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WCBS Statement on Recognized Snooker Members…

Lausanne 19 January 2018 WCBS STATEMENT  A meeting was held yesterday in Lausanne between the WCBS Executive and representatives of the snooker members, WPBSA and IBSF. WCBS confirmed that the snooker members remain as WPBSA and IBSF. The WCBS does not recognize the newly formed World Snooker Federation (WSF) as an official entity within the WCBS structure. WCBS informed both parties that they will organize an Extraordinary General Assembly as soon as convenient to approve a new constitution that will meet all the necessary requirements and clearly define WCBS divisional membership and representation. Discussions took place between IBSF and...

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2018 JOY WORLD CHINESE 8-BALL MASTERS – THE PREVIEW

Chinese 8-Ball – 2018 JOY World Chinese 8-Ball Masters 7th-12th January 2018 (Main Draw) / Olympic Stadium, Qinhuangdao City, China Written by: Micheal Day – The Cue View The 6th annual JOY World Chinese 8-Ball Masters is set to be the biggest yet with a record breaking $151,000 going to the eventual champion – the largest first prize in the history of the discipline. Chinese 8-Ball continues to grow globally. Besides the obviously strong home contingent, 6 continents and a host and countries will be represented in Qinhuangdao. If you are not familiar with the rules and set-up, please...

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THE WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP TO STAY IN QATAR FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS

Mohamed Salem Al-Nuaimi(left), Secretary General of the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation, and WPA President Ian Anderson seal the deal on the sidelines of the recently held 2017 World 9-ball Championship that will see the event stay in Doha through 2021 By WPA Press Office The World Pool Billiard Association(WPA) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation(QBSF) to continue hosting and staging the World 9-ball Championship in Qatar for another four years. The new, four year deal was signed between  WPA President Ian Anderson and the Secretary General  of the Qatar Billiards and...

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BIADO FINALLY REACHES POOL’S MOUNTAINTOP

The Philippines Carlo Biado wins his first World 9-ball championship with an 13-5 win over fellow Filipino Roland Garcia. By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer Photos Courtesy of Bo Bader (Doha, Qatar)– For the last 12 years the Philippines’ Carlo Biado did everything he needed to do to put himself on the road to being a champion. He dedicated endless hours in practice, money games, tournaments, and worldwide travel all in the hopes of one day reaching the top of the sport. And he also endured plenty of massive disappointments and near misses in big time events, including in...

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FOUR LEFT TO GO FOR WORLD 9-BALL CROWN ON THURSDAY

Pool will get a new king as Kaci, Garcia, Biado and Wu chase glory in Doha Wu Kun Lin of Taiwan By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer Photos Courtesy of Bo Bader (Doha, Qatar)– After a day of intense pool drama mostly played at the highest levels of the sport, the 2017 World 9-ball Championship has come down to just four players remaining. And what a final four it promises to be. In one semi-final, Taiwan’s newest pool playing super hero, 22 year Wu Kun Lin, will take on Filipino veteran Carlo Biado, who at 34 years old seems...

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