IBSF – A step towards Olympics

IBSF is constantly working on Olympic movements to include our sport in future Olympic Games. For this, during the ongoing 5th Indoor Asian Games in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), the IBSF President, Mr. Mubarak Al-Khayarin and IBSF Treasurer, Mr. Michael Al-Khoury held meetings with many dignitaries from the Olympic Council of Asia.

Mr. Mubarak, during his meeting with Shaikh Ahmad Al-Sabah, the President of Association of National Olympic Committees at Olympic Council of Asia, placed many important points for inclusion of Billiard Sports in Olympics and in return the President ANOC assured full support to WCBS, IBSF and ACBS.

After that the ACBS representative also attended the Olympic Council of Asia’s Sports Committee Meeting where the Asian Federation was congratulated by OCA for their splendid arrangements done for organizing Billiard Sports in Asian Indoor Games 2017.




Jimmy White meets IBSF President in Doha

Former professional Snooker player, who now competes with an invitational tour card, the Legendary Jimmy White from England was in Doha, Qatar for Qatar Snooker’s training program.

During his visit, he also met IBSF President, Mr. Mubarak Al-Khayarin and they discussed in length about snooker. This meeting will be helpful in future programs of the IBSF.


Tournament Info: World Open Under-16 Snooker Championships (Men and Women)

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) 2017. The championships are schedule from 1st October till 8th October 2017 at Center for billiard sports" PLAYPOOL in St. Petersburg.

Please use 'submission of entry system' on our website to send entries. The last date of sending entry is 15th September 2017. Please note that system will not accept incomplete entries. Also ensure that your player picture should not be less than 300 dpi.

Each country is allowed to send unlimited number of players (Men and 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 1st October 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 ORGANIZER: 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.

Grand Canyon, 194358, St. Petersburg, Shostakovich st. 2,
Tel.: +78127035292
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prices for accommodation, excluding breakfast, per day:
Single room: 2950 rub. / 50 $
Double, Twin Room: 3300 rub. / 55 $
Business Standard Room: 3700 rub. / 60 $
It is possible of an extra bed in some rooms.
For the reservation, should use the code word “SNOOKER”

Breakfast: 250 RUB. / 5 $
Business lunch: 250 RUB. / 5 $
Dinner: 450 rubles. / 8 $
The ruble exchange rate (approx.): 1 $ = 60 rub.

"Center for billiard sports" PLAYPOOL ", 195276 St. Petersburg, Culture Ave. 41,
(Metro stations: “Prospect Prosveshcheniia” or “Grazhdanskii Prospect”).
A bus will be arranged between the hotel and the venue to the matches start.
The transfer time is 10-15 minutes. Taxi price is approx. 3 $.

Number of tables: 8
Make of tables: Shender
Balls: Aramith
Cloth: Strachan 6811

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: “Pulkovo”, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Meeting in airport and transfer airport-hotel-airport will be cost 20 Euros per person.

(Provided by the host association)

For Men US$ 3500
The winner is 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

For requirement of Visa Invitation Letter, please send copy of your passport to Mr.Sergey Ryabinin; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Players can be tested for a doping test in accordance with the requirements of WADA.

Local currency is Russian Roubles.


Tournament Info: 2017 IBSF World Snooker Championships (Men, Women and Masters)

IBSF is glad to inform that Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation will now be hosting the 2017 IBSF World Snooker championship (Men, Women and Masters) from 17th November till 27th November 2017 at Al-Arabi Sports Club, Doha, Qatar.
First of all, IBSF would like to thank Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation for their agreement to host these championships in Doha at very short notice. IBSF had specified a deadline till 18th August 2017 for the bidding of IBSF (Men, Women and Masters) Snooker Championship 2017. Qatar was the only country that responded before the 18th August and agreed to host these championships.

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 October 2017.
Each country is allowed to send maximum 3 players in Men, 3 Players in Masters and 4 Players in Women competition. 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 and must pay to the IBSF Treasurer before the start of championships.

Requests for referees will be sent under separate letter. Nominations of referees must be sent to their regional referee associations before the 30th September 2017. International referees will receive a subsidy of US$ 400 from the IBSF towards their Air ticket support.

The referees meeting will be held on the 17th November 2017 at the Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre, Doha, at 1900 hours (7:00 pm) then the players meeting at 1930 hours (7:30 pm) followed by the Opening Ceremony at 2000 hours (8:00 PM). Play will start at 10:00 am on the 18th November.

Details on the 2017 IBSF AGM will be provided in due course in a separate letter.


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

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

President: Mohammad Mubarak Al Ramzani
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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


Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre
Postal Address: Rawdat Al Khayl Street, Doha - Qatar
Tel/Fax N°.: +974 4408 4888 / +974 4408 4008
E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website address:

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

Venue address: Al-Arabi Sports Club – Doha, Qatar

Match Tables: 20 at the Al-Arabi Sports Club
Practice tables: 6 at the Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation Academy
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

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: 15-20 minutes
The travel time from Hotel to Practice: 3 minutes

Men Championship minimum prize fund US$ 16,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$500 + Certificate

Women Championship minmum prize fund US$ 6,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$200 + Certificate

Masters Championship minimum prize fund US$ 8,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$300 + Certificate

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 10%
9th-16th - Certificate for reaching the last 16 10%
17th-32nd - Certificate for qualifying for the last 32

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. )

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

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


Pakistan-2 wins World Team Snooker Championship

Pakistan-2 team having former World Champion Muhammad Asif and current World No.4 World 6Reds Babar Masih edged out another team from Pakistan Muhammad Sajjad and Asjad Iqbal to win the 2017 IBSF World Men Team Snooker championship here at Hurghada, Egypt.




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