68 athletes from 22 countries traveled to Russia’s capital to determine this year’s World 9-Ball Champions in three divisions, including Girls, Juniors Under 19 and Pupils Under 17. Top youth athletes from five continents will decide who is going to be the best this year.
Moscow is hosting this event for the first time, and the organisers worked hard to ensure maximum comfort for both players and spectators. The Opening Ceremony was attended by WPA Secretary Ishaun Singh. In his opening address, President of Moscow Billiard Union Evgeny Ivanov said he was very excited about Moscow hosting an event of this calibre and wished that all contestants perform at their best so that the strongest win. Vice President of the Federation of Billiard Sport of Russia and Sports Director of the World Championships Lev Yaroslavtsev said he appreciated how well the tournament was organised and wished every success and great victories to all participants. After observing the National Anthem of Russia, and the Championships were declared open.
The tournament will continue for 4 days, with preliminary rounds from October 30 to November 1, and the three final matches on November 2. Eight of nine tables are streamed live free of charge on the Internet, with live scoring available for all tables.
The World Championships are sponsored by Gazprom – General Partner of the Federation of Billiard Sport of Russia- as well as Predator, Simonis and Aramith. The tournament is organised by the Federation of Billiard sport of Russia with support from the European Pocket Billiard Federation, Moscow Billiard Union, Dynamic Billard, Weekend Billiards, and active participation of ABN Billiards and Propool.info.
World Juniors 9-ball Championship 2017 Girls U19
World Juniors 9-ball Championship 2017 U19
World Juniors 9-ball Championship 2017 U17