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Upcoming World Billiards Events

Irish Open and European Open

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

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

Both events at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow.

Both events are open entry – no qualification required.

Enter the Irish Open here.

See who has registered for the Irish Open here.

Enter the European Open here.

See who has registered for the European Open here.

Referees will be accommodated at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel.

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



2019 World Matchplay Championship

The 2019 short format World Championship is renamed the World Matchplay Billiards Championship, inheriting the name of a WPBSA billiards tournament which took place up until 2002 (see below).

This will be played under the 100-up, multiple games format with modified rules (see here). It will take place between 22nd and 26th of April 2019 in Leeds and will be preceded by the UK Open and a Qualifying Tournament.

See here for the prize money breakdown. For the entry criteria click here.

To see who has registered, click here.

UK Open: to see who has registered, click here.



Will be played as a round robin on Thursday 25th April. Matches will be multiple games of 50-up. The entry fee is £30. To enter, click here. To see who has registered, click here.


Players requiring accommodation must stay at the Holiday Inn Express. the agreed rate is £69 per night. Book here.

The booking site may show cheaper rates, but these have to be paid for at the time of booking and there are no refunds.


There is a course for prospective WPBSA billiards coaches on 27th and 28th April. For further details, click here.

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

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

Our own short format champions are as follows:

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

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, 3584 Portage Avenue, 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.

  • Enter the Pan Am Cup here
  • See who has registered for the Pan Am Cup here
  • Enter the Vimy Ridge Classic here
  • See who has registered for the Vimy Ridge Classic here

Accommodation : There is a Howard Johnson and a Super 8 not far from the venue, both with reasonable rates.

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

2018/19 Calendar of Events

Dates for 2018/19:

#2018EventCity, CountryLevelStatus
1AUG31-02IB&SA Illawarra OpenWollongong, Australia3Results
2SEP04-06Christchurch Open (Alan Parris Trophy)Christchurch, NZ1Results
3SEP07-09NZBSA New Zealand OpenChristchurch, NZ1Results
OCT19World Championship QualifierLeeds, EnglandResults
4OCT20-21World Open (Jim Williamson Trophy)Leeds, England3Results
5OCT22-26World Billiards ChampionshipLeeds, England5 Results
OCT25WLBS World Women’s ChampionshipLeeds, EnglandResults
6NOV09-11QBSA Queensland OpenRedcliffe, Australia2Results
7DEC01-02British OpenBradford, England3Results
8JAN26-27Scottish OpenKirkcaldy, Scotland4Results
9MAR22-24Sydney OpenSydney, Australia4Confirmed
10MAR30-31English Open (Ron Agnew Trophy)Cambridge, England3TBC
APR19World Matchplay QualifierLeeds, EnglandConfirmed
11APR20-21UK OpenLeeds, England4Confirmed
12APR22-26World Matchplay Billiards ChampionshipLeeds, England5 Confirmed
APR25World Women’s MatchplayLeeds, EnglandConfirmed
APR27-28WPBSA Billiards Coaching CourseLeeds, EnglandConfirmed
APR29Billiards Coaching SeminarLeeds, EnglandConfirmed
13MAY18-19RIBSA Irish OpenCarlow, Ireland3Confirmed
14MAY20-22European OpenCarlow, Ireland5Confirmed
15MAY25-26WVEBL Vimy Ridge ClassicWinnipeg, Canada3Confirmed
16MAY27-31Pan-Am CupWinnipeg, Canada5Confirmed
17JUN11-14Pacific International *Melbourne, Australia5Confirmed
JULTBCAsian Grand PrixHi-End, Bangkok5TBC
18JUL27-28Welsh OpenCwmbran, Wales3Confirmed
19AUG09-11Illawarra OpenAustralia3Confirmed
20AUG17-18NSC OpenLeeds, England2TBC
2019/20 Season
SEP6-8NZBSA New Zealand OpenNew ZealandTBCTBC
SEP28-29Austrian OpenVienna, AustriaTBCConfirmed
OCT6-7World OpenMelbourne, Australia3Confirmed
OCT8-12World Billiards ChampionshipMelbourne, Australia5Confirmed
NOVTBCQueensland OpenAustraliaTBCTBC
NOV16-17British OpenPortland Snooker Club, Carlisle3Confirmed

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 pen 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.

2019 World Billiards Championship

World Billiards and the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council are delighted to announce that the 2019 World Billiards Championship and 2019 World Open will take place at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, between Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th October.

The World Open will be played over the first two days of this period. The World Billiards Championship will be contested between Tuesday 8th and Saturday 12th.

The historic and prestigious World Billiards Championship, first contested in 1870, was played in Melbourne in 1934, when Australian billiards legend Walter Lindrum defended his title against England’s Joe Davis. 85 years later, the Championship will be played in Australia for the second time.

The RACV Club is an outstanding venue for this event, with a first-class members only billiard room, extensive dining facilities and an on-site hotel. It is situated right in the heart of Melbourne within walking distance of numerous cafes, restaurants and entertainment facilities.

Visit the event web site for much more information.

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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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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