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12 Jan 2019

2019 Scottish Open

The 2019 Scottish Open

For the Elden Cup

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January

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The 2018 Scottish Open will take place on Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th January at Styx, Kirkcaldy.

This event has now been upgraded to a level 4 event with ÂŁ3000+ prize money and x1.5 ranking points.

Hugh Elden

Hugh Elden

Due to extra sponsorship the entry fee will remain at ÂŁ40.

Here are some links for the latest info :-

Player List

Latest Results

Session Schedule

To see info about entering events see here.

This tournament will be the last ranking event before the Order of Merit
cut-off point for the
World Matchplay in April. 

For details of travel and accommodation see here.

Any referees willing to officiate at this event please contact Alan Shepherd or Colin Whitelaw.

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.

 

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Entries are now closed.

 

 


12 Jan 2019

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:

EVENTYEARSREGIONNOTES
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Championship2020 & beyondAny
World Matchplay2020 & beyondAny
World Cup (Team)2019 & beyondAnyInaugurated Glasgow, Scotland 2014
World Under 21’s2019 & beyondAnyNew event
World Seniors (over 60’s)2019 & beyondAnyNew event
MAJORS
Asian Grand Prix2019 & beyondAsia2018 in Singapore
Americas’ Cup2020 & beyondAmerica2019 in Winnipeg, Canada
European Open2020 & beyondEurope2019 in Carlow, Ireland
Pacific International2020 & beyondOceania2019 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..


2 Dec 2018

2018 British Open

 

The 2018 British Open took place at Q Gardens in Bradford on Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd December.

For the first time since 2010 our Bradford tournament has been won by someone other than Dave Causier. Martin Goodwill defeated an in form Rob Hall 395-274 in the final, a late break of 226 being the deciding factor.

In the semi final Rob Hall recorded the tournament’s highest break of 499 in his win over Steve Brookshaw, whilst Martin Goodwill took care of former UK champion Roxton Chapman who was competing in his first tournament since the World Championship in 2016.

For all results click here.

Jason Devanney defeated Alan Shepherd in the final of the Challenge Cup.

 


11 Nov 2018

2018 Queensland Open

The Queensland Open took place between November 9th and 11th at Redcliffe.

See all results here.


26 Oct 2018

2018 World Billiards Championship


New World Champion

Sourav Kothari has won his first World Billiards Championship with a 1134-944 victory over Peter Gilchrist in the final. Kothari follows in the footsteps of his father Manoj who won the World Amateur in 1990.

For a breakdown of World Championship prize money see here.

For all results click here.

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25 Oct 2018

2018 World Women’s Championship


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

Defending champion Emma Bonney won her 13th World title and sixth in succession with a 329-209 win over Rebecca Kenna in the final. This was Kenna’s first foray in to billiards after a number of years on the Women’s snooker circuit.

 

Emma Bonney and Rebecca Kenna with final referee Chris Coumbe

 

 

 

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


21 Oct 2018

2018 World Open

THE 2018 WORLD OPEN

for the Jim Williamson Memorial Trophy

Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st October 2018

 

The World Open took place on Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st October 2018 at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Dave Causier successfully defended the title he won last year with a 695-300 win over Peter Gilchrist in the final.

Siddharth Parikh took the high break prize with a 484 in his group match with Elvet Smith.

For all results see here.

The Challenge Cup was won by Peter Atkinson who narrowly defeated Brian Harvey 179-173 in the final.

 

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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 – 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.