We’ve reached the Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals stage in Belfast but there’s more worth mentioning from the last week in the sport.
Tag: IBSF World Championship
This weekend’s focus will primarily be on the conclusion of the Champion of Champions event but let’s first briefly review the last week in the sport.
Teenager Chang Bingyu has won the IBSF World Championship after an 8-3 victory over He Guoqiang in an all-Chinese final in Myanmar. Chang, who lost to He in the last four of the IBSF World Under-18 Championship, bossed the showdown for glory at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Yangon. The[Read More…]
After the completion of the Northern Ireland Open on Sunday, we’re feeling a bit snookered with the lack of professional snooker on our screens for the next week or so. It’s a timely opportunity to recharge the batteries a little ahead of the UK Championship in York, the second biggest[Read More…]
Pankaj Advani has won the IBSF World Amateur Championship for a third time after beating Amir Sarkhosh 8-2 in the final in Qatar. The Indian, who also won the tournament in 2003 and 2015, was one of the pre-tournament favourites and duly delivered again on the big stage to record[Read More…]
Qatar looks set to stage the IBSF World Championships for a second year in succession after offering to replace Malta as the host nation. Malta withdrew from hosting November’s edition of the prestigious amateur competition, citing “circumstances beyond their control.” The IBSF subsequently asked other member nations if they could[Read More…]
The International Federation of Billiards and Snooker is looking for a new host for its World Championships after Malta pulled out of staging the 2017 edition. Malta had been due to host the prestigious amateur tournament in November but “due to circumstances beyond their control” have let the IBSF know[Read More…]
Soheil Vahedi has won the IBSF World Championship after a fantastic 8-1 victory over Andrew Pagett in Qatar. In doing so, he becomes the second Iranian to capture the most prestigious amateur title after compatriot Hossein Vafaei Ayouri’s success in 2011. The triumph will also mean a likely invitation onto[Read More…]
Michael Judge is into the quarter-finals of the IBSF World Amateur Championship after two knockout victories in Doha on Sunday. The Irishman edged 2012 champion Muhammad Asif 5-3 in the last 32 before a more convincing 5-0 whitewash of Manan Chandra. Judge spent 20 years as a professional player between[Read More…]
TJ Dowling and Michael Judge are both into the last 32 of the IBSF World Amateur Championship in Qatar. Fellow Irishman Jason Devaney is out, though, after falling at the second knockout stage to former professional Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon. The top ranked player from Ireland last season lost 4-0 to the[Read More…]