1-Jun-2014

World Billiards Team Championship

9 Aug 2014to14 Aug 2014

 

World Team

World Billiards are delighted to announce the very first World Billiards Team Championship. This will coincide with the the XX Commonwealth GamesGlasgow 2014.
Note that this is a another joint production with the IBSF.
There will be the customary 2-day warmup event preceding (the Glasgow Open), thereby offering a full six days Billiards festival.  
STOP PRESS:  We can now announce that we have assembled a prize pot for this event. The exact figure is not available at present, but it will exceed £3000 !!!

The dates are:-

  • Sat/Sun 9/10 August 2014 –  Glasgow Open (WB level 1)
  • Mon-Thurs 11-14 August 2014 – World Team Championship

Location

 It will be held in the Ball Room, a great new games club in the south side of Glasgow, only 10 minutes from the city centre. The club has 10 tables in two segregated rooms – ideal for competition. It has excellent facilities including home cooking !
(I’ve just heard that they have replaced the canopy lights with modern strips. Also, at least two will be recovered and all tables will be rechecked two weeks before the events.)

Entry

Team Championship

The NGB will select the team(s) and payment is done through an online form on this site. If an NGB wish to enter and have not been sent an entry form link, then please contact me (Jim) via the Contact Us page. 
Click here to see who’s registered so far.
The entry fee is £100 per 3-man team (plus reserve).  Each country can enter TWO teams (of 3) selected from the local NGB ranking list, and a THIRD team selected from the WBL ranking list.
The closing date for registration for this tournament is now 27-July-2014.
We have extended it because there was some confusion over registration and payment. There will be medals for the winners and runners-up as well as cash prizes. 

Glasgow Open
This warmup event is a level 1 WBL event, carrying ranking points. Registration, costing £20 is by the normal WBL system – click here to register and pay. Entries will close one week before the event – Sun 3-Aug-2014. Click here to see who’s entered so far. 

Note: Roy is organising a dinner for the Saturday evening in the Ivory. Cost is £16.50 per head. If you are interested them let him know via the Contact Us page.

Accommodation

Separate post  - click here. 

Format

Separate post – Click here for information on the match and tournament format.

Travel

Air
Glasgow Airport is a 15-min taxi to the city centre or the event location.
Prestwick Airport is a bit further – an easy 50-min train journey to the city centre (the airport has its own station).

Road
Coming from the south, the M74 serves the south of the city. From the east and south, the M8 comes into the centre of the city.

Dress Code

This is ‘smart casual’, with polo shirts in national colours. The same dress code applies to both tournaments. 

27-May-2014

2014 Northern Snooker Centre Open

23 Aug 2014to24 Aug 2014
HIBSF

HIBSF

 

The 2014 Northern Snooker Centre Open will again be organised in association with The Home International Billiards & Snooker Federation and take place immediately following the billiards section of the Home Internationals, also at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. The dates are 23rd & 24th August and this is the final event of the 2013/14 playing season.

Click here for an entry pack.

Click here to enter online.

Players registered.

This is a Level 2 World Ranking event with £1575 total prize money.

 

26-May-2014

2014 World Billiards Championship

17 Oct 2014to29 Oct 2014

 

Northern Snooker Centre

Northern Snooker Centre

 

The 2014 World Championship will take place at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds between the 17th and 29th October.

 

There will be a one day Qualifying Competition on Friday 17th followed by the Jim Williamson Memorial on Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th and the two main World Championship events (150up and Timed) for the remaining 10 days. Another Billiardsfest !

Accommodation

As again, the nominated partner hotel for all players and officials is the Holiday Inn Express, situated right next door to the venue. We have negotiated a special rate of £58 per room (double or twin), including breakfast, WiFi and parking for one car.
We stress that is is mandatory that all players and officials who are staying use this hotel.
We discussed with the hotel management that our requirement is for twin-bedded rooms. They have kindly agreed to take ALL such rooms off the market until we inform them that our players and officials are now ready to book. So, in August we will give you prior notice that this batch of rooms is coming available and then they will put these rooms back ‘on the market’. We will give you plenty of notice of this date, and also details for booking rooms.

25-May-2014

Australian Open

17 Jun 2014to21 Jun 2014

 

ABSC

ABSC

 

The Australian Open has finished with winner Matt Bolton beating the record !  See here for more information including results.

Click here for results on the WBL site.

  

 

24-May-2014

Scottish Billiards Championship

Finalists

Finalists

 

At the finals of the Scottish Billiards Championship, Dave Sneddon was finally toppled from his 27-year domination of Scottish Billiards when he was defeated by Hugh Eldon by a single point !

The final score was 422-423 in  favour of Hugh.

 

The scoring and breaks were uncharacteristically low due to the ultra fast snooker table which was throwing very wide with the ball sliding off the cushions. Both players struggled to keep a break going as a result.

 

Thanks to referee Dougie Melrose and also Dave Johnstone of Minnesota Fats Snooker Club in Glasgow.