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Tournament Info: 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championships (150 Up and Long Up)

QBSF Academy, Doha, Qatar QBSF Academy, Doha, Qatar

IBSF would like to inform that Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation will now host the 2017 IBSF World Billiards championship (150Up and Long Up formats) from 9th November till 15th November 2017 at QBSF Academy in Doha, Qatar.

The IBSF is thankful for this great gesture shown by Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation that without any hesitation they sent bid to host Snooker as well as Billiards championship for the year 2017 in Doha.

Entry for the Championships have already been started and Member Countries can now enter their players’ names and details on IBSF Online Entry System using their login credentials. Closing date for entries is 24th October 2017.
 
Each country can send maximum six (06) players per tournament (+) the previous year IBSF Champion. Each region is also allowed to enter winner of their regional championship.

Please note that the countries who have not paid the IBSF Annual Membership Fee will not be allowed to enter their players. It is hereby requested to pay the IBSF Annual Membership to avoid such disqualifications.

Entry fee for the competition is USD 70.00 per player per championship and must pay to the IBSF Treasurer before the start of championships.

The referees and players meeting will be held on the 8th November 2017 followed by the Opening Ceremony. Play will start at on the 9th November.

The IBSF is looking forward to welcome you in Doha, Qatar.

ABOUT DOHA

Doha is the capital city and most populous city of the State of Qatar. The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 50% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is also the economic centre of the country. It comprises one of the municipalities of Qatar.

Doha was founded in the 1820s as an offshoot of Al Bidda. It was officially declared as the country's capital in 1971, when Qatar gained independence. As the commercial capital of Qatar and one of the emergent financial centres in the Middle East, Doha is considered a world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Doha accommodates Education City, an area devoted to research and education.

Doha has a population of 1,351,000 in a city proper with the population close to 1.5 million. The climate during the competition time is expected to be 29.5 °C (Average High) to 19.5 °C (Average Low).

The local currency is Qatar Riyal

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Host Association: Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation
Address of the Association: Rawdat Al Khayl Street, P.O.Box 8996 – Doha – Qatar
Host city: Doha

HOST ASSOCIATION CONTACT
President: Mohammad Mubarak Al Ramzani
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Mobile: +974 55808880
Tel/Fax: +97444356099/44356 077

Secretary: Mohammad Salem Al Nuaimi
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Mobile: +974 55566227
Tel / Fax: +97444356099/44356 077



HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre
Postal Address: Rawdat Al Khayl Street, Doha - Qatar
Tel/Fax N°.: +974 4408 4888 / +974 4408 4008
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Website address: www.holidayvilladoha.com

HOTEL RATES
Room rates including Breakfast & Taxes:
Single room: 90 USD
Double/Twin room: 100 USD

VENUE INFORMATION
Venue address: QBSF Academy, Rawdat Al Khail Street, Doha, Qatar
Tel / FAX: +97444356099 / 44356077. Email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Website: www.qbsf.qa

Match Tables: 6
Practice tables: 6 after play finish
Make of tables: SHENDER
Cloth: Strachan: 6811 Tournament
Balls: Aramith 1G
Scoring system: Electronic
Air Conditioning: Yes
Type of floor covering: Carpet
Seating / number of spectators: 200

TRAVEL
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
Name of nearest international airport: Hamad International Airport - Doha
Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport will be available FREE OF CHARGE - all participants will be greeted by the QBSF representatives upon arrival subject to arrival information being forwarded in advance.

The travel time from Hotel to venue: 3 minutes (10 minutes walk)

PRIZE MONEY:
150 Up Championship minimum prize fund US$ 8,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$200 + Certificate

Long Up Championship minmum prize fund US$ 8,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$500 + Certificate

VISAS
Visas will be issued free of charge to all participants (Copy of Passport to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

DRUG TESTING
Players may be subjected to Drug Testing in accordance with the WCBS Drugs in Sport Policy.

CURRENCY
Local currency is Qatar Riyal.
The currency rate USD 1.00 = QR 3.65 Qatar Riyal.
 

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