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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.


2 Apr 2018

2018 UK Open

The 2018 UK Open

in association with Northern Snooker Centre

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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

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For the Elden Cup

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January

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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)

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3 Dec 2017

2017 LITEtask British Open

THE 2017

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BRITISH OPEN

In Association with

 

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.