Saturday, August 15

News in Brief

PTC Killarney


The PTC event has been confirmed for the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney for the 20th to 23rd of October. We reported on the site a while ago that the event was provisionally set for these dates but after a site inspection yesterday by World Snooker and Eurosport we can confirm that the event is 100% confirmed.

The organisers will be using 10 Star Tables for the event and Eurosport will be broadcasting live. The organisers are hoping for a large entry for this event and with 244 entries for the 3rd event in Germany they hope to at least have an entry of over 200 traveling to Killarney come October. 

The closing date for pro entries is still the 18th of August but Irish entries will be able to enter through the Gleneagle Box Office also. More details on that extended closing date and other info available soon…..


World Billiards in Carlow


The International Billiards & Snooker Federation has decided that for the upcoming 2011 IBSF World Billiards Championship a maximum six entries will be accepted from every country for each discipline (Point Format as well as Time format).

The 2011 IBSF World Billiards Championship is starting from August 23, 2011 in Carlow, Republic of Ireland, for its two disciplines, Point Format and Time Format. The first stage will be Point Format from August 24, 2011 followed by Time format. The opening ceremony will be on August 23.

Closing date for accepting the entries is August 5, 2011 and all details for the championship can be seen on


Pro Event for India?


Cue Sports India have reported that The Billiards & Snooker Federation of India has announced the dates for hosting the a pro ranking event in India from February 27, 2012 to March 04, 2012.

“The event will be played on Two Tables and with a field of 96 players. Out of this, 6 Wild card entries will remain with India”

“This will be a total 250,000 GBP Prize Money Event and there would be an every year increase in prize money, if BSFI continue to host the event”

“Wild cards are also eligible for Prize Money but will not get any Ranking Points” as told by BSFI.

There has been no report on the World Snooker website as of yet and the dates quoted by CSI seem to clash with the World Championship qualifiers. We hope that this is correct and wait an announcement from World Snooker as an event in India would be another huge step in true globalisation of the sport after it’s recent success in Australia.


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