Scores & Results | 2018 Canadian Pool Championships


Open 8-Ball – Double Elimination


Women’s 8-Ball – Double Elimination

Open 10-Ball – Double Elimination

Women’s 10-Ball – Double Elimination

2018 Canadian Amateur & Junior Pool Championships – Toronto, ON | May 28 to June 3

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 CANADIAN AMATEUR & JUNIOR POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS will be hosted at The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario hosted from May 28th to June 3rd, 2018.

 

 


VENUE

The Corner Bank Sports Bar & Grill
925 Warden Avenue
Scarborough, ON  M1L 4C5

 


DATES & DIVISIONS

The dates for each division are as follows:

Amateur 10-Ball (Men’s & Women’s) – May 28 to May 29

Amateur 8-Ball (Men’s & Women’s) – May 30 to May 31

Amateur 9-Ball (Men’s & Women’s) – June 1 to June 2

Junior 9-Ball (U17 & U19 Divisions) – June 2 to 3

 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Double Elimination
  • Single extended race Final
  • Maximum: 64 Players
  • TOURNAMENT MATCH FORMATS:
    • Amateur Men’s 10-Ball: Race to 9 (Final: 11)
    • Amateur Women’s 10-Ball: Race to 9 (Final: 11)
    • Amateur Men’s 8-Ball: Race to 7  (Final: 9)
    • Amateur Men’s 9-Ball: Race to 9 (Final: 11)
    • Amateur Women’s 8-Ball: Race to 7 (Final: 9)
    • Amateur Women’s 9-Ball: Race to 9 (Final: 11)
    • Junior 9-Ball: Race to 9 (Final: 11)

 


REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE

Each spot filled in each division must be accompanied by the following fees:

ENTRY FEE: $150

PROVINCIAL AFFILIATION FEE: $25

All entries are subject to the approval of your respective provincial association. Contact your provincial representative to determine qualification requirements in your province. Each entry fee is accompanied by a $25 provincial association membership fee.

The deadline to submit your entry is FRIDAY, MAY 25th

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR ENTRY
(PLEASE NOTE: An additional fee will be applied by Eventbrite.ca at checkout.)

Once collected, entry fees will be subject to the discretion of your resident provincial association and CBSA. Once an entry has been approved and payment has been received, the registered player will be entered into the draw and the fee will be non-refundable.


HOTEL INFO

Two host hotels have partnered with CBSA to offer the following rates:

 

Radisson Hotel
55 Hallcrown Place
416-493-7000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $115/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE

The Edward
185 Yorkland Blvd.
416-493-9000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $109/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE


RULES, FORMAT & DRAW

Click here to view additional information about the 2018 Championships

 

ELIGIBILITY

Amateur Divisions

Amateur classification is recognized at the provincial level through your respective provincial organizations. If you are uncertain whether or not you are eligible to play in the amateur division, contact your provincial representative.

Junior Division

To be eligible to play in the U19 Junior division, you must be 18 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2018.

To be eligible to play in the U17 Junior division, you must be 16 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2018.

 

 


If you have any additional questions about the championships, please contact Randall Morrison (randall.morrison@cbsa.ca) or John White (john.white@cbsa.ca). 

 

 

 

 

2018 Canadian Pool Championships – Toronto, ON | May 22 to 27

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 CANADIAN OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS will be hosted at The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario hosted from May 22-27th, 2018.

 

Register to play in the Canadian Pool Championship with the details below for your chance to represent the country at the WPA World Championships.


VENUE

The Corner Bank Sports Bar & Grill
925 Warden Avenue
Scarborough, ON  M1L 4C5

 


DATES & DIVISIONS

The dates for each division are as follows:

Open 8-Ball & Womens 8-Ball – May 22 to May 23

Open 10-Ball Womens 10-Ball – May 24 to May 25

Open 9-Ball Womens 9-Ball – May 26 to May 27

 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Double Elimination
  • Single extended race Final
  • Maximum: 64 Players
  • TOURNAMENT MATCH FORMATS:
    • Open 8-Ball: Race to 9  (Final: 11)
    • Open 9-Ball: Race to 11 (Final: 15)
    • Open 10-Ball: Race to 10 (Final: 13)
    • Women’s 8-Ball: Race to 7 (Final: 9)
    • Women’s 9-Ball: Race to 9 (Final: 11)
    • Women’s 10-Ball: Race to 7 (Final: 10)

 


REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE

Each spot filled in each division must be accompanied by the following fees:

ENTRY FEE: $225

PROVINCIAL AFFILIATION FEE: $25

All entries are subject to the approval of your respective provincial association. Contact your provincial representative to determine qualification requirements in your province. Each entry fee is accompanied by a $25 provincial association membership fee.

The deadline to submit your entry is FRIDAY, MAY 18th

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR ENTRY
(PLEASE NOTE: An additional fee will be applied by Eventbrite.ca at checkout.)

Once collected, entry fees will be subject to the discretion of your resident provincial association and CBSA. Once an entry has been approved and payment has been received, the registered player will be entered into the draw and the fee will be non-refundable.


HOTEL INFO

Two host hotels have partnered with CBSA to offer the following rates:

 

Radisson Hotel
55 Hallcrown Place
416-493-7000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $115/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE

The Edward
185 Yorkland Blvd.
416-493-9000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $109/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE


 

RULES, FORMAT & DRAW

Click here to view additional information about the 2018 Championships

 


PRIZE MONEY & INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONS

INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONS

Open 8-Ball, 9-Ball & 10-Ball

In the Open divisions, the winner and runner-up will receive the first two invitations to represent Canada at each respective World Championship. $2,000 in prize money for world expenses will be held for the winner of each division.

For all other international pool competitions sanctioned by the WPA, the order of invitation will be determined based on the combined 2018 CBSA Pool Rankings.

Women’s 8-Ball, 9-Ball & 10-Ball

In the Women’s divisions, the winner and runner-up will receive the first two invitations to represent Canada at each respective World Championship. $1,200 in prize money for world expenses will be held for the winner of each division.


If you have any additional questions about the championships, please contact Randall Morrison (randall.morrison@cbsa.ca) or John White (john.white@cbsa.ca). 

 

 

 

 

Scores & Results | 2018 Canadian Snooker Championship

Open Snooker – Single Elimination


Scores & Results | 2018 Canadian Senior Snooker Championship

Senior Draw – Double Elimination


National Head Coach of Cue Sports: Cliff Thorburn


The Canadian Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Cliff Thorburn as the national head coach of cue sports.

Cliff’s reputation and accomplishments speak for themselves. As a former world professional snooker champion, he has been enshrined into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and has been awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the sport of snooker.

Cliff’s mandate as Canada’s head coach will be to grow the sport through education and to broaden the demographic awareness of cue sports on a national scale. He will work closely with the CBSA to set up coaching programs in all the major centres from coast to coast. Currently, the CBSA has affiliations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ottawa, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax and Sydney to name just a few cities.

The CBSA is nationally recognized as the governing body of cue sports in Canada and is sanctioned under the auspices of the World Snooker Association.

2018 Canadian Snooker Championships – Toronto, ON | May 3 to 6

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 CANADIAN OPEN SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS will once again return to The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario hosted from May 3-6th, 2018.

 


VENUE

The Corner Bank Sports Bar & Grill
925 Warden Avenue
Scarborough, ON  M1L 4C5

 


TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Single Elimination
  • Consolation Bracket for First-Round Losers (optional)
  • Maximum: 64 Players
  • TOURNAMENT MATCH FORMATS:
    • Rounds 1-3: Best of 7 Frames
    • Quarterfinals: Best of 9 Frames
    • Semifinals: Best of 11 Frames
    • FINAL: Best of 13 Frames
  • CONSOLATION BRACKET MATCH FORMATS:
    • Best of 5 Frames
    • Semifinals & FINAL: Best of 7 Frames

A player’s meeting will be held at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2nd – Play begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 3rd 

 


REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE

ENTRY FEE: $250

PROVINCIAL AFFILIATION FEE: $25

All entries are subject to the approval of your respective provincial association. Contact your provincial representative to determine qualification requirements in your province. Each entry fee is accompanied by a $25 provincial association membership fee.

The deadline to submit your entry is MONDAY, APRIL 30th

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR ENTRY
(PLEASE NOTE: An additional fee will be applied by Eventbrite.ca at checkout.)

Once collected, entry fees will be subject to the discretion of your resident provincial association and CBSA. Once an entry has been approved and payment has been received, the registered player will be entered into the draw and the fee will be non-refundable.


HOTEL INFO

Two host hotels have partnered with CBSA to offer the following rates:

 

Radisson Hotel
55 Hallcrown Place
416-493-7000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $115/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE

The Edward
185 Yorkland Blvd.
416-493-9000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $109/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE


SPOT ALLOCATIONS

There are 64 spots available in the draw for the 2018 Canadian Snooker Championships – each province is allocated a certain number of spots, as indicated in the table below:

 

 PROVINCE Spots Allocated
British Columbia 4
Alberta 5
Saskatchewan 3
Manitoba 5
Ontario 18
Quebec 14
New Brunswick 2
Newfoundland 2
Nova Scotia 5
Prince Edward Island 1
Host 2
CBSA Invitations 2
RETURNING CHAMPION 1

 

In the event that a province is unable to fill all spots allocated to them by April 15th, those unfilled spots will be made available to any eligible players in Canada, subject to the discretion of the CBSA.

DRESS CODE

  • Long-sleeved dress shirt, suit trousers and dress shoes.
  • Waistcoat and/or cummerbund with tie/bowtie.
  • No hats/headwear of any kind.

Requests for exemption to the dress code must be presented to the tournament director in advance of any match play.


PRIZE MONEY & INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONS

The prize pool for the Open Snooker championships is comprised of 100% of the ENTRY FEES submitted and will include

$2,000 expenses for the winner to represent Canada at either the 2018 IBSF World Snooker Championships (more info to be announced at ibsf.info), the 2019 WSF World Snooker Championships or the 2018 Pan American Championship.

Additional details surrounding these upcoming international events will be released as soon as they are available.


SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The seniors division of the Canadian Snooker Championship wiill be held on the preceding weekend, April 27 to 29.

Click the banner below for more information on the 2018 Canadian Senior Snooker Championship:


If you have any additional questions about the championships, please contact Randall Morrison (randall.morrison@cbsa.ca) or John White (john.white@cbsa.ca). 

 

 

 

 

2018 Canadian Senior Snooker Championships – Toronto, ON | April 27 to 29

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 CANADIAN SENIOR SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS will once again return to The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario hosted the weekend prior to the open championship from April 27 to 29th, 2018.

 


VENUE

The Corner Bank Sports Bar & Grill
925 Warden Avenue
Scarborough, ON  M1L 4C5

 


TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Double Elimination
  • Maximum: 32 Players
  • TOURNAMENT MATCH FORMATS:
    • Best of 5 Frames (A & B-side)
    • FINAL: Best of 7 Frames

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE

ENTRY FEE: $150

PROVINCIAL AFFILIATION FEE: $25

All entries are subject to the approval of your respective provincial association. Contact your provincial representative to determine qualification requirements in your province. Each entry fee is accompanied by a $25 provincial association membership fee.

The deadline to submit your entry is MONDAY, APRIL 23rd

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR ENTRY
(PLEASE NOTE: An additional fee will be applied by Eventbrite.ca at checkout.)

Once collected, entry fees will be subject to the discretion of your resident provincial association and CBSA. Once an entry has been approved and payment has been received, the registered player will be entered into the draw and the fee will be non-refundable.

SENIOR DIVISION ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to play in the Canadian Senior Snooker Championship, interested participants must be 55 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER on or before April 27th, 2018.

HOTEL INFO

Two host hotels have partnered with CBSA to offer the following rates:

 

Radisson Hotel
55 Hallcrown Place
416-493-7000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $115/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE

The Edward
185 Yorkland Blvd.
416-493-9000

Double occupancy with breakfast – $109/night

Registration Code: Mention Corner Bank while booking.

VIEW WEBSITE


SPOT ALLOCATIONS

There are 32 spots available in the draw for the 2018 Canadian Senior Snooker Championships – each province is allocated a certain number of spots, as indicated in the table below:

 

 PROVINCE Spots Allocated
British Columbia 2
Alberta 3
Saskatchewan 2
Manitoba 4
Ontario 9
Quebec 5
New Brunswick 2
Newfoundland 1
Nova Scotia 3
Prince Edward Island 1

 

In the event that a province is unable to fill all spots allocated to them by April 15th, those unfilled spots will be made available to any eligible players in Canada, subject to the discretion of the CBSA.

DRESS CODE

  • Long-sleeved dress shirt, suit trousers and dress shoes.
  • Waistcoat and/or cummerbund with tie/bowtie.
  • No hats/headwear of any kind.

Requests for exemption to the dress code must be presented to the tournament director in advance of any match play.


PRIZE MONEY & RING

The prize pool for the Senior Snooker championships includes a championship ring custom-made by Jostens Canada, plus $1,000 in added funds courtesy of the hosts at The Corner Bank.

 


If you have any additional questions about the championships, please contact Randall Morrison (randall.morrison@cbsa.ca) or John White (john.white@cbsa.ca). 

 

 

 

 

 

Results | 2017 Canadian Pool Championships


Open 8-Ball (Men)



Open 8-Ball (Women)




Open 9-Ball (Men)




Open 9-Ball (Women)




Open 10-Ball (Men)



Open 10-Ball (Women)



Amateur 8-Ball (Men)




Amateur 8-Ball (Women)




14.1 Continuous




One Pocket



2017 Vimy Ridge Classic – May 27 to June 2 | Winnipeg, MB

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that our national English Billiards affiliate, the Winnipeg Veterans’ English Billiards League will once again be hosting the 2017 Vimy Ridge Classic in association with World Billiards at Canada’s most venerable veterans organization at the Anavets Assinaboia Unit #283 club in Winnipeg, Manitoba!


 

The Vimy Ridge Classic is a Level 3 World Ranking event with £2,000+ in prize money and full world ranking points. It is played in the timed format and acts as a warm-up event for the main event, a Level 5 Major World Ranking event with £8,000 prize money and double ranking points.


This is the third bi-annual hosting of this event for the WVEBL and, like in years past, this tournament will be attracting a number of world-class international players from the UK, India and, for the first time, a player all the way from Australia. Returning to Winnipeg for the third time:

Mike Russell

Mike Russell is the pre-eminent proponent of the modern game of English Billiards. Born in 1969, Mike received his early billiards training in the Teesside Boys Billiards League with coaching from former BBC snooker commentator and billiards enthusiast Jack Karnehm (whose billiards training videos can still be found on YouTube). Mike became the youngest ever world champion in billiards at age 18, and has accumulated more world championships than any other player in the post-war modern era of billiards. He is one of only a very few players to generate a break of more than 1,000 points in the modern era. Mike is currently the national snooker and billiards coach in Malaysia, and is a third time visitor to Winnipeg, having won each of the two previous editions of the Americas Cup in 2013 and 2015.

 

Rob Hall

Rob Hall was born in 1984 and lives in Norton Disney, Lincolnshire, England where he helps manage and operate his family’s inn and convention centre along with his parents and brother. Rob has been a multiple English Amateur billiards champion, and was a finalist in the 2015 World Championships of Billiards in Leeds. He plays recreationally in the Lincoln & District League, where he sports a handicap of -800 in a league similar to the WVEBL. His highest break in competition was over 500 points, and he has managed a break of over 1,000 in practice. Rob is a third time visitor to Winnipeg, having won each of the two previous editions of the Vimy Ridge Classic tournament in 2013 and 2015.

Dhruv Sitwala

Dhruv was born in 1972 and lives in Mumbai, India where he works for the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation. He took up billiards at the relatively late age of 22, but in a country where billiards is said to be the second most popular sport after cricket, has become one of the stars of the game. Dhruv won the Asian Billiards Championship in both 2015 and 2016, and was a finalist in the World Billiards Championship at Leeds in both 2010 and 2016. His highest break in competition is 654. Dhruv is also a third time visitor to Winnipeg, having appeared in the two previous editions of the Vimy Ridge Memorial and the Americas Cup in 2013 and 2015. In the 2015 Americas Cup, Dhruv became the first cueist ever to complete a Long Up format match of 400-up in his first visit to the table, compiling a break of 400 points under the Baulk Line Rule.

 


For more information on this event, please visit the Winnipeg Veteran’s English Billiards League on Facebook, or http://world-billiards.com/!