Welcome to World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS)

The World Confederation of Billiards Sports is the umbrella organisation that represents the three sports of Pool, Carom and Snooker.

WCBS Home: Carom Feature

WCBS Home: Carom Ball

Carom / Billiards

The Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) is the world-body for all Carom/carambole billiard games.

The organisation was created in Madrid on June 1st, 1959 and is dedicated to promote the games of Carom billiard. The UMB monitors and controls all international Carom billiard competitions.

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WCBS Home: Pool Feature

WCBS Home: Pool Ball

Pool

The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards.

The first General Assembly was held on March 3, 1990, and at this assembly, the World Pool-Billiard Association was sanctioned as the international governing body for pool.

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WCBS Home: Snooker Feature

WCBS Home: Snooker Ball

Snooker

The World Snooker Federation is made up of professional and amateur elements of the game.

The ‘IBSF’ The International Billiards and Snooker Association is an organisation that governs non-professional snooker and English Billiards around the world.

The ‘WPBSA’ The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited is the governing body for both Snooker and Billiards worldwide including the World Snooker Tour. The WPBSA governs these sports through regulation and application of the rules of the association.

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