Third World Games Gold Medal For Daniel Sanchez

After a good start, Marco Zanetti maintained a comfortable advantage over Daniel Sanchez, until the break. Then the situation inverted in favor of the Spanish Player, who finally dominated in a very technical encounter where many difficult positions had to be solved.

Zanetti kept his options to invert the match in his favor until the end. An unfortunate mistake in the equalizing inning closed the final battle. Daniel Sanchez wins his third World Games Gold Medal, giving him the sportive World Games qualification from the Organizer, the International World Games Association.

The Medals where awarded by the UMB President, Mr. Farouk El Barki together with the Mayor of the City of Wroclaw.

We are very grateful for the warm welcome that we at all times received from the Wroclaw public, and for the tremendous organization of the Games in General and the Cue Sports discipline in particular, that was in the hands of WCBS.

We thank all involved persons and sponsors that made this huge event possible.

Special thanks to the participating player for their sportive achievement and professional representation of our beloved sport.

World Games 2017: Day Two Results

The second day of Billiard Sports action at The World Games 2017 is now complete in Wroclaw.

View full results from the day by clicking the following links:

World Games 2017: Day One Results

Photo of cue ball

The opening day of Billiard Sports action at The World Games 2017 is now complete in Wroclaw.

The event got underway with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Centennial Hall, Wroclaw Congress Centre this morning and saw matches played across snooker, pool and carom disciplines, with live streaming available at this website.

View full results from the day by clicking the following links:

World Games: Live Stream Links

Links to watch all four tables at The World Games 2017 are now available:

Snooker:

Men’s 9-ball Pool:

Women’s 9-ball Pool:

Carom:

World Games 2017 Live Scoring

Live scoring of The World Games is available at: http://www.esnooker.pl/live/en/tsnew.php

Players Meeting Held on World Games Eve

The players meeting took place this morning at the Wroclaw Congress Center as players from snooker, carom and pool arrived ahead of the start of the billiards sports events at The World Games 2017 in Poland.

The tournament was introduced by WCBS President Jason Ferguson and Vice President/Sports Director Farouk El Barki, who confirmed the rules ahead of the start of play and underlined the importance of the event on the global stage.

All of the players involved in the tournament will now have the opportunity to practice ahead of the start of competitive action tomorrow (Wednesday).

View tournament information.

 

World Games 2017: Tournament Information

Below find information ahead of the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, billiard sports running from 26-30 July 2017:

Tournament Draws

Other documents

 

China Open 9-Ball Championship

At the last major event before the World Games, two of the pool players that will play in Wroclaw had victories at the China Open in Shanghai. World number 2, Chen Siming (CHN) won the women’s division while 17 year old German Joshua Filler won the men’s.

The China Open 9-Ball Championship is one of the major ranking events on the pool calendar and all 16 men and 16 women players who will be in Wroclaw next month for the World Games were competing. As there is no other major event between China and the World Games, this was the final opportunity to hone their tournament skills under the same type of pressure they will face in Wroclaw. The China Open is held in Shanghai and is comprised of two events, one for 64 men and the other for 48 women.

COUPE d’EUROPE

Football Club de Porto (FC Porto) organized the European Clubs League “Coupe d’Europe” finals, 8th to 11th June, 2017, at the Billiard Academy of Dragon Stadium; 8 teams participated in the final round:

  1. Morangis – France
  2. Gunduz Spor – Turkey
  3. Grondal – Denmark
  4. Buffalo – The Netherlands
  5. Varde – Denmark
  6. Deurne – Belgium
  7. Gaziantep Spor – Turkey
  8. FC Porto – Portugal

Two great semi-finals and a fantastic final played between FC Porto and the title holder Gaziantep Spor, full of supporters and enthusiastic people, and the Winner of Coupe d’Europe for the Sports Season 201/2017 was FC Porto.

All matches were livestreamed by Kozoom, and almost all matches broadcasted live for TV.

The stars of the carom in the World Games

Starting next July 24th, the events organized by the World Confederation of Billiards Sports, concerning the World Games, will take place in the city of Wroclaw, in Poland.

This Mega Event will count with the participation in 30 Sports Disciplines, which are not part of the Olympic Games.

The World Games are considered as the Olympics for the non-participating Sport Disciplines. The last edition of the World Games took successfully place, four years ago, in the City of Cali, Colombia.

In this edition of the World Games in Wroclaw, 3.500 athletes from 100 counties will compete in their disciplines, in 20 areas, during 10 intense days.

3-Cushion Carom, Pool (Men and Women) and Snooker are represented in four competions, each with 16 participants.

The list of 3-Cushion participants is impressive:

Spain SANCHEZ Daniel
Vietnam TRAN Quyet Chien
Korea CHOI Sungwon
Japan UMEDA Ryuji
USA PATINO Hugo
Costa Rica TELLEZ Erick
USA PIEDRABUENA Pedro
Colombia CATANO Huberney
Egypt SIDHOM Sameh
Poland TONOJAN David
Italy ZANETTI Marco
Belgium LEPPENS Eddy
Netherlands JASPERS Dick
Spain PALAZÓN Jose Javier
Turkey ÇAPAK Mehmet Can
Greece KOKKORIS Konstantinos

 

The World Games will have enormous positive repercussions, mainly in Poland where the Federation was found only two years ago. 120 countries from Europe, Asia and America will regularly broadcast billiard Matches. Starting from July 27th, the three disciplines will be continuously LIVE broadcasted. Details about broadcasting, the procedure for obtaining entry tickets and other relevant information can be found at the website page of WCBS:

www.wcbs-billiards.org.

 

Billiards has participated in all editions of the World Games, Since the start in Akita, Japan, in 2001.

The next WORLD GAMES will be held in the North-American city of BIRMINGHAM.