IBSF World Snooker Championship

The IBSF World Snooker Championship (also known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship) is the premier non-professional snooker tournament in the world. The event series is sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. A number of IBSF champions have gone on to successful careers in the Pro ranks, notably Jimmy White (1980), James Wattana (1988), Ken Doherty (1989), Stuart Bingham (1996), Marco Fu (1997), Stephen Maguire (2000) and Mark Allen (2004). Both Ken Doherty (in 1997) and Stuart Bingham (in 2015) have gone on to win the professional World Snooker Championship .

History

The IBSF World Snooker Championship tournament was first held in 1963. In the first two tournaments, the title was decided alone on group stages. From 1968 until now, the group stage was followed by a knock-out stage. The tournament has been held annually since 1984.[1]

However, 2005 IBSF World Snooker Championship was cancelled, due to an earthquake in Pakistan where the event was due to be held. Instead in February/March 2006, a new tournament with the name IBSF World Grand Prix was held in Prestatyn, Wales as the qualification for a place on 2006/2007 World Snooker Main Tour, although the winner wasn't called World Champion.[1]

In 2007 an all-Thailand final saw Atthasit Mahitthi defeat Passakorn Suwannawat 11–7. At the 2008 championship in Wels, Austria Thepchaiya Un-Nooh of Thailand defeated Ireland's Colm Gilcreest 11–7. The 2009 event was held in Hyderabad, India, and won by Alfie Burden of England, 10–8 against Igor Figueiredo of Brazil. The 2010 event was held in Damascus, Syria, and won by Dechawat Poomjaeng of Thailand, defeating India's Pankaj Advani. The 2011 Championship was held from November 28 – December 3 in Bangalore, India. The final was won by 17-year-old Iranian Hossein Vafaei, defeating Lee Walker of Wales 10–9.[2] In 2014, fourteen-year-old Yan Bingtao beat Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad 8–7 to become the youngest ever world champion in snooker.[3]

Men's finals

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Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
1963 Kolkata, India Gary Owen Frank Harris [n 1]
1966 Karachi, Pakistan Gary Owen John Spencer [n 1]
1968 Sydney, Australia David Taylor Max Williams 8–7
1970 Edinburgh, Scotland Jonathon Barron Sid Hood 11–7
1972 Cardiff, Wales Ray Edmonds Manuel Francisco 11–10
1974 Dublin, Ireland Ray Edmonds Geoff Thomas 11–9
1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Doug Mountjoy Paul Mifsud 11–1
1978 Rabat, Malta Cliff Wilson Joe Johnson 11–5
1980 Launceston, Australia Jimmy White Ron Atkins 11–2
1982 Calgary, Canada Terry Parsons Jim Bear 11–8
1984 Dublin, Ireland Omprakesh Agrawal Terry Parsons 11–7
1985 Blackpool, England Paul Mifsud Dilwyn John 11–6
1986 Invercargill, New Zealand Paul Mifsud Kerry Jones 11–9
1987 Bangalore, India Darren Morgan Joe Grech 11–4
1988 Sydney, Australia James Wattana Barry Pinches 11–8
1989 Singapore Ken Doherty Jon Birch 11–2
1990 Colombo, Sri Lanka Stephen O'Connor Steve Lemmens 11–8
1991 Bangkok, Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn Dominic Dale 11–8
1992 Malta Neil Mosley Leonardo Andam 11–2
1993 Karachi, Pakistan Chuchart Triritanapradit Praput Chaithanasakun 11–6
1994[5] Johannesburg, South Africa Mohammed Yousuf Johannes R. Johannesson 11–9
1995[6] Bristol, England Sakchai Sim-Ngam David Lilley 11–7
1996[7] New Plymouth, New Zealand Stuart Bingham Stan Gorski 11–5
1997 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Marco Fu Stuart Bingham 11–10
1998[8] Guangzhou, China Luke Simmonds Ryan Day 11–10
1999 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Ian Preece David Lilley 11–8
2000[9] Changchun, China Stephen Maguire Luke Fisher 11–5
2002[10] Cairo, Egypt Steve Mifsud Tim English 11–6
2003[11] Jiangmen, China Pankaj Advani Saleh Mohammad 11–5
2004[12] Veldhoven, Netherlands Mark Allen Steve Mifsud 11–6
2006[13] Prestatyn, Wales Michael White Mark Boyle 11–5
2006[14] Amman, Jordan Kurt Maflin Daniel Ward 11–8
2007[15] Korat, Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi Passakorn Suwannawat 11–7
2008[16] Wels, Austria Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Colm Gilcreest 11–7
2009[17] Hyderabad, India Alfie Burden Igor Figueiredo 10–8
2010[18] Damascus, Syria Dechawat Poomjaeng Pankaj Advani 10–7
2011[19] Bangalore, India Hossein Vafaei Lee Walker 10–9
2012[20] Sofia, Bulgaria Muhammad Asif Gary Wilson 10–8
2013[21] Daugavpils, Latvia Zhou Yuelong Zhao Xintong 8–4
2014[3] Bangalore, India Yan Bingtao Muhammad Sajjad 8–7
2015[22] Hurghada, Egypt Pankaj Advani Zhao Xintong 8–6
2016[23] Doha, Qatar Soheil Vahedi Andrew Pagett 8–1
2017[24] Doha, Qatar Pankaj Advani Amir Sarkhosh 8–2

Champions by country

Country Players Total First title Last title
 England 8 9 1968 2009
 Wales 7 8 1963 2006
 Thailand 7 7 1988 2010
 India 4 2 1984 2017
 Republic of Ireland 2 2 1989 1990
 Pakistan 2 2 1994 2012
 China 2 2 2013 2014
 Iran 2 2 2011 2016
 Malta 1 2 1985 1986
 Hong Kong 1 1 1997 1997
 Scotland 1 1 2000 2000
 Australia 1 1 2002 2002
 Northern Ireland 1 1 2004 2004
 Norway 1 1 2006 2006

Women's finals

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Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
2003 Jiangmen, China Kelly Fisher Wendy Jans 5–2
2004 Veldhoven, Netherlands Reanne Evans Wendy Jans 5–1
2006 Amman, Jordan Wendy Jans Jaique Ip 5–0
2007 Korat, Thailand Reanne Evans Wendy Jans 5–0
2008 Wels, Austria Reanne Evans Wendy Jans 5–3
2009 Hyderabad, India Ng On Yee Kathy Parashis 5–1
2010 Damascus, Syria Ng On Yee Jaique Ip 5–0
2012 Sofia, Bulgaria Wendy Jans Ng On Yee 5–1
2013 Daugavpils, Latvia Wendy Jans Chunxia Shi 5–3
2014 Bangalore, India Wendy Jans Anastasia Nechaeva 5–2
2015[26] Hurghada, Egypt Wendy Jans Anastasia Nechaeva 5–1
2016[27] Doha, Qatar Wendy Jans Amee Kamani 5–0
2017[24] Doha, Qatar Wendy Jans Waratthanun Sukritthanes 5–2

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 Title decided alone on group stage

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