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14 Jul 2019

World Billiards agreement with IBSF

We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the International Billiards and Snooker Federation confirming that the two bodies will conduct and promote three annual Billiards Championships in two (2) year cycles as follows:-

1.           The World Billiards Championship will be held by the WBL in 2019 in Australia and by the IBSF in a country to be advised in 2020.

2.           The 150 Up World Billiards Championship will be held by the IBSF each year; and

3.           100 Up World Billiards Match Play Championship will be held by the WBL each year.

The two international bodies have agreed to proactively co-operate to avoid any clash of tournament dates and to encourage players to compete in as many of these events as possible to maximise the opportunities available to the players.

We look forward to welcoming players from across the world to Melbourne this coming October for the World Billiards Championship.  We also wish the Myanmar Billiards and Snooker Federation all the best for the 150 Up World Billiards Championship to be held there in September.

The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council were instrumental in brokering this agreement.  It has taken a considerable amount of time, effort and negotiations with both WBL and the IBSF and all parties are proud of what has been achieved.  Players from all over the world now have an opportunity to compete at the highest level matching their skills against all comers.