Saturday, August 15

Good luck Team Ireland – IBSF – India

RIBSA would like to wish our players and officials good luck next week when they will represent the Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association in the 2014 World Men, Women and Masters IBSF Snooker Championships in the Kanteerva Indoor Stadium, Bangalore, Karnataka scheduled from 18th to 29th November 2014.

The Coach and Manager is National Coach PJ Nolan. The RIBSA Referees are Ger Murray, Don O Donoghue and Paddy English.

The Senior Players

1.Robert Murphy

2. Michael Judge

3. Josh Boileau (IBSF Wildcard)

4. Jason Devaney

The Masters Players

1. Tom O Driscoll

2. Stephen Walsh

3. Keith Sheldrick

4. Anthony Bonnar

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Host Association: Billiards & Snooker Federation of India
Host city: Bangalore

HOST ASSOCIATION CONTACT
President: Capt. P.V.K. Mohan
e-mail: captpvkmohan@yahoo.com
Secretary: S. Balasubramaniam
email: bala.sb65@gmail.com

VENUE INFORMATION
Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
Match tables: 20 (practice tables: 3)
Tables: Shender
Scoring system: Electronic
Cloth: Strachan 6811 Tournament
Balls: Aramith 1G
Air Conditioning: Yes
Type of floor covering: CARPET
Seating / number of spectators: 1,500

TRAVEL
Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
Travel time from airport to Hotel: 1 Hour
Bus service: Yes; Travel time: 1 Hour; Average cost one way:  $ 5 (APPROX)
TAXI Travel time: 1 Hour; Average cost one way: $15 (APPROX)

PRIZE MONEY
Men Championship minimum prize fund US$ 16,000.00
Group Highest Break – US$100 per group
Championship Highest Break – US$500 + Certificate

Women Championship minimum prize fund US$ 6,000.00
Group Highest Break – US$50 per Group
Championship Highest Break – US$200 + Certificate

Masters Championship minimum prize fund US$ 8,000.00
Group Highest Break – US$50 per Group
Championship Highest Break – US$300 + Certificate

Prize money breakdown
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
Visas are required by many countries; please check with the Indian embassy in your country.

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

CURRENCY
Local currency is Indian Rupee.

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