|9 Aug 2014||to||14 Aug 2014|
World Billiards are delighted to announce the very first World Billiards Team Championship. This will coincide with the the XX Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 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
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 !
Six tables are being recovered and all are to be levelled, plus a couple of loose cushions.
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.
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.
Click here to see who’s registered so far.
The closing date for registration for this tournament is now 27-July-2014.
There will be medals for the winners and runners-up as well as cash prizes.
Separate post – click here for entry and details.
In addition to medals for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed teams, there are the following awards :-
|High Break||£ 100|
Highest 1-hour score
| Highest Team Score
Separate post - click here.
Separate post – Click here for information on the match and tournament format.
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).
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.
This is ‘smart casual’, with polo shirts in national colours. The same dress code applies to both tournaments. It is envisaged that each team has their own polo shirts, with logos, etc.
Please – no denims, trainers, shorts, etc.