2023 World Billiards Championship

Landywood English Open and World Billiards Championship – 14-19th October ’23

In October we will be heading to Landywood Snooker Club for what promises to be a fantastic double-header of events. The venue, which reopened in 2021 following significant refurbishment, is located between Walsall and Cannock and has already hosted a number of national and international events. The club has 12 tables, four of which are Star tables, and are renowned for fantastic playing conditions.

The World Billiards Championship, the premier event on the calendar, will be played in the UK for the first time since 2018 and will carry level 6 World Ranking Points. The event will be played over the timed format, with group matches played over 90 minutes, leading up to a 5 hour final.

The group stages will be played over Monday and Tuesday (16-17th October), with the knockout stage starting on Tuesday afternoon/evening. Wednesday will see the quarter and semi finals, with the final taking place on Thursday. Live streaming of the World Championship will be available on our YouTube channel, and spectators are welcome in the venue.

The Landywood English Open, level 3 event, will be played over the weekend of 14-15th October. A Challenge Cup will be held on Sunday for players that do not reach the knockout stage.

Current Champion:

David Causier is the current World Billiards Champion having beaten Peter Gilchrist in Singapore in 2022. Please visit our YouTube playlist for footage from this event. Causier will also be defending his English Open title, which he won in Reading in 2021 defeating Rob Hall in the final, watch footage from that event here.


Landywood Snooker Club,
Holly Lane,
Great Wyrley,

A Google location map is included here.

Car parking is available at the side of the club.

The club serves food on-site with a variety of products and meals available to purchase along with cold drinks and sundries.


Air – the nearest airport is Birmingham Airport. Birmingham International Railway Station is easily accessible from the airport via the ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail system. The free Air-Rail Link takes two minutes to get to the station and operates between 03:30 and 00:30 hours daily. Outside of these hours, the station can be reached by taxi or by walking from the terminal.

Direct trains operate from Birmingham International to Landywood Station, approx. travel time is just over 1 hour. Approximate taxi cost from Birmingham Airport to Landywood is £60 – 75 and approximate journey time is 30 minutes, subject to traffic conditions. Birmingham Airport also has a large selection of car hire firms, please visit their website for details.

Train – Landywood Station is less than a mile from the venue. For players staying in Walsall, Walsall also has a train station situated close to the city centre. To book tickets, visit Trainline.


Players may choose to stay at accommodation of their choice. Some options are listed below. Alternatively, players may wish to use Airbnb to find local properties. Nearby to the Landywood area is Wolverhampton, Walsall, and Cannock.

Prize Pool:

2023 World Billiards Championship

Last 16£250
High Break£1 per point

Landywood English Open

Last 16£55
Last 24£30
High Break£50
Challenge CupWinner£90
High Break£20

Enter Events:

The World Billiards Championship is now full with a field of 50 players following the recent invitation process based on the WBL rankings and NGB nominations.

The English Open is now full with 60 players. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the reserve list.

A list of players that have entered is available here for the English Open and here for the World Championship.