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19 Oct 2018

2018 World Championship Qualifier

Gaye Jones, Terry Azor and Nigel Ward have qualified for the main draw of the World Championship which can be found here.


3 Oct 2018

Disability Coaching Day

The latest WDBS Disability day at Barratts in Northampton at the weekend has included English Billiards for the first time.

World Billiards head of coaching Martin Goodwill was on hand for a coaching session which was followed by a billiards tournament.

Congratulations to John Fenwick who narrowly defeated Daniel Blunn in the final to become the first ever WDBS English Billiards Champion.

The tournament had 14 entries, with the highest break of 35 being made by Daniel Blunn in the semi-finals. This was the first time Daniel had played the game.

Many thanks to Steve Starkie for being the Tournament Director.

 

 

For more information regarding WDBS please visit their website by clicking on the logo above.


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 РAlan 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

2017/18 Calendar of Events

See below for dates for 2017-18:

  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
               
  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
               
#16 JUN 02-06 Asian Grand Prix Singapore 5 x2  Results
               
#17 JUN 12-15 Reventon Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5 x2  Results
               
#18 AUG 18-19 HIBSF NSC Open Leeds, England 2 x0.75  Results
               

 

 


19 Aug 2018

2018 NSC Open

THE 2018

OPEN

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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 РHotel 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.