The 2019 Pan American Snooker Championship will be staged at Q Ball Snooker & Pool in Houston, Texas this year.
The newly formed Pan American Billiards and Snooker Association (PABSA) will host this prestigious international snooker event from January 30 to February 3.
The competition will boast the top 48 players from North and South America, including former professionals from the region.
It will be spearheaded by players such as Brazilian pair Igor Figueiredo and Itaro Santos, while there will also be pool professionals like Corey Deuel participating in the competition.
Top cueists from the likes of Canada, USA and Bermuda will be competing to win the Pan American Snooker Championship title.
The Pan American Snooker Championship will commence just days after the conclusion of the 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship qualifying event at Q Ball Snooker & Pool, giving those eligible players the opportunity to compete in both competitions.
In addition, PABSA will be holding regional billiards events, the first set to be staged in Winnipeg, Canada in May of 2019.
Women’s and Masters tournaments will be held from 2020 as part of the Pan American Championships.
Prior to the upcoming Pan American Snooker Championship, PABSA will hold their first meeting and it is anticipated that Jason Ferguson, the chairman of both the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the World Snooker Federation (WSF), will be present.
Ajeya Prabhakar, PABSA president said: “We are extremely proud to be able to hold the Pan American Snooker Championships in the US and we are looking to grow from strength to strength in our region.”
“We have a lot of history with snooker in the region and we are happy that its again growing with clubs and viewership expanding here.
“We would like to thank the WSF and especially Jason Ferguson for patiently working with us and the unwavering support he has given us.”
Learn more about PABSA at its website: www.pabsa.org