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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
2017 Doha (150-Up) India Pankaj Advani England Mike Russell 6-2
2017 Doha (Long-Up) England Mike Russell England Robert Hall 1500-1284
2016 India (150-Up) India Pankaj Advani Singapore Peter Gilchrist 6-3
2016 India (Long-Up) Singapore Peter Gilchrist India Sourav Kothari 1500-617
2015 Adelaide (timed) India Pankaj Advani Singapore Peter Gilchrist 2408-1240
2015 Adelaide (150-Up) Singapore Peter Gilchrist India Pankaj Advani 6-4
2014 England (timed) India Pankaj Advani England Rob Hall 1928-893
2014 England (150-up) India Pankaj Advani Singapore Peter Gilchrist 6-2
2013 England (Long-Up) Singapore Peter Gilchrist England David Causier 1500-1085
2013 England (150-Up) England David Causier India Alok Kumar 6-1
2012 England (timed) India Pankaj Advani England Mike Russell 1895-1216
2012 England (points) India Rupesh Shah Australia Matthew Bolton 6-2
2011 Carlow (timed) England Mike Russell Australia Matthew Bolton 3001-519
2011 Carlow (points) England Mike Russell India Pankaj Advani 6-3 (150up)
2010 Maharashtra (timed) England Mike Russell Singapore Peter Gilchrist 4120-784
2010 Maharashtra (points) England Mike Russell India Pankaj Advani 6-0 (150up)
2008 Bangalore (timed) India Pankaj Advani India Devendra Joshi 2368-2020
2008 Bangalore (points) India Pankaj Advani India Geet Sethi 6-1 (150up)
2007 Singapore (timed) India Pankaj Advani India Dhruv Sitwala 1946-1488
2007 Singapore (points) India Rupesh Shah India Ashok Shandilya 6-4 (150up)
2005 Malta (timed) India Pankaj Advani India Geet Sethi 2242-1717
2005 Malta (points) India Pankaj Advani India Devendra Joshi 6-2 (150up)
2003 India England Lee Lagan India Geet Sethi 6-5 (150up)
2002 Australia (timed) England Mike Russell India Geet Sethi 2438-1499
2002 Australia (points) India Ashok Shandilya Thailand Praput Chaithanasakun 11-9 (50up)
2001 New Zealand India Geet Sethi India Ashok Shandilya 3484-1289
2000 England England Chris Shutt England Roxton Chapman 11-9 (50up)
1999 Ireland Thailand Praput Chaithanasakun England Paul Bennett 3201-1657
1998 Australia Australia Robby Foldvari Thailand Praput Chaithanasakun 1869-1439
1997 Malta Malta Joe Grech India Ashok Shandilya 2895-2836
1990 Bangalore India Manoj Kothari India Ashok Shandilya 2890-2422
1987 Belfast India Geet Sethi Malta Joe Grech 4846-3256
1985 Dublin India Geet Sethi Australia Bob Marshall 3809-2453
1983 Malta India Michael Ferreira India Subhash Agarwal 3933-2744
1981 Delhi India Michael Ferreira England Norman Dagley 2725-2631
1979 Sri Lanka Malta Paul Mifsud England Norman Dagley 2943-2152
1977 Melbourne India Michael Ferreira England Bob Close 2683-2564
1975 Auckland England Norman Dagley India Michael Ferreira 3385-2268
1973 Bombay Sri Lanka Muhammad Lafir India Satish Mohan Round Robin
1971 Malta England Norman Dagley South Africa Mannie Francisco Round Robin
1969 London England Jack Karnehm India Michael Ferreira Round Robin
1967 Colombo England Leslie Driffield Sri Lanka Muhammad Lafir Round Robin
1964 Pukekohe India Wilson Jones England Jack Karnehm Round Robin
1962 Perth Australia Bob Marshall India Wilson Jones 3623-2891
1960 Edinburgh England Herbert Beetham Australia Jim Long Round Robin
1958 Calcutta India Wilson Jones England Leslie Driffield Round Robin
1954 Sydney Australia Tom Cleary Australia Bob Marshall Round Robin
1952 Calcutta England Leslie Driffield Australia Bob Marshall Round Robin
1951 London Australia Bob Marshall England Frank Edwards Round Robin
1938 Melbourne Australia Bob Marshall England Kingsley Kennerley Round Robin
1936 Johannesburg Australia Bob Marshall South Africa Allan Prior Round Robin
1935 London Wales Horace Coles Scotland J McGhie Round Robin
1933 London England Sydney Lee Wales Tom Jones Round Robin
1931 Sydney England Laurie Steeples England Sydney Lee Round Robin
1929 Johannesburg Australia Les Hayes South Africa Allan Prior Round Robin
1927 London South Africa Allan Prior Wales Horace Coles Round Robin
1926 London England Joe Earlam Australia George Shailer Round Robin

References[edit]

  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)