Friday, August 14

World U-16 Championships Russia – DRAW

IBSF have announced today the groups for the following players who will represent the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association in the 2018 IBSF World Under 16 Snooker Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia from the 30th September till 6th October.

National Coach PJ Nolan will travel with the players to Russia and the six players confirmed are:

  • Aaron Hill – Crucible SC
  • Ryan McGuirk – R&R SC
  • Leone Crowley – Shooters SC
  • Jack Newman – Fermoy SC
  • Lewis Casserly – R&R SC
  • Sean Walsh – Douglas SC

The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow held a final training Camp with our National Coach PJ Nolan on the 27th and 28th of September from 11am-4pm. This camp is to help our players prepare for the event.


  • Full Tournament Information

On behalf of the IBSF Board of Directors and the Federation of Billiards Sport of Russia (FBSR),  I have the pleasure of inviting you to send your players to participate in the IBSF World U16 (Women and Men) Snooker Championships from 30th September till 6th October 2018.

Your player picture should not be less than 300 dpi. Players should be less than 16 years old on the 31st December 2017. Players born from 2002 and after are eligible.

All players must present their passport to the Tournament Office before the start of the matches. The system will not accept entries after the Closing date on the 10th of September 2018 and will not accept incomplete entries.

  • Each country is allowed to send 6 players (Men and Women) per tournament. An entry fee of
  • US$ 50.00 per player must be paid to the host Association on the first day of the championship.
  • Referee and Player meetings will be on the 30th September as will the Opening ceremony.

Tournament information

  • Host association: Federation of Billiards Sports of Russia (FBSR)
  • Host city: Saint Petersburg Russia
  • Dates: 30th September to 6thOctober 2018
  • NEAREST AIRPORT: “Pulkovo”, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Meeting in airport and transfer airport-hotel-airport will be cost 20 Euros per person for a return transport. Travel time to hotel 40 – 50 minutes

Calendar of Events:

  • Meeting of players and referees: 30th September, 17:00
  • Opening Ceremony: 30th September, 18:00
  • Matches start Monday 1st October
  • Finals and closing ceremony: 6th October 2018.


Director of snooker department:   Sergey Ryabinin

E-mail address:

Mobile phone: +79129237115

Tel / Fax. no.:      +73452546389

Name & Address of the Association: Federation of billiards sport of Russia, snooker department

Lenin st, 4, Tyumen, Russia, 625003

International relationship:  Mr. Alexander Pukhlenko

Mobile phone:  +79219610846

Email address:


Name of Championship Hotel: Grand Canyon Hotel

Postal Address: 190000, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Street. Shostakovich, 2

Tel N°.: +7 800 700-52-92

E-mail address:

Website address:

Participants book the hotel by himself,  in the process of booking at the hotel can use the code word SNOOKER for a discount of 10% of the declared prices of the hotel.


ROOM RATES IN $ (breakfast not included, taxes including) per day:

SGL standard – 50$

DBL, TWIN standard – 55$

DBL comfort – 60$

DBL, TWIN business– 65$

DBL, TWIN luxe – 80$

DBL, TWIN  de luxe – 100$

Add:  Breakfast – 5$

Business-lunch – 5$

Dinner -8$

  • International Referees:

8 international referees will be invited. 3 Europe, 3 Asia, 1 Africa and 1 Oceania. Referee nominations must be sent to regional association. Closing date for referee nominations is 14th July.

Accommodation will be supplied on a twin share basis for all International Referees. Breakfast and one extra meal allowance to be offered to all International Invited Referees.  IBSF will give an extra allowance of US$ 400.00 to each international referee.


Venue address if not at the Hotel: 194355, St-Petersburg, ul. Kultury 41, TEC “Park-house”

Tel/Fax N°.:  +7 812 408 52 58

Email/ Website address:

Number of tables:     8

Number of practice tables:             4

Make of tables: SHENDER

Cloth: Strachan 6811 Tournament

Balls: Aramith

Scoring system: Electronic

Type of floor covering:         hard        (Carpet, hard, etc.- to be specified)

Seating / number of spectators:     50

The travel time from Hotel to venue:  4 km / 45 minutes to walk (15 minutes by car). Free shuttle bus will be available.


For Men US$ 3500

  • Winner 1200
  • Finalist – 600
  • 3rd place – 300х2
  • 5-8 place – 150х4
  • 9 -16 place – 50х8
  • Highest Break 100

For Women US$ 1500

  • Winner – 600
  • Finalist – 300
  • 3rd place – 150×2
  • 5-8 place – 50х4
  • The highest break is 100

Dress code:

Please advise your players that the dress code will be strictly adhered to. All players must wear a waistcoat whilst playing.

Evening dress or dark-suit together with waist-coat shall be worn in all sessions of the matches

Long-sleeve shirts buttoned at the wrist, waistcoats and bow-ties, shall be worn for all matches, save when the venue conditions are hot and humid, and, in which case, certain relaxation to dress-code requirements may be decided thereupon by the Championship Committee.

Players will be allowed to wear a sponsor’s logo on the waistcoat with a maximum size of 100 mm x 40 mm or 80 mm in diameter. The Host NSA will inform players if their logos may be worn during any televised stages of the Championship and that players wear them belonging to the Host NSA’s sponsor(s) at no cost to the players.

The Host NSA will decide the appropriate dress-code for any official functions.

Failure to comply with the prescribed dress-code may result in the forfeiture of the match by the players in default.

Drug Testing: Players may be subjected to Drug testing in accordance with the WCBS Drugs in Sport Policy.

VISAS: Visas are required by many countries; please check with the Russian embassy in your country.

Possible visa support from hotel. (Booking confirmation).

If you require an official Invitation please fill the visa support letter.


Local currency is Russian Roubles.

Closing date for entries will be the 10thSeptember 2018

Mohammed Kammah

IBSF General Secretary

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