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Today on the 16th August 2018 an Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) was held in Frankfurt, Germany. It was unanimously agreed at the EGA that the membership status of the WCBS will be made up of the World Pool-Billiard Association (pool), Union Mondiale de Billiard (carom) and that the snooker ... More

Verhaas Elected to WPBSA Board

Senior referee Jan Verhaas has been elected to join the WPBSA board at this year’s Annual General Meeting in Glasgow today. Following the decision taken by Alan Chamberlain to step down from the board on medical advice, Verhaas stood for election for the first time. He received 14 votes in favour and 4 against. Verhaas has enjoyed a distinguished ... More

Kunlunshan Becomes Snooker’s Water Partner

World Snooker is delighted to announce Kunlunshan as the new official water partner for several of the sport’s biggest tournaments for the next three years. Kunlunshan (Kunlun Mountain Water) will be snooker’s official water partner at the UK Championship, the Masters, the Welsh Open and the World Championship for the 2016/17, 2017/18 and ... More

Landmark WDBS Event Staged in Woking

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) held its third event at the Woking Snooker Centre in Surrey last weekend. The three-day competition was a landmark event for WDBS, as it was the first open to disability classification groups incorporating visual impairments, hearing impairments and learning disabilities. Following an Open Day at ... More

WPBSA Finalises World Championship Invitations

The 16 players to be invited to compete in the qualifying rounds of this year’s Betfred World Championship have now been confirmed by snooker’s world governing body the WPBSA. Following the release of an initial shortlist last month, compiled in consultation with the IBSF and the regional and national governing bodies around the world which ... More

Allen Reflects On Dark Times

Mark Allen looks back on the mental health challenges he has faced in recent years and the support available More

WPBSA Invites For World Qualifiers

Snooker’s world governing body the WPBSA has announced an initial list of amateur players to compete in the qualifying rounds of the Betfred World Championship next month. The WPBSA has compiled the list in consultation with the IBSF and the many regional and national governing bodies around the world which it works with. These players have ... More

On-Yee to play in Betfred World Championship

Reigning world ladies snooker champion Ng On-Yee has qualified to take up a place in the qualifying rounds of this year’s Betfred World Snooker Championship. On-Yee, 25, from Hong Kong, became the first non-British winner of the World Ladies Snooker Championship last year and is now set to play in the sport’s biggest event at Ponds Forge ... More

A Year In Snooker: Highlights of 2015

On the final day of 2015 it is time to look back at the calendar year and pick out a few of its most memorable snooker moments. As always with these sorts of lists, opinions will vary and so my selections come in no particular order… Bingham becomes world champion While he was far from a rank outsider heading into what was his ninth Crucible campai... More

Ferguson And Doherty Re-Elected

World Professional Billiards And Snooker Association Chairman Jason Ferguson and director Ken Doherty were both re-elected at the governing body's Annual General Meeting in Wigan on Friday. Jason Ferguson and Ken Doherty were both up for re-election as directors. The results of the vote were: Jason Ferguson 9 for, 0 against. Ken Doherty 8 ... More