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:  The Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday evening at 19:30 after the final of the Glasgow Open. Could ALL players be present for this, dressed in their national polo shirts. This ceremony is guaranteed to have a dignitary, sandwiches & nibbles, some surprises and plenty of noise !

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.


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. 
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. 

Glasgow Open
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 :-

 1st  £ 2000 
 2nd  £ 1000 
 3rd   £ 500 
 4th   £ 250 
 High Break   £ 100 

 Highest 1-hour score
 (Group Stage)

  £ 75 
 Highest Team Score
 (Group Stage)
  £ 75 
 Total     £ 4000 


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.

Dress Code

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.


Glasgow Open

9 Aug 2014to10 Aug 2014





The warmup event for the World Team Billiards Championship is the Glasgow Open. Note that this is a another joint production with the IBSF.

This is a level 1 competition (half ranking points), however the prize pot may be a bit larger than that of a normal level 1 tournament. This will be announced shortly.

It is looking like this tournament will be heavily subscribed. Therefore, a nearby club (Minnesota Fats) have kindly agreed to host a few sessions for us. We are very grateful to Davie Johnstone for this. 


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.


 Winner   £320 
 Runner up  £160 
 Semi Finals   £80 
 Quarter Finals   £40 
 Last 16   £20 
 High Break   £20 
 Plate Winner   £40 
 Plate Runner up   £20 
 Plate High Break   £10 
 Total     £1050 


This is the normal WBL format – group stage followed by knockout, all timed matches (1 hour or 90 mins).

Dress Code

This is ‘smart casual’, with polo shirts in national colours.  It is envisaged that each team has their own polo shirts, with logos, etc.  Please – no denims, trainers, shorts, etc.

Location - Click here

Accommodation - Click here. 

Travel - Click here


2014 Northern Snooker Centre Open

23 Aug 2014to24 Aug 2014



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.

Click here to see players currently registered.

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

The closing date for entries is Sunday 17th August.


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 !


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’. 
The date will be Sun 17-Aug-2014, so put that in your calendar !  On that day, the hotel will remove the blocks on the rooms and I will publish online links and  so that you can take advantage of this offer and reserve a twin-bedded room.


Australian Open

17 Jun 2014to21 Jun 2014





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.