6 November 2018
The Press Conference for Black Shield of International Billiard and Snooker Federation’s World Billiard and Snooker Championship 2018 was held at Grand Mercure Hotel in Yangon on Tuesday.
This competition aims to elevate the good reputation of the nation, to uplift the standards Myanmar Billiard and Snooker and to turn out the talented young generation of players.
President, Myanmar Billiards & Snooker Federation, Dr. Min Naing said “Myanmar Billiards and Snooker Federation had firstly and grandly organized the Asian Competition in March at Rose Garden Hotel. For that great success, the IBSF offered to organize the World Billiard and Snooker Championship in our country. We are happy and glad to hear that. Although there are difficulties to host such a competition, we will try our best to organize this competition. I hope this competition will promote to achieve the new talented young generation of players.”
There will be five categories in this competition. The Billiards event will be held from November 12 to 18 and the Snooker Master match will be from November 19 to 27.
Secretary, Myanmar Billiards & Snooker Federation, Khin Maung Oo said “In this competition, it will be divided into five categories. For Billiards, there are 150 up and Long points. For Snooker, there are male and female snookers over 40 years old will also compete in the competition. A total of 197 players from 36 countries will compete.”
It is also learnt that a player who wins the champion, the federation will award 10 million kyats of cash prize and a 30 million worth motor vehicle.