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8 Feb 2020

2020 World Matchplay and UK Open Billiards

UK Open – April 11th to 12th, at Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds. Sponsored by the Northern Snooker Centre. A level 3 ranking event. Entries are open to all, entry details available soon.

World Matchplay Championship

April 13th to 16th, at Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds – a double ranking points event, played using the multiple game (100up) format. At this stage this event is not Open entry – please do not enter until you have been nominated by your National Governing Body, or you are entitled to an invitation to register. First round invitations will go to the first 80 in the current ranking list.

If you do not register by 13th March your place will be offered to another player on the ranking list.

2020 World Matchplay Championship – Player Entry Pack

Register here for the World Matchplay

Register here for the UK Open

If you need help registering, please direct your enquiry to jim.burke@world-billiards.com.

If you have other enquiries, please direct them to jason.colebrook@world-billiards.com.


It is a condition of entry that all players requiring accommodation must stay at the Holiday Inn Express adjacent to the venue. We have an agreed rate of £66 per night including breakfast and Wi-Fi. Click here for details of how to book.

Modified Rules

The World Matchplay Championship and Qualifying Event will be played using modified rules to discourage negative play, see here for details. Please note – a new rule for stalemate situations has been introduced this year.

International Call for Referees

Please click here for details of refereeing at this year’s championships.

Commemorative Sweatshirts

To commemorate the events in Leeds, sweatshirts are available to order. All orders are to be placed and paid for by 21st March. They will be available to collect during the events in Leeds, more information is available here.

To place an order contact Darren Clark (darren.clark@world-billiards.com) or Chris Coumbe (chris.coumbe@world-billiards.com).