World IBSF Men, Masters, Ladies C-Ships – Myanmar

RIBSA announced this week the following players have confirmed they will represent the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association in the 2018 IBSF World Billiards & Snooker Championships in Myanmar from the 12th November till 27th November.

  • Billiards Championships

Aidan Murray – Wicklow

  • Men’s Snooker 

Greg Casey – Crucible SC

Ross Bulman – Youghal CYMS

Noel Landers – Youghal CYMS

  • Masters Snooker 

John Farrell – Fairview SC

Mark Tuite – St Johns SC

Anthony Bonnar – Northwest SC



Our National Coach PJ Nolan will hold two planned IBSF Snooker Training Camps on Thursday the 27th of September and Friday the 28th of September in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow from 11am – 4pm on both days.

The RIBSA camps are to help prepare the RIBSA players for the 2018 IBSF World Billiards & Snooker Championship which will be held in Myanmar.

Tournament Info

The IBSF would like to announce that Myanmar Billiards & Snooker Federation (MBSF) will now be hosting the 2018 IBSF World Billiards & World Snooker championships from 12th November till 27th November 2018 at Grand Mercure Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Dates for World Billiards are 12th – 18th November 2018 (with players/ referees meeting on 11th); and
for World Snooker dates are 19th – 27th November 2018 (with players/ referees meeting on 18th)

Entry for the championships have already been started and Member Countries can now enter their players’ names and details on IBSF Online Entry System using their login credentials. Closing date for entries is 28th October 2018.

For Billiards each country is allowed to send 4 Players in each event. (150 up and Long up).
For Snooker each country is allowed to send 3 players in the men’s, 3 players in the master’s and 4 players in the women’s championships. Each region is allowed to send the winner of its regional championship.

Please note that the Countries that have not paid the IBSF annual membership for 2018 will not be allowed to use the online system to enter their players.. It is hereby requested to pay the IBSF Annual Membership to avoid such disqualifications.

Entry fee for the competition is USD 70.00 per player per championship and must pay to the IBSF Treasurer before the start of championships.

20 International Referees from outside Myanmar are invited to participate.
The number of referees allocated for each IBSF Region is as follows:
Africa 2, America: 1, Asia: 8, Europe: 7, Oceania: 2.
Nominations of referees must be sent to the regional referee associations before the 2thSeptember 2018. International referees will receive a subsidy of US$ 400 from the IBSF (Air ticket support).

Details on the 2018 IBSF AGM will be provided in due course in a separate letter.

Important Information for all Players

“The Winner and the Runner Up of the IBSF World Snooker Championship Men shall be eligible to participate in the 2019 Asian Tour events (Qatar, China & India) as well as the “QATAR 6Red World Cup 2018” in Doha Qatar.”

“The Winner of IBSF World Snooker Championship Men will get support to participate in
Q school, USD1,000.00 ticket support & GBP1,000.00 registration fee”

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

Early civilisations in Myanmar included the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu city-states in Upper Burma and the Mon kingdoms in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Bama people entered the upper Irrawaddy valley and, following the establishment of the Pagan Kingdom in the 1050s, the Burmese language, culture and Theravada Buddhism slowly became dominant in the country. Myanmar is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources.

Myanmar has a population of 54 Million. The climate during the competition time is expected to be 30°C.

The local currency is KYAT.

Host Association: Myanmar Billiards and Snooker Federation
Address of the Association: Aung San Memorial Stadium, Mingular Taung Nyun, Township, Yangon
Host city: Yangon

President: Dr. Min Niang
Secretary: Khin Miang Oo

Grand Mercure Hotel
Postal Address: No.1A, Corner of Myittar and Thakhin Pho Hla Gyi Road. 14/1 Ward,
South Okkalapa Township, Yangon
Tel/Fax N°.: 01-2330288 / 01-2339298
E-mail address:
Website address:

Room rates including Breakfast & Taxes:
Single room: 90 USD
Double/Twin room: 100 USD

Within Grand Mercure Hotel, Yangon

Match Tables: 16
Practice tables: 4
Make of tables: SHENDER
Cloth: Strachan: 6811 Tournament
Balls: Aramith 1G
Scoring system: Electronic
Air Conditioning: Yes
Type of floor covering: Carpet
Seating / number of spectators: 200

Name of nearest international airport: Mingalardon International Airport, Yangon
Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport will be available FREE OF CHARGE – all participants will be greeted by the Myanmar representatives upon arrival subject to arrival information being forwarded in advance.

The travel time from Hotel to venue: Venue is within the Grand Mercure Hotel

World Billiards long up minimum prize fund US$ 8,000.00
World Billiards 150 up minimum prize fund US$ 8,000.00

Women Championship minimum prize fund US$ 6,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$200 + Certificate

Men Championship minimum prize fund US$ 16,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$500 + Certificate

Masters Championship minimum prize fund US$ 8,000.00
Championship Highest Break – US$300 + Certificate


Winner – Trophy, Certificate and Medal as Champion 40%

Runner-up – Trophy, Certificate and Medal as Runner-up 20%

3rd place x 2 – Trophy, Certificate and Medal 20%

5th-8th – Certificate for reaching the last 8 10%

9th-16th – Certificate for reaching the last 16 10%

17th-32nd – Certificate for qualifying for the last 32

Visas will be issued free of charge to all participants. (Copy of passport to be emailed to:

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

Local currency is KYAT.
The currency rate USD 1.00 = 1430 KYAT.


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