arrears enough to put Causier under any real pressure, the final score being 1500-779.


Dave Causier has now won six World Championship titles in various formats, and is now third on the all time list of champions in the WPBSA era; Mike Russell (12) and Rex Williams (7) being the only players to have won more.

Click here for live streaming of the quarter, semi and final of the long format.

See here for the long format results.

See here for the short format results.

Press reports:


See the following links for further information:

Qualification Tournament

World Open (Jim Williamson)

Entry Criteria

World Women’s Championship

World Championship Prize Money

New Short-Format Rules

Draw Explanation


This is 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.




31 Oct 2017

Live Streaming

There was some high quality professional live streaming of the 2017 LITEtask World Billiards Championships. 

Available matches:

31/10/17 | Quarter Final | David Causier 1000 v 524 Rob Hall | Watch here.

31/10/17 | Semi Final | Peter Gilchrist 1250 v 432 Sourav Kothari | Watch here.

01/11/17 | Final | David Causier 1500 v 779 Peter Gilchrist | Watch here.

Clive Everton


We were fortunate to have renowned commentator and Snooker Scene editor Clive Everton providing commentary for the quarter, semi and final of the long format World Championship.

Most of you will know Clive from his many years commentating on professional snooker. He is also a billiards aficionado and a former player of repute having won the Welsh billiards championship on a number of occasions.

In 2017 he was inducted in to the World Snooker Hall of Fame for his services to billiards and snooker.




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




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


To view matches from the 2016 LITEtask World Championship 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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26 Oct 2017

2017 LITEtask World Women’s Championship

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

Emma Bonney claimed her 12th World title with a 295 – 185 win over Eva Palmius in the final.

Bonney was actually beaten in one of her group matches by 2015 finalist Rochy Woods, meaning the group went to aggregate points to decide who went through, Woods losing out by 113 points.


Emma Bonney and Eva Palmius with sponsor Mark Pears from LITEtask


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