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/!

Live Stream & Results | 2017 Canadian Senior Snooker Championship


Senior Draw – Double Elimination


Live Stream & Results | 2017 Canadian Snooker Championship


Main Draw


Consolation Draw


2017 Canadian Senior Snooker Championships – Toronto, ON | May 19 to 21

 

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the 2017 CANADIAN SENIOR SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held at The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario, on the weekend following the Open Championship – May 19 to 21, 2017.

DRAW



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 must be accompanied by a $25 provincial association membership fee.

Entry fees that are not collected by your provincial representative can be submitted electronically by eTransfer to randall.morrison@cbsa.ca and will also 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 May 19th, 2016.

SPOT ALLOCATIONS

There are 32 spots available in the draw for the 2017 Canadian 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). 

 

 

 

 

$15,000 North American Snooker Invitational – Quebec & Ontario


QUEBEC – APRIL 15-16th, 2017

The field for this event is full. 

ONTARIO – OCTOBER 14-15th, 2017

The Top 8 finishers at the 2017 Canadian Snooker Championships will be invited to participated in the October leg of the North American Snooker Invitational.

 


Contact John White at jwhite@thecornerbank.ca for more information regarding the Ontario event in October.

2017 Canadian Snooker Championships – Toronto, ON | May 10 to 14

 

The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the 2017 CANADIAN OPEN SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS will once again return to The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario hosted from May 10th through 14th, 2017.

The CBSA would like to thank owners Jim Wych and John White for their continued support of the snooker program, and cue sports at large, both nationally and internationally.

Register to play in the Canadian Snooker Championship with the details below for your chance to represent the country at the IBSF World Snooker Championships in 2017.


VENUE

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

 


TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Single Elimination
  • Consolation Bracket for First-Round Losers
  • 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 10th – Play begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 11th 

 


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 must be accompanied by a $25 provincial association membership fee.

The deadline to submit your entry is MONDAY, MAY 8th

Entry fees that are not collected by your provincial representative can be submitted electronically by eTransfer to randall.morrison@cbsa.ca and will also 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.

SPOT ALLOCATIONS

There are 64 spots available in the draw for the 2017 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 the IBSF World Snooker Championships in Malta, November 2017 (more info to be announced at ibsf.info)–additionally, CBSA will provide $1,500 to the runner-up in travel expenses to attend as well.

North American Snooker Invitational

The Top 8 finishers in the Canadian Snooker Championships will also be invited to participate in the North American Snooker Invitational this October, competing for $7,500.

 

 


SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The seniors division of the Canadian Snooker Championship wiill be held on the following weekend, May 19 to 21.

Click the banner below for more information on the 2017 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). 

 

 

 

 

2017 Canadian Pool Championships – Thetford Mines, QC | May 23 to 28


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIVE STREAM AND BRACKETS


The Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association, in association with EvenTime Productions, is pleased to announce that the 2017 CANADIAN POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS will be hosted at Black Lake Arena in Thetford Mines, QC from May 23rd through 28th, 2017.

VENUE

Black Lake Arena
4030 Rue Lord
Thetford Mines, Quebec  G6H 1Z1

 

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION


DATES & DIVISIONS

The dates for each division are as follows:

Open 8-Ball & Womens 8-Ball – May 23 to May 24
Open 9-Ball Womens 9-Ball – May 25 to May 26
Open 10-Ball Womens 10-Ball – May 27 to May 28

Amateur Mens 8-BallAmateur Womens 8-Ball – May 25 to May 26
Amateur Mens 9-Ball & Amateur Womens 9-Ball – May 26 to May 28

Junior 9-Ball – May 28

OTHER EVENTS:
14.1 Continuous – May 23
One Pocket – May 23
Bank Pool – Mini-tournament (On-site registration)
Speed Pool – Mini-tournament (On-site registration)

 

FEES

Registration Fees for Open 8-Ball, Open 9-Ball & Open 10-Ball: $225 each

Registration Fees for Amateur 8-Ball & Amateur 9-Ball: $175 each

Registration Fees for Bank Pool, Speed Pool, One Pocket & 14.1 Continuous: $50 each

Junior 9-Ball: Free Entry

Additional Fees:

Green Fee: $35 PER TOURNAMENT (up to a maximum of 2 [$70])
Admin Fee: $20 for the whole week

 

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 Junior division, you must be 18 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2017.


HOST HOTEL


Comfort Inn
123 Boulevard Frontenac Ouest
Thetford MInes, QC G5H 1Z1

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL DIRECTIONS

ADDED FUNDS

There will be a minimum of $16,000 added to the prize pool for the Championships by the host.

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 2016 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.

Junior 9-Ball

The winner and runner-up in the Junior division will receive the first two invitations to represent Canada at the World Junior 9-Ball Championship.


RULES, FORMAT & DRAW

Click here to view additional information about the 2017 Championships

HOW TO REGISTER

 


Click the banner above to be re-directed to the EvenTime registration page.

Submit your information through the EvenTime Registration page above and an email will be sent to you from the event organizer on how to proceed with payment.

Please note that all registrations are subject to the approval of your respective provincial organization and the CBSA.