The English Association of Snooker and Billiards EASB

EASB logoThe English Association of Snooker and Billiards (EASB) is the National Governing Body for the Amateur games of Billiards and Snooker in the United Kingdom. They are responsible for the organisation and running of all the National Competitions including.


  1. English Amateur Championship
  2. English Ranking Series
  3. English Under 14s Championship
  4. English Under 16s Championship
  5. English Under 19s Championship
  6. English Masters Championship
  7. English Masters Tour
  8. English Club Players Championships
  9. English Premier Junior Tour
  10. English Regional Junior Tour
  11. Q School Satelite Tournament
  12. Junior Billiards Tour
  13. Combined Cue Sports Event
  14. The Paul Hunter English Open / The Malcolm Thorne Memroial
  15. English Six Reds Championship

For further information visit their web site by clicking on the image above.

International Billiards and Snooker Federation IBSF

Picture IBSF logoThe International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) is the organisation that governs non-professional snooker and English billiards around the world.

In 1971 the World Billiards & Snooker Council was formed, changing its name in 1973 to the International Billiards & Snooker Federation. The name change came about because of the dissatisfaction of many overseas national associations that the Billiards and Snooker Control Council (then the Billiards Association & Control Council) should be the governing body of both the English domestic game and the game at international level. Consequently, the IBSF took control of the organisation of the non-professional championships of both snooker and billiards.

The aims and objectives of the IBSF are to co-ordinate, promote and develop the sports of billiards and snooker on a non-professional level and, as the world governing body, to determine championship conditions, formats, dates and venues for the following:-

  1. IBSF World Snooker Championships
  2. IBSF World Team Snooker Cup
  3. IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championships
  4. IBSF World Ladies Snooker Championships
  5. IBSF World Billiards Championships

To learn more about the IBSF visit their web site by clicking on the Image above.

European Billiards and Snooker Association

Picture EBSA logoEurope is one of the largest snooker playing regions in the world, with more than thirty active member countries in the EBSA and the numbers are growing all the time.

The EBSA hosts three major tournaments annually, The European Championships with events for Men, Women and Seniors and the European Under 19 Championship, displaying the best up and coming talent from across the continent.

In 2004 the EBSA launched a new event - The European Team Cup, featuring events for Men, Seniors and Ladies. The inaugural event, which incorporates the former Continental Team Cup, was held in Riga, Latvia in March 2004.

The EBSA also organise the WSA European Play Offs, with the winners gaining coveted professional places on the WSA Challenge Tour.

To learn more about the EBSA click on the image aboveto go to their web site

World Snooker

Picture World Snooker logoWorld Snooker is the commercial arm of the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA), the governing body of professional snooker.

It is responsible for running and administrating snooker's professional circuit, including prestigious ranking tournaments such as the World Championship, UK Championship and the Grand Prix, as well as invitation events such as the Masters.

As the owner of the sport's commercial rights, World Snooker also negotiates sponsorship for tournaments as well as television contracts.

Snooker is one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom and is played by over 4 million adults.

To find out more about World Snooker visit their web site by clicking on the image above.

The Global Snooker Centre dedicated, mainly through the efforts of Janie Watkins, to providing comprehensive coverage of snooker tournaments from all over the world.  From major professional events to the second tier PIOS Tour, International events through to local junior competitions, we have been and will continue to cover them all.

Global Snooker Centre

Global Snooker BannerTo find out more about The Global Snooker Centre visit their web site by clicking on the image above.


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