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30 Jan 2017

2016/17 Calendar of Events

See below for dates for the 2016/17 season:

* Please note a date change for the NSC Open in August. The Home Internationals have moved back one week due to the student accommodation they use being closed for refurbishment and consequently we have moved the NSC Open dates accordingly.

# Date   Tournament Venue Lev Pts Status
       
      2016/17 Season        
#1 SEP 15-18 Cashmere Christchurch City Open Christchurch, New Zealand 1 x0.5 Results
               
#2 SEP 20-22 Loan Broker Auckland Open Auckland, New Zealand x0.5 Results
               
#3 SEP 23-26 NZBSA New Zealand Open Auckland, New Zealand 3 x1 Results
               
#4 OCT 15-16 NSC Jim Williamson Memorial Leeds, England 3 x1 Results
               
#5 OCT 17-21 LITEtask World Championship [Short] Leeds, England 5 x2 Results
               
#6 OCT 22-26 LITEtask World Championship [Long] Leeds, England 5 x2 Results
               
  OCT 25 WLBS World Ladies Championship Leeds, England n/a n/a Results
               
#7 DEC 03-04 LITEtask British Open Bradford, England 3 x1 Results
               
#8 DEC 17-18 LITEtask Borders Open Carlisle, England 1 x0.5 Results
               
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#9 JAN 28-29 LITEtask Scottish Open Edinburgh, Scotland 3 x1 Results
               
#10 FEB 04-05 BSASA South Australian Open Adelaide, Australia 3 x1 Confirmed
               
#11 MAR 25-26 White Roofing English Open Cambridge, England 3 x1 Confirmed
               
#12 APR 14-17 UK Open Leeds, England 4 x1.5 Confirmed
               
#13 APR 21-23 BSANSW Sydney Open Sydney, Australia 4 x1.5 Confirmed
               
#14 MAY 20-21 RIBSA Irish Open Carlow, Ireland 3 x1 Confirmed
               
#15 MAY 21-24 European Open Carlow, Ireland 5 x2 Confirmed
               
#16 MAY 27-28 WVEBL Vimy Ridge Classic Winnipeg, Canada 3 x1 Confirmed
               
#17 MAY 29-02 Americas’ Cup Winnipeg, Canada 5 x2 Confirmed
               
#18 JUN 13-16 ABSC Pacific International Melbourne, Australia 5 x2 Confirmed
               
#19 AUG 19-20 HIBSF NSC Open Leeds, England 2 x0.75 Confirmed
           
      2017/18 Season        
  SEP 01-03 IB&SA Illawarra Open Illawarra, Australia TBC TBC Confirmed
               
  SEP 06-09 Cashmere Christchurch City Open Christchurch, New Zealand TBC TBC  Confirmed
               
  SEP 10-13 NZBSA New Zealand Open Christchurch, New Zealand TBC TBC Confirmed
               
  OCT 20-01 World Championship TBC 5 x2 TBC
               
  NOV 10-12 QBSA Queensland Open Brisbane, Australia TBC  TBC Confirmed
               
  DEC 02-03 British Open Bradford, England 3 x1 TBC
               
  MAY TBC European Open Vienna, Austria  TBC TBC TBC

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 the event ‘STATUS’ column above is marked as ‘tbc’ then there is a reason.

Dates subject to change. please check back for further details as they are confirmed.


17 Jan 2017

2017 LITEtask Scottish Open

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The 2017 LITEtask Scottish Open occurred on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January at Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

Peter Gilchrist defeated Dave Causier 566 – 462 in the final to win the Elden Cup in memory of former Scottish Champion Hugh Elden.

See here for a tournament report on thecueview.com, and here for the Edinburgh News.

Full results are available here.

After missing out on reaching the KO stage of the main competition by a single aggregate point, Phil Davis won the Plate with a 145 – 130 victory over Arthur Winn in the final.

Plate results are available here.

Our thanks go to sponsors LITEtask for their continuing generosity, the Corn Exchange for the venue, Kenny Baird for recovering two tables for us, the Elden family and Martin Dyche from LITEtask for presenting the trophies, Scottish Snooker and the Scottish Billiards & Snooker Referees Association for endorsing the event, and last but not least our Scottish-Australian guest Tournament Controller Steve Cowie and the team of officials who did a first class job ensuring everything ran like clockwork over the weekend.

The LITEtask Scottish Open was organised in association with:

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30 Dec 2016

2017 Oceania Tour Events

2017 OCEANIA TOUR

As you may have seen from the Calendar of Events we have a number of tournaments taking place during 2017 in Australia and New Zealand.

Details are as follows:

 


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4th & 5th February 2017

The Venue
57 Milner Road, Richmond, SA 5033, Australia

Level 3 (x1)

Prize Money: $3600AUD (£2000+),  entry Fee: $80AUD

Matthew Bolton pips Peter Gilchrist in an exciting final. Results here.

This tournament was preceded by a Friday Flyer played under the short format with modified rules.

 


 

BSANSW        The Sydney OpenHornsby RSL

21st – 23rd April 2017

Hornsby RSL
4 High Street, Hornsby, NSW 2077, Australia

Level 4 (x1.5)

Prize Money: $5400AUD (£3000+)

Entry Fee: $80AUD

Entry Pack: Click here

Entries will open shortly

 

A new tournament on both the World and Australian domestic calendar.

 


 

…   .The Pacific InternationalYarraville Club2ABSC

13th – 16th June 2017

Yarraville Club
135 Stephen St, Yarraville, Victoria 3013, Australia

Level 5 (x2) Major World Ranking Event

Prize Money: $12500AUD (£7000)

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: Click here

 

The Pacific International is the regional major event for Oceania. It joins the European Open and Americas Cup as our biggest events outside of the World Championship.

This tournament will be preceded by the Lance Pannell Snooker Classic on 10th – 12th June which is an Australian snooker ranking tournament and is open to anyone to enter. It is expected that this event will also have significant prize money available. Obviously anyone travelling to the Pacific International who also plays snooker could play in this event. Keep an eye here for further details, and see here for results from last years event.

Following the Pacific International is the Australian National Billiards Championship which as the name suggests is a closed event, open to Australian citizens only.

 


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Illawarra BSA        The Illawarra Open

1st – 3rd September 2017

Venue: TBC

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

This tournament was inaugurated in 2016; to see these results click here.

 


 

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6th – 9th September 2017MikePero

Venue: TBC,
Christchurch, New Zealand

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

A World Ranking event since 2015, the Christchurch City Open is a long standing tournament on the New Zealand billiards calendar.


 

NZBSA          The New Zealand Open

10th – 13th September 2017

Venue: TBC, New Zealand

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

The New Zealand Open has a history dating back several decades; it has been a World Ranking event since 2014.


 

QBSA..   The Queensland OpenTattersall's Brisbane

10th – 12th November 2017

Tattersall’s Club
215 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

Level: TBC

Prize Money: TBC

Entry Fee: TBC

Entry Pack: TBC

 

The Queensland Open is a long standing event on the Australian calendar and will now carry World Ranking points for the first time.

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These events have been made possible largely due to the efforts of our Oceania representative on the International Development Committee and Billiards Australia, President Jason Colebrook from Australia and Wayne Carey from New Zealand, both of whom have worked tirelessly over the last few years to bring these events to fruition.

Although Wayne has now retired from active involvement in running the New Zealand events, the ground work he put in over recent years was invaluable in securing world ranking status for these tournaments.

Our thanks to both Jason and Wayne for their hard work, and also to their respective NGBs: ABSC and NZBSA for their cooperation and support in making these events possible.


27 Dec 2016

2017 White Roofing English Open

 

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The 2017 White Roofing English Open will take place on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March at Cambridge Snooker Centre.

This is a level 3 World Ranking event with £2000+ total prize money.

 

The entry fee is £40 and entries are now open:

See here for important information regarding entering events.

To enter click here.

To see who’s playing click here.

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Entries will close in:

on Saturday 18th March at 13:00UTC