World Billiards

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World Billiards Ltd
World Billiards Logo.jpg
Sport English billiards
Category Sport governing body
Jurisdiction International
Abbreviation WBL
Founded 2011
Affiliation WPBSA
President Roxton Chapman
Chairman Jim Leacy
Official website
www.world-billiards.com

World Billiards (Limited) was founded in November 2011 as a subsidiary of the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association. It includes former members of EBOS (English-Billiards Open Series) and WPBSA, and is the governing body for English billiards.

As of 2012, the distinction between professional and amateur players was removed and the WPBSA World Professional Billiards Championship became simply the World Billiards Championship. Tournaments are now held in modern short multiple game format, long single game format and the more traditional timed format.

Promotional activities[edit]

Since 2012 World Billiards has organised the World Billiards Championship (English billiards) in Leeds, England plus up to 20 other world ranking tournaments per year. Apart from the World Championship, other major ranking tournaments include the American Cup in Canada, the European Open in Ireland, the Pacific International in Australia and the Asian Grand Prix in Singapore.

World Billiards Championships[edit]

Date Format Winner Score Runner-up Score
2012 Short[1] India Rupesh Shah 6 Australia Matthew Bolton 2
Timed[2] India Pankaj Advani 1,895 England Mike Russell 1,216
2013 Short[3] England David Causier 6 India Alok Kumar 1
Long[4] Singapore Peter Gilchrist 1,500 England David Causier 1,085
2014 Short[5] India Pankaj Advani 6 Singapore Peter Gilchrist 2
Timed[6] India Pankaj Advani 1,928 England Robert Hall 893
2015 Short England David Causier 6 England Robert Hall 1
Long England David Causier 1,500 Singapore Peter Gilchrist 1,277
2016 Short England David Causier 8 India Dhruv Sitwala 6
Timed England Mike Russell 2224 England David Causier 1115
2017 Short England David Causier 8 England Sourav Kothari 4
Long England David Causier 1,500 Singapore Peter Gilchrist 779

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subbaiah, Sunil. "Rupesh Shah wins second world title". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Pankaj Advani wins World Billiards title". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ Pathak, Vivek (25 October 2013). "David Causier, the new champion for World Billiards (Short format)". International Billiards and Snooker Federation. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  4. ^ "IBSF Long up Billiards Championships Long up – Leeds / England 2013". International Billiards and Snooker Federation. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Advani stuns Gilchrist to clinch World Billiards title". The Times of India. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Advani: first ever player to bag billiards triple double". The Hindu. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.

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