12-Sep-2014

2014 New Zealand Open

23 Sep 2014to28 Sep 2014

 

We are pleased to announce that the New Zealand Billiards & Snooker Association are organising two back-to-back World Ranking events in New Zealand during September. The Hamilton Open will precede the New Zealand Open, both of which will carry WBL (Level 1) World Ranking Points. The New Zealand Open is a long established event and we are delighted to be adopting this in to the world ranking circuit.

Dates
The Hamilton Open takes place between Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th September, immediately followed by the New Zealand Open between Friday 26th & Sunday 28th September.

Venue
Both events take place at the Hamilton Cosmopolitan Club, Claudelands Road, Hamilton, Waikato. The Hamilton Cosmopolitan Club has 8 tables. Table 4 is the table on which Peter Gilchrist achieved his World Record break of 1346 in 2007. Peter has said via email that he is 95% sure he will be here again this year to try to beat the record.

Playing Format
Hamilton Open: timed matches (match duration to be confirmed). This event is scheduled to finish about 4pm on Thursday 25th and will be followed by a great fun/social evening at the Cambridge Night Trots
New Zealand Open: timed matches (2 hrs, with Final 2x 90min).

Prize Money
The prize pot for each event is $2000NZD. A breakdown of this will be available shortly.

Travel
Overseas Players will arrive at Auckland Airport. We hope to have someone there to greet you and to get you organised.
Hamilton is about 80 minutes easy drive away by vehicle.
A2B Car Rentals: mid car size is $37 a day, and 8 people carrier is $79 a day plus GPS rental $10 a day if required.

Accommodation
We have reserved a number of units at the Brooklyn Motor Lodge. The rate is $120 twin share including Continental Breakfasts. Please visit their website to book (www.brooklynmotorlodge.co.nz), select `accommodation’ and then select `enquire’, fill in dates etc and then be sure to mention in the bottom space `NZ Open Billiards’ when booking as rooms are normally $165 without Con/Breakfast. We will have organised during the Championships free transport to the venue with this Motel only. This Motor Lodge is about an 8 minute walk to the playing venue. Email enquiries to enquiries@brooklynmotorlodge.co.nz

All quotes are $NZ dollars.

! Click here for the group draw for the Hamilton Open.
! Click here for the group draw for the New Zealand Open.
#NZOpenBilliards

For more information please contact contact Wayne Carey.

…and there’s more!
Excitingly for September 2015 & 2017 the NZBSA are planning to have 4 World Ranking tournaments over 15 days, with events in Christchurch, Auckland and two in Hamilton, including the regional Major (Level 5) event for the Oceania region; perfect timing for players to get match practice before the Worlds at Leeds in October 2015.

More details as they are confirmed.

9-Sep-2014

2014 World Championship Qualifier

17 Oct 2014

 

As in previous years we will be organising a World Championship Qualifying Tournament on the Friday prior to the Jim Williamson Memorial. This is for players who are not eligible for a direct entry to the World Championships via the entry criteria which is available here. It will be open to all players who are either a member of an NGB, or who feature on the WBL 2013/14 Order of Merit (in other words have played at least 1 WBL event in the past 12 months) and have not already turned down a direct entry in to the main draws of the World Championship.

Click here for an Entry Pack or click here to enter online.
Click here to see who’s entered so far.

A minimum of 4 players will progress from this event in to the main draws of the World Championship. Extra players may also qualify depending on how many players we need to make all groups in the World Championship of equal numbers.

9-Sep-2014

2014 Jim Williamson Memorial

18 Oct 2014to19 Oct 2014

 

The Jim Williamson Memorial World Open will again take place just prior to the World Championships at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds during October. This will be a Level 3 World Ranking event with guaranteed £2100 total prize money.

The dates are 18th & 19th October.

Jim Williamson

Jim Williamson with Pankaj Advani following the 2009 World Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for an Entry Pack.

Click here to enter.

Click here for the current entry list.

5-Sep-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 Tournament on Friday 17th followed by the Jim Williamson Memorial World Open on Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th and the two main World Championship events (150up and Timed) for the remaining 10 days. Also for the first time this year we are incorporating the WLBSA World Ladies Billiards Championship in to the festival. This takes place towards the end of the event on Monday 27th and/or Tuesday 28th October.

 

For the entry criteria see here.

Hotel reservations are now open; see here for accommodation information.

Click here for a list of entries on the IBSF website. Click here and here for the list of entries for each event on this website. Please note that the IBSF list is primarily for member NGB’s to enter their players details, and the lists on this website are for confirmed and paid entries. These lists should correspond with each other following the 6th October.

2-Sep-2014

2014/15 Calendar of Events

1 Sep 2014to31 Aug 2015

 

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

                   
  DATE   TOURNAMENT VENUE TYPE LEV PTS STATUS
14/15 SEP 23-25   Hamilton Open Hamilton, NZ EBOS 1 x0.5 Entry List
  SEP 26-28   New Zealand Open Hamilton, NZ EBOS 1 x0.5 Entry List 
  OCT 17   2014 World Championship (Qual) Northern SC, Leeds - - - Entry Open
  OCT 18-19   Jim Williamson Memorial Northern SC, Leeds EBOS 3 x1 Entry Open
  OCT 20-24   2014 World Championship (150up) Northern SC, Leeds MAJOR 5 x2 Confirmed 
  OCT 25-29   2014 World Championship (Timed) Northern SC, Leeds MAJOR 5 x2 Confirmed 
  OCT 27-28   World Ladies Championship Northern SC, Leeds - - - Entry Open 
  DEC 06-07   Bradford Open Cue Gardens EBOS tbc tbc Confirmed
  FEB 14-15   Scottish Open tbc EBOS tbc tbc tbc
  MAR 28-29   UK Open tbc PREMIER 4 x1.5 tbc
  APR 25-26   English Open Cambridge SC EBOS 3 x1 Confirmed
  MAY 16-17   Irish Open Ivy Rooms, Carlow EBOS 3 x1 Confirmed
  MAY 18-21   tbc Ivy Rooms, Carlow tbc tbc tbc tbc
  MAY     Vimy Ridge Classic Winnipeg, Canada EBOS 3 x1 tbc
    JUN       Americas’ Cup Winnipeg, Canada MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
  JUN     Australian Open tbc tbc tbc tbc tbc
  AUG 15-16   NSC Open Northern SC, Leeds EBOS 2 x0.75 tbc
                   
  tbc     Asian Grand Prix tbc MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
  tbc     European Open tbc MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
                   
15/16 SEP     Christchurch Open Christchurch, NZ tbc   tbc tbc tbc
  SEP     Auckland Open Auckland, NZ tbc  tbc tbc tbc
  SEP     New Zealand Open Hamilton, NZ tbc  tbc tbc tbc
  SEP     Pacific International Hamilton, NZ MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
  OCT 16-28   2015 World Championship Northern SC, Leeds MAJOR 5 x2 tbc
                   
                   
                   
23-Aug-2014

2014 Northern Snooker Centre Open

23 Aug 2014to24 Aug 2014
HIBSF

HIBSF

 

The 2014 Northern Snooker Centre Open took place over the weekend with Peter Gilchrist defeating Rob Hall in the final. Peter had breaks of 120, 152, 200 & 304 unfinished (the highest of the event) in the final, which he won 728 – 164. The two semi finalists were both from Ireland, with Wayne Doyle and John Kehoe eventually losing out to Gilchrist and Hall respectively.

The Plate Flyer was won by Adam Clarke (who during the Home Internationals on Friday had beaten his highest match break twice in the same match) narrowly defeating Steve Tuck 125 – 108 in the final.

Our thanks must go to the Home International Billiards & Snooker Federation and particularly Eugene O’Connor and his team for officiating this event. Thanks also to the Northern Snooker Centre for hosting and sponsoring the tournament and for providing the first class facilities we have become accustomed to at the club. Lastly, thanks to Chris Taylor for organising the ‘random’ draw and for making it such an event!

This was the final tournament of the 2013/14 playing season.

Click here for a summary of the results.

 

15-Aug-2014

2013/14 Calendar of Events

1 Sep 2013to31 Aug 2014

 

Here are the dates for the 2013/14 season.

  DATES   TOURNAMENT VENUE RANKING POINTS STATUS
13/14 SEP 14 – 15  
The East Midlands Open Q Club, Boston EBOS 2 (x0.75) Complete
  OCT 19 – 20   Jim Williamson Memorial Northern SC, Leeds EBOS 3 (x1) Complete
  OCT 21 – 25   World Championship (150 up) Northern SC, Leeds Level 5 ‘Major’ (x2) Complete
  OCT 26 – 30  
World Championship (Long up) Northern SC, Leeds Level 5 ‘Major’ (x2) Complete
  DEC 14 – 15   English Open Cambridge SC EBOS 3 (x1) Complete
  JAN 25 – 26   Scottish Open Ball Room, Glasgow EBOS 1 (x0.5) Complete
  FEB 15 – 16   Irish Open Ivy Rooms, Carlow EBOS 3 (x1) Complete
  MAR 29 – 30    Bradford Open Cue Gardens, Bradford EBOS 1 (x0.5) Complete
  APR 23   World Ladies Championship Northern SC, Leeds n/a Complete
  MAY 17 – 18   English Open Cambridge SC EBOS 3 (x1) Complete
  JUN 17 – 21   Australian Open Yarraville Club, VIC Level 4 (x 1.5) Complete
  AUG  9 – 10   Glasgow Open Ball Room, Glasgow Level 1 (x0.5) Complete
  AUG 11 – 14  
World Team Championship Ball Room, Glasgow n/a Complete
  AUG 23 – 24   Northern SC Open Northern SC, Leeds EBOS 2 (x 0.75) Complete
             

Click here for the 2012/13 Calendar of Events.

10-Aug-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.  

MEDIA:- The Opening Ceremony was well supported and had a few surprises, as was the Curry Night !!  View pics of the Prizegiving here.

the Piper

the Piper

India B win an exciting final 5 games to 4 against India A.

 1st  £ 2000   India B 
 2nd  £ 1000   India A 
 3rd   £ 500   England 
 4th   £ 250   Rep of Ireland 
 High Break   £ 100   Sourav Kothari (320) 

 Highest 1-hour score
 (Group Stage)

  £ 75   Pankaj Advani (900)
 Highest Team Score
 (Group Stage)
  £ 75   India B
 Total     £ 4000   

FINAL RESULTS

India B Rupesh Shah 160 - 163 B. Bhaskar India A
India B Pankaj Advani 439 - 193 Alok Kumar India A
India B Devendra Joshi 189 - 271 Sourav Kothari India A
India B Pankaj Advani 242 - 214 B. Bhaskar India A
India B Rupesh Shah 161 - 384 Sourav Kothari India A
India B Ashok Shandilya 442 - 132 Alok Kumar India A
India B Pankaj Advani 613 - 116 Sourav Kothari India A
India B Rupesh Shah 379 - 90 Alok Kumar India A
India B Ashok Shandilya 245 - 353 B. Bhaskar India A

SEMI FINAL RESULTS

India B Ashok Shandilya 393 - 126 Larry Drennan Rep of Ireland _
India B Devendra Joshi 368 - 181 John Kehoe Rep of Ireland _
India B Rupesh Shah 284 - 140 Wayne Doyle Rep of Ireland _
India B Rupesh Shah 327 - 170 Larry Drennan Rep of Ireland _
India B Pankaj Advani 573 - 137 Wayne Doyle Rep of Ireland _
India B Ashok Shandilya 332 - 171 John Kehoe Rep of Ireland _
India A B. Bhaskar 523 - 62 Chris Taylor England A
India A Dhruv Sitwala 220 - 248 Phil Mumford England A
India A Sourav 275 - 271 Rob Hall England A
India A Sourav Kothari 503 - 208 Chris Taylor England A
India A Alok Kumar 258 - 257 Rob Hall England A
India A B. Bhaskar 297 - 238 Phil Mumford England A

Results

 

3-Aug-2014

Glasgow Open

9 Aug 2014to10 Aug 2014

 

Glasgow

Glasgow

 

The warm up 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).

Gilchrist does it again, defeating Rupesh Shah and Pankaj Advani on the way to lifting the trophy. Click here for the full results. 

 

 Prizes

 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 

 

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.