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Amin Sanjaei wins marathon match against Joshua Burns

3 hours 11 minutes long marathon match of Group L between Iranian player Amin Sanjaei and Joshua Burns was the last exciting match of the day. Through out these long hours, the match swung from this side to that and reverse. Finally, Amin Sanjaei came out from venue as winner.

Tournament Info: World Billiards, 6Reds and Team Snooker 2019

IBSF is pleased to announce that Myanmar Billiards & Snooker Federation (MBSF) will be hosting the Myanmar Open Billiards, World Billiards (150Up) and World 6Reds, World Team Snooker championships 2019 from 9th September till 25th September 2019 at Mandalay, Myanmar.

Dates for Billiards: 9th – 15th September 2019 (Billiards final will be on 15th September);
Dates for World 6Red and Team Snooker: 16th – 25th September 2018 (with Official Opening Ceremony, players/ referees meeting on 15th)

Entry for the above 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 18th August 2019.
 
Billiards: Entry is Open. A member country is allowed enter as many players as required. If a country requires additional places they should contact the Secretary to request additional places.

6Reds & Team Snooker:
  • Each country is allowed to send 2 Teams of 2 players in Men, 4 Teams of 2 players for Women and 2 Teams of 2 players for Masters. Host country may send 8 teams in each event.
  • Each country is allowed to send 2 players of Men, and Women for the 6 Red in addition to the players from the Team events. Total of 10 players per country. Host country may enter 20 players in total.
  • Each region is allowed to send the winner and runner-up of their continent 6 Red and team Championship both Men and Women.

Entry fee for the competition is USD 70.00 per player per championship and must pay to the IBSF Tournament Committee before the start of championships.

17 International Referees from outside Myanmar will be selected to participate. The number of referees allocated for each IBSF Region is as follows:
Africa: 2, America: 1, Asia: 6, Europe: 6, Oceania: 2.
Nominations of referees must be sent to the regional referee associations before the 14th July 2019. International referees will receive US$ 400 from the IBSF (Air ticket support).

ABOUT MYANMAR and MANDALAY

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

Early civilisations in Myanmar included the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu city-states in Upper Burma and the Mon kingdoms in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Bama people entered the upper Irrawaddy valley and, following the establishment of the Pagan Kingdom in the 1050s, the Burmese language, culture and Theravada Buddhism slowly became dominant in the country. Myanmar is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources.

MANDALAY is a city and former royal capital in northern Myanmar on the Irrawaddy River. In its centre is the restored Mandalay Palace from the Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat. Mandalay Hill provides view of the city from its summit, which is reached by covered stairway. At its foot, the Kuthodaw Pagoda houses hundreds of Buddhist-scripture-inscribed marble slabs.
 


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Host Association: Myanmar Billiards and Snooker Federation
Address of the Association: Aung San Memorial Stadium, Mingular Taung Nyun, Township, Yangon

Host city: MANDALAY

HOST ASSOCIATION CONTACT
President: Dr. Min Niang
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Secretary: Khin Miang Oo
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HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Pullman Hotel
Postal Address: 73rd Street Between Tha Zin and Ngu Shwe Wah Streets Chanmytharzi Township, Mandalay,

HOTEL RATES
Room rates including Breakfast & Taxes:
Single room: 90 USD
Double/Twin room: 100 USD
Triple Room (Extra Bed): 150 USD

VENUE INFORMATION
Multi-Purpose Stadium (800 meters away from Hotel)

Match Tables: 16
Practice tables: 4 (in venue)
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: 500

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Name of nearest international airport: Mandalay International Airport, Mandalay
Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport: BUS
Travel Time: 30 Minutes
Average Cost: FREE OF CHARGE.

PRIZE MONEY:
Billiards
Myanmar Open Billiards prize fund US$ 4,000.00
World Billiards (150 Up) prize fund US$ 8,000.00

Team Snooker
Men Team Championship prize fund US$ 5600.00
Women Team Championship prize fund US$ 3000.00
Masters Championship prize fund US$ 3,200.00

6Reds
Men Championship prize fund US$ 7200.00
Women Championship prize fund US$ 2400.00

VISAS
Visa is required by many countries. Please check the requirements from Myanmar Embassy in your country.  For Visa invite letter, pleases contact Myanmar Billiards and Snooker Association.

Anti Doping:
Anti-doping will be conducted in accordance with IBSF and WADA Regulations. Please consult the IBSF website for further information, and to view the current WADA Prohibited List Players may be subjected to Drug Testing in accordance with the WCBS Drugs in Sport Policy.

Please note that athletes must complete a TUE application process to apply for authorization to take medications which fall under the Prohibited List - before they take medication

Media Obligation
Note that all players are required to participate in media engagements should they be requested in Pre-Tournament Media. They will not exceed 1 hour in total on the day prior to their first scheduled match of the tournament. It is also a condition of entry that each player must be willing to give on-court interviews for television immediately after the match has been won or lost, and to attend a post- match press conference on request. In order to assist with the promotion of the tournament and game in general, it is a condition of entry that each player must be willing to participate on request in at least one appropriate activity of not more than 1 hour (such as autograph signings, participating in ’meet the public’ question and answer sessions, etc)

CURRENCY
Local currency is KYAT.
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