IBSF World Billiards Championship

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The IBSF World Billiards Championship (previously known as the World Amateur Billiards Championship) is the premier, international, non-professional tournament for the game of English billiards. Dating to some form to 1951, the event has been sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation since 1973.

English billiards Cue sport

English billiards, called simply billiards in the United Kingdom, where it originated, and in many former British colonies such as Australia, is a cue sport that combines the aspects of carom billiards and pocket billiards. Two cue balls and a red object ball are used. Each player or team uses a different cue ball. It is played on a billiards table with the same dimensions as a snooker table and points are scored for cannons and pocketing the balls. English billiards has also, but less frequently, been referred to as "the English game", "the all-in game" and (formerly) "the common game".

International Billiards and Snooker Federation amateur gouvernant body for snooker and english billiards

The International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) is the organisation that governs non-professional snooker and English billiards around the world. As of 7 May 2013, the organisation is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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History

Prior to 1951, when the first "world amateur" championship was held under the auspices of the Billiards Association and Control Council (based in London), [1] this event was called the [British] Empire Billiards Championship. [2]

In 1971, after many years' discussion, [3] the World Billiards & Snooker Council was formed, changing its name in 1973 to the International Billiards & Snooker Federation. The name change came about because of the disquiet of many overseas national associations that the same body should oversee both the English domestic game and the game at international level. Consequently, the IBSF took control of the organisation of the non-professional championships of both snooker and billiards. The first winner from outside the British Commonwealth did not occur until 1999.

As of 2012, the IBSF World Billiards Championship was merged with the former World Professional Billiards Championship. Under the name World Billiards Championship, tournaments were held in both points and timed format.

Champions

YearVenueWinnerRunner-upScore
2019Mandalay (150-Up) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Myanmar.svg Nay Thway Oo 6–2
2019Mandalay (Long-Up) Flag of England.svg Peter Gilchrist Flag of Thailand.svg Praprut Chaithanasakun 1000–732
2018Yangon (150-Up) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Myanmar.svg Nay Thway Oo 6–2
2018Yangon (Long-Up) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of India.svg Bhaskar Balachandra 1500–299
2017Doha (150-Up) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of England.svg Mike Russell 6–2
2017Doha (Long-Up) Flag of England.svg Mike Russell Flag of England.svg Robert Hall1500–1284
2016India (150-Up) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist 6–3
2016India (Long-Up) Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist Flag of India.svg Sourav Kothari1500–617
2015Adelaide (timed) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist 2408–1240
2015Adelaide (150-Up) Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani 6–4
2014England (timed) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of England.svg Rob Hall1928–893
2014England (150-up) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist 6–2
2013England (Long-Up) Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist Flag of England.svg David Causier1500–1085
2013England (150-Up) Flag of England.svg David Causier Flag of India.svg Alok Kumar6–1
2012England (timed) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of England.svg Mike Russell1895–1216
2012England (points) Flag of India.svg Rupesh Shah Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Bolton 6–2
2011Carlow (timed) Flag of England.svg Mike Russell Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Bolton 3001–519
2011Carlow (points) Flag of England.svg Mike Russell Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani 6–3 (150up)
2010Maharashtra (timed) Flag of England.svg Mike Russell Flag of Singapore.svg Peter Gilchrist 4120–784
2010Maharashtra (points) Flag of England.svg Mike Russell Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani 6–0 (150up)
2008Bangalore (timed) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of India.svg Devendra Joshi2368–2020
2008Bangalore (points) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi 6–1 (150up)
2007Singapore (timed) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of India.svg Dhruv Sitwala1946–1488
2007Singapore (points) Flag of India.svg Rupesh Shah Flag of India.svg Ashok Shandilya6–4 (150up)
2005Malta (timed) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi 2242–1717
2005Malta (points) Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of India.svg Devendra Joshi6–2 (150up)
2003India Flag of England.svg Lee Lagan Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi 6–5 (150up)
2002Australia (timed) Flag of England.svg Mike Russell Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi 2438–1499
2002Australia (points) Flag of India.svg Ashok Shandilya Flag of Thailand.svg Praput Chaithanasakun11–9 (50up)
2001New Zealand Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi Flag of India.svg Ashok Shandilya3484–1289
2000England Flag of England.svg Chris Shutt Flag of England.svg Roxton Chapman11–9 (50up)
1999Ireland Flag of Thailand.svg Praput Chaithanasakun Flag of England.svg Paul Bennett3201–1657
1998Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg Robby Foldvari Flag of Thailand.svg Praput Chaithanasakun1869–1439
1997Malta Flag of Malta.svg Joe Grech Flag of India.svg Ashok Shandilya2895–2836
1990Bangalore Flag of India.svg Manoj Kothari Flag of India.svg Ashok Shandilya2890–2422
1987Belfast Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi Flag of Malta.svg Joe Grech4846–3256
1985Dublin Flag of India.svg Geet Sethi Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall 3809–2453
1983Malta Flag of India.svg Michael Ferreira Flag of India.svg Subhash Agarwal 3933–2744
1981Delhi Flag of India.svg Michael Ferreira Flag of England.svg Norman Dagley2725–2631
1979Sri Lanka Flag of Malta.svg Paul Mifsud Flag of England.svg Norman Dagley2943–2152
1977Melbourne Flag of India.svg Michael Ferreira Flag of England.svg Bob Close2683–2564
1975Auckland Flag of England.svg Norman Dagley Flag of India.svg Michael Ferreira 3385–2268
1973Bombay Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Muhammad Lafir Flag of India.svg Satish MohanRound Robin
1971Malta Flag of England.svg Norman Dagley Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Mannie FranciscoRound Robin
1969London Flag of England.svg Jack Karnehm Flag of India.svg Michael Ferreira Round Robin
1967Colombo Flag of England.svg Leslie Driffield Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Muhammad Lafir Round Robin
1964Pukekohe Flag of India.svg Wilson Jones Flag of England.svg Jack KarnehmRound Robin
1962Perth Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall Flag of India.svg Wilson Jones 3623–2891
1960Edinburgh Flag of England.svg Herbert Beetham Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim LongRound Robin
1958Calcutta Flag of India.svg Wilson Jones Flag of England.svg Leslie DriffieldRound Robin
1954Sydney Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Cleary Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall Round Robin
1952Calcutta Flag of England.svg Leslie Driffield Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall Round Robin
1951London Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall Flag of England.svg Frank EdwardsRound Robin
1938Melbourne Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall Flag of England.svg Kingsley Kennerley Round Robin
1936Johannesburg Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Marshall Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Allan PriorRound Robin
1935London Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Horace Coles Flag of Scotland.svg J McGhieRound Robin
1933London Flag of England.svg Sydney Lee Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tom JonesRound Robin
1931Sydney Flag of England.svg Laurie Steeples Flag of England.svg Sydney Lee Round Robin
1929Johannesburg Flag of Australia (converted).svg Les Hayes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Allan PriorRound Robin
1927London South Africa Flag 1910-1912.svg Allan Prior Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Horace ColesRound Robin
1926London Flag of England.svg Joe Earlam Flag of Australia (converted).svg George ShailerRound Robin

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References

  1. Northern Ireland Billiards Association Minutes, p. 133, 5 July 1951
  2. Northern Ireland Billiards Association Minutes, 1926-50
  3. NIBA Minutes, p. 198, 1959 (Billiards Association of India and BACC discussions on formation of a world body)