Iran’s Soheil Vahedi and Belgium’s Wendy Jans emerge as men’s and women’s champion respectively at the World Snooker Championships while India's Dharminder Lilly won the Masters title.
QATAR’S Mubarak Hamad Al Khayareen is set to become the new president of International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).
PANKAJ Advani was just 18 when he won his first world snooker title at Jiangmen, China, in 2003. Thirteen years down the line, he is undoubtedly the king of green baize with 15 world titles including 11 in billiards.
FOUR years ago, Ahmed Saif made history by becoming the first snooker player from Qatar to turn professional. But after joining the world stage on a two-year Tour card, he had to drop out at the end of 2015.
A RECORD number of 238 players from 58 countries are competing in the World Snooker Championships, being hosted by the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF), in men’s, women’s and masters’ categories.
QATAR will field an eight-member squad for the World Snooker Championships which begins at the Al Sadd Indoor Hall on Saturday.
Lebanon captain Karim Jammal gave full credit to Qatar while adding his team’s lack of confidence and discipline cost them the title.
TWO years ago, Albin Ouschan had left the Al Arabi Sports Club in tears after losing to the Netherlands’ Niels Feijen in the World 9-Ball Pool Championship final.
AMERICA’S Shane Van Boening’s long wait continues. For the second successive year, he reached the final of the World 9-Ball Pool Championship, only to stumble.
WITH the hustle and bustle of pool games over, the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) will now turn its attention to snooker.
The legion of Filipino fans in Doha were happy to see the return of veteran Alex Pagulayan, who lost to eventual champion Albin Ouschan in the semifinal.
Austria’s Albin Ouschan beat USA’s Shane Van Boening 13-6 to clinch the World 9-Ball Pool Championship at the Al Arabi Sports Club’s Indoor Hall here on Thursday.
AS THE 25th World 9-Ball Pool Championship reaches it business end at the Al Arabi Sports Club, much of the talk is about the sport’s unpredictable nature and the way it produces quick results.