The 2018 IBSF World Under-18 and Under-21 Snooker Championship has been successfully completed in the beautiful city of China’s Shandong province, JINAN. Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association hosted these championships with the support of Qilu University of Technology, Mai Mai Sports Pvt. Ltd. and other local sponsors.
The closing ceremony held with the prize distribution to all the medal winners at the competition hall in Arts and Sports Centre of Qilu University. The closing ceremony was attended by IBSF President Mubarak Al-Khayarin, Mr. Liu Chunsheng, Dy. General Secretary of CBSA, Mr. Xiu Zhentao, President of Multi Ball Sports Federation of Shandong, Mr. Liu Xin, Dy. Director of Jinan Administration of Sports, Mr. Chen Jiachuan, Principal, Qilu University of Technology along with dignitaries of other national federations and representative of sponsors.
Total three events were played over last 10 days for Men Under-18 and Men & Women Under-21 Snooker.
Overall, the championship was another successful event for IBSF and CBSA where all the participants are returning home with sweet memories.
The Under-18 Men competition won by Guo Qiang He of China with silver medal to Peifan Lei of China and bronze medal too to Chinese boys Bingyu Chang and Yisong Peng.
Under-21 Women title defended by Nutcharat Wongharuthai, who succeded third time in row. Chinese player Yulu Bai stays No.2 and the bronze medals to Thailand’s Thitaphon Nakkaew and Chinese player Xia Yuying.
The Under-21 Men competition is won by Wu Yize of China and the runner-up Pongsakorn Chongjairak of Thailand. The joint bronze shared by both the Chinese boys Bingyu Chang and Zhao Jianbo.
In the closing ceremony speech, the President IBSF, Mr. Mubarak Al-Khayarin extended warm thanks to everyone associated with this competition. He extended special thanks to all the volunteers who helped foreign delegates & players throughout the competition.
President IBSF also informed that both the finalists i.e. Wu Yize and Pongsakorn Chongjairak are qualified for the Asian Ranking tour events starting in September having prize money of USD 40000 at each event.