The World Confederation of Billiards Sports is delighted to announce that it will hold its inaugural WCBS Championship in Turkey from 17-23 July 2023. The venue will be the TBF Billiard Complex in Ankara.
At its recently concluded General Assembly on 16th July, 2022, WCBS has elected its new President and Board Members. Mr. Farouk El Barki (UMB representative) from Egypt was unanimously elected as the new President until the next General Assembly in 2026.
Ms. Diane Wild from Switzerland will continue for another term as Secretary-General of WCBS.
Cheung Ka Wai won Hong Kong’s only Gold medal of The World Games Birmingham 2022 when he defeated Egypt’s Abdelrahman Shahin 3-1 in the snooker final.
Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands has had a long and storied career in the billiards disciple of carom three-cushion, having won the World and European Three-cushion Championships as well as the Three-Cushion World Cup five times.
Joshua Filler achieved a career dream as he beat Sanjin Pehlivanovic 11-8 to win the Men’s Pool Gold medal at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.
Great Britain’s Kelly Fisher arrived at this week’s World Games in Birmingham wanting to feel the event’s full experience – staying in the athlete’s village with competitors from other countries and rubbing elbows with those athletes all week.
Thursday night, Rubilen Amit of the Philippines stunned Germany’s Pia Filler with a pressure-packed, come-from-behind 9-8 victory, winning three consecutive racks to secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
Joshua Filler out-broke Shane van Boening to inflict a painful 11-3 defeat on the reigning World Champion as the German progressed to the men’s pool semi-finals at The World Games with an ominous message for the rest of the field; he’s only interested in winning gold.
The WCBS Board unanimously decided to lift its ban on Russian and Belarusian Athletes from competing in WCBS and its Member Federation Competitions.
Athletes from Russia and Belarus can now compete in Billiards Competitions under a Neutral Flag.
When Rubilen Amit missed a 9-ball in the corner pocket in the 14th game and allowed her opponent, Germany’s Pia Filler, to snatch the rack and build an 8-6 lead, it appeared her chances to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Games were all but gone.
South Korea’s Eunji Park fought back from an early 3-0 deficit in her round-of-16 match and defeated American Monica Webb, 9-8.
From the brink of defeat, Joshua Filler fought back to win five straight games and beat Tyler Styer 11-10 and set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash against Shane van Boening at The World Games.