IBSF World Snooker Championship

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This article is about the amateur event. For the professional event, see World Snooker Championship. For the junior event, see IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship.

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), Stuart Bingham (1996), Marco Fu (1997), Stephen Maguire (2000) and Mark Allen (2004) – however, only 1989 IBSF champion Ken Doherty has gone on to win the professional World Snooker Championship (in 1997).

History[edit]

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]

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]

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]

Winners[edit]

[1][2][3]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Title decided alone on group stage

References[edit]

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