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Tournament Info: World Snooker Championships 2019 - Antalya

Tournament Info: World Snooker Championships 2019 - Antalya
IBSF announces the dates for the IBSF World World Snooker championships (Men, Women and Masters) from 29th October 2019 till 09th November 2019 at Starlight Resort Hotel in Antalya, Turkey. We would like to thank and congratulate Turkish Billiards Federation for their confirmation to host World Championships in their country.

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 28th September 2019.
 
Each country is allowed to send, 4 players in each championship (men, women and masters). Each region is also allowed to send the winner and runner-up of the regional championship.

Please note, Countries that have not paid the IBSF annual membership for 2019 will not be allowed to use the online system 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.

22 International Referees from outside Turkey are invited to participate.
The number of referees allocated for each IBSF Region is as follows:
Africa: 2, America: 2, Asia: 8, Europe: 8, Oceania: 2.  
Nominations of referees must be sent to the regional referee associations before the 22nd September 2019. International referees will receive a subsidy of US$ 400 from the IBSF towards Air ticket support.

The referees’ meeting will be held on the 28th October 2019 at 1800 hours in the Starlight Resort Hotel followed by the players meeting in the same venue at 1830 hours followed by the Opening Ceremony at 1900 hours. Matches will start on 29th October 2019 at 10:00 am with the finals to be played on 9th November 2019.

The 2019 IBSF AGM will be held in the Hotel on the 3rd November 2019. Full details will be provided in due course in a separate letter.

Important Information for all Players
“The Winner and the Runner Up of the IBSF World Snooker Championship Men shall be eligible to participate in the 2020 Asian Tour events (Qatar, China & India) as well as the “QATAR 6Red World Cup 2019” in Doha Qatar.”
“The Winner of IBSF World Snooker Championship Men will get support to participate in Q school, US$ 1,000 ticket support & GBP 1,000 registration fee”


ABOUT ANTALYA
Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It's a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views.

“Antalya is situated at the end of a gulf, the namesake of the city, and extends over a green plateau that lies parallel to the sea. With its blue sea, luminous sky, the ever-changing colour of its mountains and lush green vegetation, the city is a festival of colours.”

The climate during the competition time is expected to be 20°C.

The local currency is Turkish Lira.


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Host Association: Turkish Billiards Federation
Address of the Association: Turkish Billiards Federation, Cinnah Cad., Aziziye, Mah.No 52/2 Cankaya/Ankara, Turkey

Host city: Antalya

HOST ASSOCIATION CONTACT
Vice-President: Dr. Muhammed Leysi
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mobile: +90 543 208 00 00

Organizing Director: Mustafa Nesimi Telli
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mobile: +90 5553 907 06 27

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
All hotel reservations must be done through the Turkish Billiards Federation ONLY by entering your accommodation requirements on the IBSF online entry system.

Starlight Resort Hotel, Antalya
Website address https://worldofsunrise.com/en/hotels/starlight-resort
 

HOTEL RATES
Room rates including 3 meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + additional snack meal + soft Drinks:
Single room: US$ 120.00
Double/Twin room: US$ 160.00

VENUE INFORMATION
Within Starlight Resort Hotel, Antalya

Match Tables: 16
Practice tables: 4
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: Antalya International Airport
Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport: Time 1 Hour - Cost €20

All participants will be greeted by the TBF representatives upon arrival subject to arrival information being forwarded in advance.

The travel time from Hotel to venue: Match Tables and Practice Tables are within the same hotel.

PRIZE MONEY:
IBSF will contribute $10,000.00 to prize fund.
- Women Championship minimum prize fund = Entry Fees plus $2000 from IBSF
Championship Highest Break – US$200 + Certificate
- Men Championship minimum prize fund = Entry Fees plus $5000 from IBSF
Championship Highest Break – US$500 + Certificate
- Masters Championship minimum prize fund = Entry Fees plus $3000 from IBSF
Championship Highest Break – US$300 + Certificate

Prize money breakdown
Winner - Trophy, Certificate and Medal as Champion 40%
Runner-up - Trophy, Certificate and Medal as Runner-up 20%
3rd place x 2 - Trophy, Certificate and Medal 20%
5th-8th - Certificate for reaching the last 8 20%

VISAS
You are kindly requested to share the form attached regarding the entry visa of Turkey. Most of the countries can apply online on the website https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
For those who need to have a support visa letter, they must write to Turkish Billiards Federation with a copy of their passport ASAP

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

CURRENCY
The currency rate USD 1.00 = 5.8 TL.
 
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