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New College Event Launched in China

The inaugural "HengYu Cup" Jiangsu College Billiards and Snooker Championship was launched last week at the at Nanjing Audit University in China. Hosted by the Jiangsu Provincial Student Sports Association's College Work Committee and supported by Jiangsu Provincial Sports Federation, the event was opened by several distinguished dignitaries including ... More

World Class Snooker Facility Opened in Yushan

The Zhiyuan World Open has this week seen world class snooker played at the all-new Yushan Sports Center for the first time follow the successful launch of the venue in China. The prestigious ranking event is being held in Yushan for a fourth successive year with Ali Carter, Ding Junhui and most recently Mark Williams having emerged victorious in the ... More

Malta to Host New World Snooker Federation Events

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) and Malta Billiards & Snooker Association (MBSA) are today delighted to jointly announce the staging of two new WSF tournaments as major amateur events providing qualification to the professional tour. Two events will be held from 4-17 January 2020 at the Malta Snooker Academy and the San Antonio Hotel, the World ... More

Triple Gold for Morocco as Snooker History is Made in Casablanca

Moroccan snooker players dominated on home soil this week by claiming a trio of gold medals as the sport was contested at the African Games for the first time in its history. The 12th staging of Africa’s biggest multisports event has seen athletes from 54 African nations come together across 26 sports including snooker. Staged at the Hotel Farah in ... More

Murphy to Step Down from WPBSA Board

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced that Shaun Murphy has taken the decision to step down from the Board of Directors and his role of Chairman of the Players Commission with immediate effect. The former world champion was elected to the WPBSA board in December 2017 and has made a valuable contribution ... More

Landmark WPBSA / EBSA Coaching Development

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the European Billiards & Snooker Association (EBSA) have just completed the first European Coaching Course to accredit EBSA coaches with WPBSA World Snooker Level 1 coaching accreditation at the Crowne Plaza in Belgrade, Serbia. Chris Lovell (WPBSA Coaching Consultant) held a ... More

Snooker to be included at 2019 African Games

It has been announced by the African Billiards and Snooker Confederation (ABSC) that snooker will be included at the African Games for the first time later this year, representing a landmark development for our sport in the region. Now organised by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the African Union (AU) and the Associat... More

2018 WPBSA Annual General Meeting

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Annual General Meeting was held today on Wednesday 12th December during the Scottish Open in Glasgow. Both Jason Ferguson and Ken Doherty stood for re-election to the board as directors and were unanimously elected by the membership. WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “I would once again like ... More

Snooker Supports Paris 2024 Olympic Bid

Billiard sports launched its bid to become part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Sports programme today at a special ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Hosted by the Billiards 2024 Committee and supported by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and World Snooker, the event represents a significant milestone billiard sports’ bid ... More

World Women’s Snooker

We are today pleased to announce that World Ladies Billiards and Snooker will now be known as World Women’s Snooker (WWS) as the organisation continues to develop its strategy. This new name is instantly recognisable and completes a gradual transition which has seen the introduction of the World Women’s Snooker Tour and a full rebrand of our most ... More