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242 cueists to compete in the mega event ‘IBSF World Snooker’

242 cueists from 51 countries must all be making last minute preparations as the 2013 IBSF World Snooker Championship gets closer and closer. The mega event is to begin November 27th at the awesome Daugavpils Olympic Sports Center in the picturesque city of  Daugavpils, Latvia and will finish on December 8th.

Of the 242 players who shall participate in this massive event, 126 will fight it out for the Men's trophy.  The Masters and Women events will see 74 and 42 contestants respectively. Their battleground, that 6’x12’ area with the green baize, is to be provided by ‘Shender’ the official table provider to IBSF, Snooker Balls from ‘Aramith’ and the table cloth by ‘Strachan’.

While the players are honing their game, the city of Daugavpils is also busy getting ready to welcome their guests. Dinaburg Hotel and Park Hotel Latgola will play the host to all the visitors.

IBSF wishes all the players best of luck and the city of Daugavpils anxiously awaits to make your stay a pleasant one.

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Gilchrist claims much awaited World Billiards title

Peter Gilchrist from Singapore won his maiden World Billiards (Long-Up) title under the banner of IBSF-WBL here in Leeds, England. Before this, he had won the World Professional Billiards championship twice in the year 1994 and 2001 but never got to win the championship conducted by IBSF.

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