|23 Sep 2014||to||28 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.
The Hamilton Open takes place between Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th September, immediately followed by the New Zealand Open between Friday 26th & Sunday 28th September.
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.
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).
The prize pot for each event is $2000NZD. A breakdown of this will be available shortly.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All quotes are $NZ dollars.
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.