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Upcoming World Billiards Events

2019 British Open

Those of you who were at the Borders Open a couple of years ago will remember the hospitality and excellent tables. We were so impressed that we now return with the 2019 British Open on 16 and 17 November 2019.
This will be held at the Portland Club, Currock Rd, Carlisle CA2 4AS. Their number is: 01228 598147. They have 15 tables and a most impressive match table with tiered seating for 100.

Portland Club

The Portland Club


This is a level 3 tournament. To enter click here. To see who’s entered click here.

This event is facilitated mainly by Lindsay Currie who has done a fantastic job in negotiating with the club, local press and sponsors. He has spent many hours and visits organising this to ensure its undoubted success.


Carlisle is very accessible, by train and motorway. It even has an airport ! It has plenty of free parking. Full details such as travel and accommodation can be found here.

The main sponsor is Story Contracting to whom we give our profuse thanks. Associate sponsors are:- H & H Reeds, the Carlisle and District Billiards & Snooker, and the Portland Club.

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Associate Sponsors


2018/19 Calendar of Events

Dates for 2018/19:

# 2018 Event City, Country Level Status
1 AUG 31-02 IB&SA Illawarra Open Wollongong, Australia 3 Results
2 SEP 04-06 Christchurch Open (Alan Parris Trophy) Christchurch, NZ 1 Results
3 SEP 07-09 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, NZ 1 Results
4 OCT 20-21 World Open (Jim Williamson Trophy) Leeds, England 3 Results
5 OCT 22-26 World Billiards Championship Leeds, England 5  Results
OCT 25 WLBS World Women’s Championship Leeds, England Results
6 NOV 09-11 QBSA Queensland Open Redcliffe, Australia 2 Results
7 DEC 01-02 British Open Bradford, England 3 Results
8 JAN 26-27 Scottish Open Kirkcaldy, Scotland 4 Results
9 MAR 22-24 Sydney Open Sydney, Australia 4 Results
10 MAR 30-31 English Open (Ron Agnew Trophy) Cambridge, England 3 Results
11 APR 20-21 UK Open Leeds, England 4 Results
12 APR 22-26 World Matchplay Billiards Championship Leeds, England 5  Results
APR 25 World Women’s Matchplay Leeds, England Results
13 MAY 18-19 RIBSA Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 Results
14 MAY 20-22 European Open Carlow, Ireland 5 Results
15 MAY 25-26 WVEBL Vimy Ridge Classic Winnipeg, Canada 3 Results
16 MAY 27-31 Pan-Am Cup Winnipeg, Canada 5 Results
17 JUN 11-14 Pacific International * Melbourne, Australia 5 Results
18 JUL 17-20 Hi-End Open Billiards Bangkok, Thailand 5 Results
19 JUL 27-28 Welsh Open Cwmbran, Wales 3 Results
20 AUG 09-11 Illawarra Open Australia 3 Results
21 AUG 17-18 NSC Open – Jim Williamson Trophy Leeds, England 2 Results
2019/20 Season
SEP 6-8 NZBSA New Zealand Open New Zealand 1 Confirmed
SEP 28-29 Austrian Open Vienna, Austria TBC Confirmed
OCT 6-7 World Open Melbourne, Australia 3 Confirmed
OCT 8-12 World Billiards Championship Melbourne, Australia 5 Confirmed
NOV 16-17 British Open Portland Snooker Club, Carlisle 3 Confirmed
NOV/DEC 29-1 Queensland Open Australia 2 Confirmed
JAN 25-26 Scottish Open Styx, Kirkaldy TBC Confirmed

The Pacific International billiards event in Australia is part of a seven day billiards and snooker week. The billiards event is preceded by a three day Australian Open snooker tournament, which is open to anyone.

Please note: only when dates are confirmed on this website are they fully confirmed. Please do not book travel or accommodation on the basis of having seen dates for events published elsewhere. If the event ‚ÄėStatus‚Äô column above is marked as ‚ÄėTBC‚Äô then there is a reason.

Dates subject to change. Please check back for further details as they are confirmed.

Irish Open and European Open

Irish Open, 18th & 19th May, a level 3 World Ranking Event.

2019 Irish Open Draw
Playing Schedule
Results (when available)

European Open, 20th to 22nd May, a level 5 World Ranking Event.

2019 European Open Draw
Playing Schedule
Results (when available)

Players may make their own arrangements, there are hotels and B&B’s within walking distance.

Travel from Dublin to Carlow is possible by bus, and if you advise your arrival time you will be met at the bus stop in Carlow. Bus services are www.jjkavanagh.ie and www.buseireann.ie

For more information please contact Brendan Devlin or Ger Murray



Pan Am Cup & Vimy Ridge Classic


We are pleased to introduce our 2019 English Billiards tournaments to be held at the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit #283 in Winnipeg, Canada.
The Pan Am Cup is a world ranking event which attracts players and viewership from around the world. In our 3 prior tournaments (formerly ‚ÄėThe Americas Cup‚Äô), many top ranked and multiple world champions participated and have since promoted our biannual event globally. As the prize money will be the largest of any world ranking tournament in 2019 (12000 pounds sterling), we expect a tremendous appeal to international players from England, India, Europe and the United States. The event runs from May 27 through May 31.
Our preliminary tournament, the Vimy Ridge Classic commemorates the World War I battle at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. The outcome of this battle is considered a turning point in Canadian history regarding its display of national unity and achievement. It is a competition where many of our local English Billiards players test their cue skills against the world elite. It is sanctioned by World Billiards, and the Pan American Billiards and Snooker Association and will be held on May 25 and May 26.
We welcome all players, and strive to make their experience in our competitions and in Canada highly enjoyable.

Vimy Ridge Classic –¬†Results

PanAm Cup –¬†Results

Contacts: Garry Marshall – garry.marshall0591@gmail.com; Guy smith –glsmith61@hotmail.com

2019 World Matchplay Championship

Congratulations Dave Causier – 2019 World Matchplay Billiards Champion.

Results here.

The World Matchplay Billiards Championship took place between 1989 and 2002 and the winners were:

1989 Mike Russell [150up]
1990 Mike Russell [150up]
1996 Mike Russell [150up]
1997 Robby Foldvari [100up]
1998 Mike Russell [100up]
1999 Geet Sethi [Timed]
2000 Peter Gilchrist [Long Up]
2001 Mike Russell [Timed]
2002 Chris Shutt [Timed]

Our own short format champions are as follows:

2012 Rupesh Shah [150up]
2013 David Causier [150up]
2014 Pankaj Advani [150up]
2015 David Causier [150up]
2016 David Causier [100up]
2017 David Causier [100up]
2019 David Causier [100up]

2019 World Matchplay Championship

2019 UK Open

2019 Scottish Open

The 2019 Scottish Open

For the Elden Cup

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January


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 £3000+ prize money and x1.5 ranking points.

Hugh Elden

Hugh Elden

Due to extra sponsorship the entry fee will remain at £40.

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.



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.

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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