IBSF World Snooker Championship

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The IBSF World Snooker Championship (also known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship) is the premier non-professional snooker tournament in the world. The event series is sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. A number of IBSF champions have gone on to successful careers in the Pro ranks, notably Jimmy White (1980), James Wattana (1988), Ken Doherty (1989), Stuart Bingham (1996), Marco Fu (1997), Stephen Maguire (2000) and Mark Allen (2004). Both Ken Doherty (in 1997) and Stuart Bingham (in 2015) have gone on to win the professional World Snooker Championship .

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History

The IBSF World Snooker Championship tournament was first held in 1963. In the first two tournaments, the title was decided alone on group stages. From 1968 until now, the group stage was followed by a knock-out stage. The tournament has been held annually since 1984. [1]

Single-elimination tournament knock-out sports competition

A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.

However, 2005 IBSF World Snooker Championship was cancelled, due to an earthquake in Pakistan where the event was due to be held. Instead in February/March 2006, a new tournament with the name IBSF World Grand Prix was held in Prestatyn, Wales as the qualification for a place on 2006/2007 World Snooker Main Tour, although the winner wasn't called World Champion. [1]

Prestatyn town in Denbighshire, Wales

Prestatyn is a seaside town and community in Denbighshire, Wales. Historically a part of Flintshire, it is located on the Irish Sea coast, to the east of Rhyl. At the 2001 Census, Prestatyn had a population of 18,496, that increased to 18,849 at the 2011 census.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

The snooker season 2006/2007 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 13 August 2006 and 14 May 2007.

In 2007 an all-Thailand final saw Atthasit Mahitthi defeat Passakorn Suwannawat 11–7. At the 2008 championship in Wels, Austria Thepchaiya Un-Nooh of Thailand defeated Ireland's Colm Gilcreest 11–7. The 2009 event was held in Hyderabad, India, and won by Alfie Burden of England, 10–8 against Igor Figueiredo of Brazil. The 2010 event was held in Damascus, Syria, and won by Dechawat Poomjaeng of Thailand, defeating India's Pankaj Advani. The 2011 Championship was held from November 28 – December 3 in Bangalore, India. The final was won by 17-year-old Iranian Hossein Vafaei, defeating Lee Walker of Wales 10–9. [2] In 2014, fourteen-year-old Yan Bingtao beat Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad 8–7 to become the youngest ever world champion in snooker. [3]

Thailand Constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th-largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. It is a unitary state. Although nominally the country is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup, in 2014, established a de facto military dictatorship under a junta.

Atthasit Mahitthi is a former professional Thai snooker player.

Passakorn Suwannawat Thai snooker player

Passakorn Suwannawat is a former Thai professional snooker player.

Men's finals

[1] [2] [4]

YearVenueWinnerRunner-upScore
1963 Flag of India.svg Kolkata, India Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Gary Owen Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Harris [n 1]
1966 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Gary Owen Flag of England.svg John Spencer [n 1]
1968 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia Flag of England.svg David Taylor Flag of Australia (converted).svg Max Williams 8–7
1970 Flag of Scotland.svg Edinburgh, Scotland Flag of England.svg Jonathon Barron Flag of England.svg Sid Hood 11–7
1972 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff, Wales Flag of England.svg Ray Edmonds Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Manuel Francisco 11–10
1974 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland Flag of England.svg Ray Edmonds Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Geoff Thomas 11–9
1976 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Doug Mountjoy Flag of Malta.svg Paul Mifsud 11–1
1978 Flag of Malta.svg Rabat, Malta Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cliff Wilson Flag of England.svg Joe Johnson 11–5
1980 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Launceston, Australia Flag of England.svg Jimmy White Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ron Atkins 11–2
1982 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Calgary, Canada Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Terry Parsons Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jim Bear 11–8
1984 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland Flag of India.svg Omprakesh Agrawal Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Terry Parsons 11–7
1985 Flag of England.svg Blackpool, England Flag of Malta.svg Paul Mifsud Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Dilwyn John 11–6
1986 Flag of New Zealand.svg Invercargill, New Zealand Flag of Malta.svg Paul Mifsud Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Kerry Jones 11–9
1987 Flag of India.svg Bangalore, India Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Darren Morgan Flag of Malta.svg Joe Grech 11–4
1988 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia Flag of Thailand.svg James Wattana Flag of England.svg Barry Pinches 11–8
1989 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Flag of Ireland.svg Ken Doherty Flag of England.svg Jon Birch 11–2
1990 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Colombo, Sri Lanka Flag of Ireland.svg Stephen O'Connor Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Steve Lemmens 11–8
1991 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand Flag of Thailand.svg Noppadon Noppachorn Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Dominic Dale 11–8
1992 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Flag of England.svg Neil Mosley Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Leonardo Andam 11–2
1993 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan Flag of Thailand.svg Chuchart Triritanapradit Flag of Thailand.svg Praput Chaithanasakun 11–6
1994 [5] Flag of South Africa.svg Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Pakistan.svg Mohammed Yousuf Flag of Iceland.svg Johannes R. Johannesson 11–9
1995 [6] Flag of England.svg Bristol, England Flag of Thailand.svg Sakchai Sim-Ngam Flag of England.svg David Lilley 11–7
1996 [7] Flag of New Zealand.svg New Plymouth, New Zealand Flag of England.svg Stuart Bingham Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stan Gorski 11–5
1997 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Flag of Hong Kong.svg Marco Fu Flag of England.svg Stuart Bingham 11–10
1998 [8] Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou, China Flag of England.svg Luke Simmonds Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Day 11–10
1999 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ian Preece Flag of England.svg David Lilley 11–8
2000 [9] Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Changchun, China Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Maguire Flag of England.svg Luke Fisher 11–5
2002 [10] Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Mifsud Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tim English 11–6
2003 [11] Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiangmen, China Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Pakistan.svg Saleh Mohammad 11–5
2004 [12] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Veldhoven, Netherlands Ulster Banner.svg Mark Allen Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Mifsud 11–6
2006 [13] Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Prestatyn, Wales Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Michael White Flag of Scotland.svg Mark Boyle 11–5
2006 [14] Flag of Jordan.svg Amman, Jordan Flag of Norway.svg Kurt Maflin Flag of England.svg Daniel Ward 11–8
2007 [15] Flag of Thailand.svg Korat, Thailand Flag of Thailand.svg Atthasit Mahitthi Flag of Thailand.svg Passakorn Suwannawat 11–7
2008 [16] Flag of Austria.svg Wels, Austria Flag of Thailand.svg Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Flag of Ireland.svg Colm Gilcreest 11–7
2009 [17] Flag of India.svg Hyderabad, India Flag of England.svg Alfie Burden Flag of Brazil.svg Igor Figueiredo 10–8
2010 [18] Flag of Syria.svg Damascus, Syria Flag of Thailand.svg Dechawat Poomjaeng Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani 10–7
2011 [19] Flag of India.svg Bangalore, India Flag of Iran.svg Hossein Vafaei Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Lee Walker 10–9
2012 [20] Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sofia, Bulgaria Flag of Pakistan.svg Muhammad Asif Flag of England.svg Gary Wilson 10–8
2013 [21] Flag of Latvia.svg Daugavpils, Latvia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhou Yuelong Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhao Xintong 8–4
2014 [22] Flag of India.svg Bangalore, India Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yan Bingtao Flag of Pakistan.svg Muhammad Sajjad 8–7
2015 [23] Flag of Egypt.svg Hurghada, Egypt Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhao Xintong 8–6
2016 [24] Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Iran.svg Soheil Vahedi Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Andrew Pagett 8–1
2017 [25] Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani Flag of Iran.svg Amir Sarkhosh 8–2
2018 [26] Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon, Myanmar Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chang Bingyu Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg He Guoqiang 8–3

Champions by country

CountryPlayersTotalFirst titleLast title
Flag of England.svg  England 8919682009
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 7819632006
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 7719882010
Flag of India.svg  India 4219842017
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 3320132018
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 2219891990
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 2219942012
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2220112016
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 1219851986
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 1119971997
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1120002000
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1120022002
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 1120042004
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1120062006

Women's finals

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YearVenueWinnerRunner-upScore
2003 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiangmen, China Flag of England.svg Kelly Fisher Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans 5–2
2004 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Veldhoven, Netherlands Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans 5–1
2006 Flag of Jordan.svg Amman, Jordan Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of Hong Kong.svg Jaique Ip 5–0
2007 Flag of Thailand.svg Korat, Thailand Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag placeholder.svg5–0
2008 Flag of Austria.svg Wels, Austria Flag of England.svg Reanne Evans Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans 5–3
2009 Flag of India.svg Hyderabad, India Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On-yee Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kathy Parashis 5–1
2010 Flag of Syria.svg Damascus, Syria Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On-yee Flag of Hong Kong.svg Jaique Ip 5–0
2012 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sofia, Bulgaria Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of Hong Kong.svg Ng On-yee 5–1
2013 Flag of Latvia.svg Daugavpils, Latvia Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chunxia Shi 5–3
2014 Flag of India.svg Bangalore, India Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Nechaeva 5–2
2015 [28] Flag of Egypt.svg Hurghada, Egypt Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Nechaeva 5–1
2016 [29] Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of India.svg Amee Kamani 5–0
2017 [25] Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans Flag of Thailand.svg Waratthanun Sukritthanes 5–2
2018 [26] Flag of Myanmar.svg Yangon, Myanmar Flag of Thailand.svg Waratthanun Sukritthanes Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wendy Jans 5–2

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 Title decided alone on group stage

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