WPBSA World Qualifiers - Adam Lilley - Opportunity has come Knocking
Adam Lilley has been given the opportunity of a life time to represent New Zealand on the 2nd largest world stage at the WPBSA World Championship Qualifiers in Sheffield, England.
Adam's opportunity came via WPBSA Chairman, Jason Ferguson's announcement, that the 2019 Oceania U21 winner or runner up is to have a place at the 2019 World Qualifiers, meaning that 128 players from around the world, both professional and amateur players are vying for 16 places to play the top 16 ranked players at the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield this coming April.
Adam was so delighted to hear the news that his dream of playing on the world stage is now happening.
Adam who is now just 20, is not too young nor too old to compete at this level considering what Adam has achieved in the last 18 months in snooker and other cue codes of the sport.
Just last year Adam had represented NZ at his first IBSF World U21 Championships in Jinan, China and qualified to the knockout rounds of the last 32.
Also last year Adam was runner up to Mario Hildred in the 2018 Oceania U21 Championship with a 11th frame decider,and only just played recently the 2019 Oceania U21 championship and was again runner up to Alex pace from Australia,not only that placing but Adam compiled 2 century breaks of 112 and in the final 128 cl.
Adam is not only has a talent for snooker, but 8 ball and 9 ball as well, and just last month also he had won the regional 9 ball qualification to represent NZ at the US 9 Ball open in April.
Adam resides out of Canterbury formally from Taranaki and started representing NZ at the Trans Tasman Test Series for snooker and last year, Adam was the winning Captain of the NZ Test Team to bring home the Garry Hale Trohpy and as Adam was part of the winning NZ Team this year, that defended the trophy on home soil.
Adam's World qualifiers start on the 10th of April and to get through to the Crucible TV stages, Adam must win 3 rounds in the world qualifiers.
In accordance with the provisions of the constitution, the Annual General Meeting of the Oceania Billiards and Snooker Federation will be held at Mounties 101 Meadows Rd, Mt Pritchard NSW on Monday 11th March commencing at 7:00pm.
Nominations are called for the following positions:-
President Two year term (Incumbent Frank Dewens)
Vice President Two year term (Incumbent John Chan)
Secretary Two year term (Incumbent Lyndon Parnell)
Treasurer Two year term (Incumbent Adam Wyard)
Board Member Two year term (Incumbent Neil Gyde NZ)
Board Member Two year term (Incumbent Bhatti Riffat Fiji)
**Each candidate for these positions shall be nominated by a Member Country. Consent from candidates to serve must accompany the nomination
Signed nominations in writing must be in the hands of the Secretary not less than 30 days prior to the date of the AGM and shall be circulated to all Members by the Secretary with the Notice of Annual General Meeting.
The Secretary shall receive the signed nominations by mail, facsimile transmission or email.
Any nominations or Notices of Motion need to be proposed and seconded on letterhead paper and duly signed by the authorised person.
OBSF Acting President
2019 Oceania Mens and Woman's Event
2019 OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
29 Dec 2018
I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Oceania Open Snooker Championships (Mixed gender) have been allocated a two year main tour spot for the winner. This is fantastic news for our players and I hope that entries into the event reflect this.
I also take pleasure in announcing that the winner of the Oceania 6 Red will gain a spot in the 2019 Sangsom 6 Red to be played in Thailand later next year.
The 2019 Oceania Championships will be held at Mounties from the 9th to the 17th March.
Women's Snooker Championships 9th – 12th March
6 Red Championships 12th – 14th March
Oceania Open Championships 14th - 17th March
I would personally like to thank Jason Ferguson, Chairman of the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association, for extending these invitations to our region.