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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 .

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HistoryEdit

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 finalsEdit

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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[22]   Bangalore, India   Yan Bingtao   Muhammad Sajjad 8–7
2015[23]   Hurghada, Egypt   Pankaj Advani   Zhao Xintong 8–6
2016[24]   Doha, Qatar   Soheil Vahedi   Andrew Pagett 8–1
2017[25]   Doha, Qatar   Pankaj Advani   Amir Sarkhosh 8–2
2018[26]   Yangon, Myanmar   Chang Bingyu   He Guoqiang 8–3
2019[27]   Doha, Qatar   Muhammad Bilal & Asjad Iqbal   Pankaj Advani & Laxman Rawat 3-1

Champions by countryEdit

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
  Pakistan 4 3 1994 2019
  China 3 3 2013 2018
  Republic of Ireland 2 2 1989 1990
  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 finalsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Title decided alone on group stage

ReferencesEdit

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