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International Billiards and Snooker Federation


International Billiards and Snooker Federation

International Billiards and Snooker Federation
Sport Snooker and English billiards (amateur)
Jurisdiction International
Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Official website

The International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) is the organisation that governs non-professional Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]


  • History 1
  • Structure 2
  • Role 3
    • Relationships to other organizations 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


In 1971 the World Billiards and Snooker Council was formed, changing its name in 1973 to the International Billiards and 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

  • IBSF official website

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "International Billiards & Snooker Federation".  


See also

The IBSF also works towards maintaining a healthy relationship with the professional side of the game, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), so as to ensure maximum growth for snooker and English billiards worldwide.[1]

The IBSF is the snooker division of the cue sports in the form of carom, pool and snooker. Its primary aim is to gain the acceptance of these three cue sports disciplines into the Olympic Games.[1]

Relationships to other organizations

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:


The IBSF Board of Directors has four executive officers, namely the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, plus two representatives from each Olympic Region. These four executive officers are responsible for the day to day running of the Federation and are answerable to IBSF members at the Annual General Meeting. The IBSF AGM is normally held during the period of the IBSF World Snooker Championships.[1]

The IBSF is made up of over sixty affiliated countries categorized into one of the five Olympic regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.[1]



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