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Tournament Info: World Snooker Under-16 Championships 2018

Tournament Info: World Snooker Under-16 Championships 2018

On behalf of the Federation of Billiards Sports of Russia (FBSR), the IBSF extends invitation to all member countries for sending players to take part in the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championships (Men and Women) 2018. The championships are schedule from 30th September till 6th October 2018 at St. Petersburg, Russia.

Please use 'submission of entry system' on our website ibsf.info to send entries. The last date of sending entry is 10th September 2018. Please note that system will not accept incomplete entries. Also ensure that your player picture should not be less than 300 dpi. Players should be less than 16 years old on the 31st December 2017. Players born from 2002 and after are eligible. All players must present their passport to the Tournament Office before the start of the matches.

Each country is allowed to send 6 players (Men & Women) per tournament. The Entry fee of US$ 50.00 per player must be paid to the host Association on the first day of the championship.

Referee and Player meetings will be on the 30th September followed by Opening ceremony.

ABOUT St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, it was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, and it remains the country’s cultural center, with venues like the hypermodern Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to abstract works by Kandinsky.


HOST ASSOCIATION: Federation of Billiards Sports of Russia (FBSR)

International Relationship: Alexander Pukhlenko
Tel. +79219610846; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Snooker Department:
Sergey Ryabinin: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +79129237115

Grand Canyon Hotel Postal Address: 190000, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Street. Shostakovich, 2
Tel.: +7 800 700-52-92
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Site:     http://grandcanyon-hotel.ru/

Participants book the hotel by himself,  in the process of booking at the hotel can use the code word SNOOKER for a discount of 10% of the declared prices of the hotel.

ROOM RATES in US$ (breakfast not included, taxes including) per day:
SGL standard - 50$
DBL TWIN standard - 55$
DBL comfort - 60$
DBL TWIN business - 65$
DBL TWIN luxe - 80$
DBL TWIN deluxe - 100$
Breakfast: 5 $
Business lunch: 5 $
Dinner: 8 $

194355, St-Petersburg, ul. Kultury 41, TEC “Park-house”
Tel/Fax N°.:  +7 812 408 52 58 Website address: http://playpool.ru/

The travel time from Hotel to venue:  4 km / 45 minutes to walk (15 minutes by car). Free shuttle bus will be available

Number of tables: 8
Number of Practice Table: 4
Make of tables: Shender
Balls: Aramith
Cloth: 6811 Tournament
Scoring: Electronic
Type of Floor Covering: Hard


“Pulkovo”, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Meeting in airport and transfer airport-hotel-airport will be cost 20 Euros per person for a return transport. Travel time to hotel 40 – 50 minutes

(Provided by the host association)

For Men US$ 3500   
Winner 1200
Finalist - 600
3rd place - 300х2
5-8 place - 150х4
9 -16 place - 50х8
Highest Break 100

For Women US$ 1500
Winner - 600
Finalist - 300
3rd place - 150x2
5-8 place - 50х4
The highest break is 100

Dress Code:
Please advise your players that the dress code will be strictly adhered to. All players must wear a waistcoat whilst playing.

  • Evening dress or dark-suit together with waist-coat shall be worn in all sessions of the matches. Long-sleeve shirts buttoned at the wrist, waistcoats and bow-ties, shall be worn for all matches, save when the venue conditions are hot and humid, and, in which case, certain relaxation to dress-code requirements may be decided thereupon by the Championship Committee.
  • Players will be allowed to wear a sponsor’s logo on the waistcoat with a maximum size of 100 mm x 40 mm or 80 mm in diameter. The Host NSA will inform players if their logos may be worn during any televised stages of the Championship and that players wear them belonging to the Host NSA’s sponsor(s) at no cost to the players.
  • The Host NSA will decide the appropriate dress-code for any official functions.
  • Failure to comply with the prescribed dress-code may result in the forfeiture of the match by the players in default.

Doping Test:
Players may be subjected to Drug testing in accordance with the WCBS Drugs in Sport Policy.

Visas are required by many countries; please check with the Russian embassy in your country
Possible visa support from hotel. (Booking confirmation).
If you require an official Invitation please fill the visa support letter.

Local currency is Russian Roubles.

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