Wednesday, 17 July 2019 08:12
We are pleased to announce that International Billiards and Snooker Federation(IBSF) has reached an agreement with World Billiards Ltd (WBL) confirming that the two bodies will conduct and promote three annual Billiards Championships in two (2) year cycles as follows:
1. The World Billiards Championship which will be held by the WBL in 2019 in Australia and by the IBSF in a country to be advised in 2020.
2. The 150 Up World Billiards Championship will be held by the IBSF each year; and3. 100 Up World Billiards Match Play Championship will be held by the WBL each year.
The two international bodies have agreed to proactively co-operate to avoid any clash of tournament dates and to encourage players to compete in as many of these events as possible to maximise the opportunities available to the players.
The IBSF looks forward to welcoming players from across the world to Myanmar this September for the IBSF 150 UP World Billiards Championship and the Myanmar Open Billiards Championships.
To further promote the Billiards events in Myanmar the IBSF have decided that it will allow each Member country to enter as many players as they wish.
The IBSF also wish the Australian Billiards and Snooker Council all the best for the World Billiards Championship to be held there in October.
The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council were instrumental in mediating this agreement. It has taken a considerable amount of time and effort by all parties.
IBSF and the WBL are proud of what has been achieved, for the betterment of the sport. Players from all over the world now have an opportunity to compete at the highest level matching their skills against all comers.
Written by Vivek Pathak - Media Officer, IBSF