24-Feb-2015

2015 English Open

28 Mar 2015to29 Mar 2015

 

The 2015 English Open will take place at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March. This event is kindly sponsored by White Roofing Services Ltd and Steve Springham Kitchens and we will be playing for the Ron Agnew trophy.

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This will be a Level 3 World Ranking event with full ranking points and £2000+ prize money.

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2014 finalists Rob Hall & Dave Causier with the Ron Agnew trophy.

 

To enter click here.

 

For a list of entries click here.

 

Click here for the history of the English Open.

 

 

For accommodation options see here.

 

A full entry pack will appear here shortly.

 

Entries will close in:

on Sunday 22nd March at 18:00 GMT.

22-Feb-2015

2015 Irish Open / European Open

16 May 2015to20 May 2015

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Irish Open and 2015 European Open will be held at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow, Ireland between Saturday 16th & Wednesday 20th May.

IVY ROOMS

Ivy Rooms

 

The Irish Open has been held regularly for a number of years now, but the European Open last took place in 2012 at the same venue when Billy Bousfield took the honours.

The Irish Open will be a Level 3 ranking event with full ranking points and £2000+ prize money and will take place on 16th & 17th May.

The European Open will be a Level 5 Major ranking event with double ranking points and £4000+ prize money and will take place on 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th May.

 

To enter the Irish Open click here.
To enter the European Open click here.

Usually we would run these events over 6 days (2 days for the Irish & 4 days for the European) but we are fitting it all in to 5 days to help players who may be travelling on to Winnipeg from Ireland to play the Vimy Ridge Classic & Americas’ Cup which will start on Saturday 23rd May.

20-Feb-2015

2015 Vimy Ridge / Americas’ Cup

23 May 2015to29 May 2015

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Vimy Ridge Classic and 2015 Americas’ Cup will be held at the Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 club in Winnipeg, Canada between Saturday 23rd & Friday 29th May.

Americas Cup

Americas Cup

 

Those of you who attended the inaugural event there in 2013 will know what a great event the Canadians organised for us, and it has become the yardstick by which our other events are measured.

 

These events will follow on from the European Open which takes place in Ireland, finishing on Wednesday 20th May, allowing any travelling players two days to get from Ireland to Canada before the start of the Vimy Ridge Classic on Saturday 23rd.

 

 

The Vimy Ridge Classic will be a Level 3 World Ranking event with £2000+ prize money and full ranking points. It will be played on the timed format and act as a warm up event for the main Americas’ Cup which will be a Level 5 Major World Ranking event with £8000 prize money and double ranking points. As it was last time, the Americas’ Cup will be played on the single game, long-up format, replicating how the local players play in the Winnipeg Veterans English Billiards League.

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Vimy Ridge Classic

 

 

To enter the Vimy Ridge Classic click here.

 

To enter the Americas’ Cup click here.

 

 

Travel and accommodation details will be posted here shortly.

For more information please visit www.amcup-canada.com.

Americas' Cup

Americas’ Cup & Vimy Ridge Classic

To learn more about the battle of Vimy Ridge see the Vimy Foundation website.

18-Feb-2015

WBL Event Hosting Opportunities

2015 & beyond

Bids for hosting WBL World and Regional (Major) events are invited from NGB’s and Regional Federations.

These events are as follows:

EVENT YEARS REGION NOTES
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Championship 2016 & beyond Any 2015 confirmed in Leeds, England
Nations Cup (World Team) 2015 & beyond Any Inaugurated Glasgow, Scotland 2014
World Under 21’s 2015 & beyond Any New event
World Seniors (over 60’s) 2015 & beyond Any New event
MAJORS
Asian Grand Prix 2015 & beyond Asia New event
Americas’ Cup 2016 & beyond America 2015 confirmed in Winnipeg, Canada
European Open 2016 & beyond Europe 2015 confirmed in Carlow, Ireland
Pacific International 2016, 2018 & beyond Oceania 2015 & 2017 confirmed in Hamilton, NZ

Events can be combined; for example, a Major event could be combined with a World event, or two World events together. Combinations will be considered if proposed.

For more information please contact Phil Mumford via the Contact Us page..

14-Feb-2015

2015 Scottish Open

14 Feb 2015to15 Feb 2015

Scotland

Pic: Scott Louden

Pic: Scott Louden of Edinburgh Evening News

 

The Scottish Open was held at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh. This was a Level 3 full ranking tournament, with £2000+ prize money.

A tense final was won by Peter Gilchrist over Dave Causier. Dave started with a 323 and Peter replied with a 339, the tournament high break. Peter ran out on 546 to 461.

Read the Edinburgh Evening News articles on us here and here.

For full results click here.

We were very fortunate to attract two sponsors – Bell Group and McTear Contracts, We cannot thank them enough.

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1-Feb-2015

2014/15 Calendar of Events

1 Sep 2014to31 Aug 2015

 

Below are dates for the 2014/15 season. Please check back here for further developments as they are confirmed. Details are subject to change.

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 it is still marked as ‘tbc’ below then there is a reason. Events are only 100% confirmed when marked as ‘Confirmed‘ and a live link takes you on to a page with further details.

                   
  DATE   TOURNAMENT VENUE TYPE LEV PTS STATUS
14/15 SEP 23-25   Hamilton Open Hamilton, NZ EBOS 1 x0.5 Results
SEP 26-28   New Zealand Open Hamilton, NZ EBOS 1 x0.5 Results 
  OCT 17   2014 World Championship (Qual) Northern SC, Leeds - - - Results
  OCT 18-19   Jim Williamson Memorial Northern SC, Leeds EBOS 3 x1 Results
  OCT 20-24   2014 World Championship (150up) Northern SC, Leeds MAJOR 5 x2 Results 
  OCT 25-29   2014 World Championship (Timed) Northern SC, Leeds MAJOR 5 x2 Results
  OCT 28   World Ladies Championship Northern SC, Leeds - - - Results 
  DEC 06-07   Bradford Open Cue Gardens EBOS 1 x0.5 Results
  FEB 14-15   Scottish Open Edinburgh Corn Exc. EBOS 3 x1 Results
  MAR 28-29   English Open Cambridge SC EBOS 3 x1 Confirmed
  APR 25-26   UK Open tbc tbc tbc tbc tbc
  MAY 16-17   Irish Open Ivy Rooms, Carlow EBOS 3 x1 Confirmed
  MAY 17-20   European Open Ivy Rooms, Carlow MAJOR 5 x2 Confirmed
  MAY 23-25   Vimy Ridge Classic Winnipeg, Canada EBOS 3 x1 Confirmed
    MAY 25-29     Americas’ Cup Winnipeg, Canada MAJOR 5 x2 Confirmed
  JUN 16-20   Australian Open Yarraville Club tbc tbc tbc Confirmed
  AUG 15-16   NSC Open Northern SC, Leeds EBOS 2 x0.75 tbc
               
  tbc     Asian Grand Prix tbc MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
     
               
15/16 SEP 11-13   Christchurch Open Christchurch, NZ EBOS 2 tbc Confirmed
  SEP 17-19   Auckland Open Auckland, NZ EBOS 2 tbc Confirmed
  SEP 21-23   Hamilton Open Hamilton, NZ EBOS 2 tbc Confirmed
  SEP 24-27   New Zealand Open Hamilton, NZ MAJOR 5 x2 Confirmed
  OCT 16-28   2015 World Championship Northern SC, Leeds MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
                   
                   
                   
6-Nov-2014

Bradford Open

6 Dec 2014to7 Dec 2014

 

Congratulations to Dave Causier who overwhelmed everyone in the field to take his umpteenth Bradford Open title at Cue Gardens in Bradford today. The score in the final against Mark Hirst was 1448 – 65, and Dave recorded breaks of 489,158,605 and 149. Mark was not the only one to suffer at the hands of Dave’s incredible scoring power however, in fact his lowest score over the two days was 733, and the lowest high break he recorded in a match was 201. The highest break of the event was 709, also by Dave in his quarter final match against Peter Gilchrist.

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Mark Hirst, Phil Brookes and Dave Causier [pic courtesy of CW Steiner]

For a full list of breaks see here.

Click here for the full results.

The Plate Flyer was won by Jonathan Marwood, who beat Dale Schofield 200 – 163 in the final.

For Plate results see here.

 

 

 

 

29-Oct-2014

2014 World Billiards Championship

17 Oct 2014to29 Oct 2014

 

Northern Snooker Centre

Northern Snooker Centre

 

The 2014 World Championship is occurred at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Click here to see the results for the 150up event and here for the timed event.

King of the World

King of the World

 

 

 

Pankaj Advani defeats Rob Hall in the final to complete the clean sweep of 150-up and timed formats !

Read - and watch – the report in the Leeds Evening Post here.

 

You view draw, results & schedules here – 150-up and timed.

Rob Hall

Rob Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

28-Oct-2014

World Ladies Championship

28 Oct 2014

 

Emma Bonney wins her 9th World Ladies Billiards Championship with a 237-191 victory over Revanna Umadevi in the final.

 

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For results summary click here.

For a list of previous ladies champions click here.

 

18-Oct-2014

2014 Jim Williamson Memorial

18 Oct 2014to19 Oct 2014

 

The Jim Williamson Memorial World Open took place at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds on 18th & 19th October and was won by defending champion Matthew Bolton who defeated Rupesh Shah 603 (156,249) v 306 (164,125) in the 90 minute final. Matthew also took the high break prize with an unfinished 527 in his group match against Gary Rogers. The Plate Flyer was won by Raja Subramanian, defeating Jamie Barker in the final. The trophy was presented by Northern Snooker Centre owner and Jim Williamson’s son Chris following the final.

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Jim Williamson with Pankaj Advani following the 2009 World Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For full results see here.