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19 Aug 2017

International Call for Referees


To: National Governing Bodies, Regional Federations and Billiards Referees.

The above event will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, England from Friday 20th October until Wednesday 1st November.
This includes a¬†Qualifying Competition, the¬†World Open (Jim Williamson Memorial),¬†the¬†World Women’s¬†Championship¬†and of course the dual format¬†World Championship.

We are looking for a total of 20 officials, from which a tournament committee of four plus 16 referees will be selected. All referees must be certificated by, and current members of their respective NGB and will be required to wear their full NGB uniform at all times; additional logos will be at the discretion of World Billiards.

Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis with breakfast and one other meal per day. The hotel is adjacent to the venue.

Requests for upgrades and Class 3 exams will be scheduled at appropriate times. All such requests must be approved by the candidate’s NGB; private arrangements are not permissible.

All expressions of interest should be sent to:

Dan Lewis (Referees Liaison) dmkl@hotmail.co.uk
Steve Cowie (Tournament Controller) stevecowie@illawarrasnooker.com
Steve Lock (WBL Director of Tournaments) stephenml10@hotmail.com

World Billiards Ltd.

World Billiards




Officials confirmed so far:

1 Al Thede Canada
2 Brendan Devlin Ireland
3 Colin Whitelaw Scotland
4 CW Steiner Austria
5 Dan Lewis England
6 Derek Budde England
7 John Kehoe Ireland
8 John Squires England
9 John Wilde England
10 Kevin Christie Ireland
11 Martin O’Reilly England
12 Paul Cosgriff Australia
13 Philip N Brooke England
14 Randy Morningstar Canada
15 Steve Cowie Australia (Tournament Controller)
16 Vic Hartley England