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 .

History

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 to 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 finals

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Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
1963 Kolkata, India Wales Gary Owen Australia Frank Harris [n 1]
1966 Karachi, Pakistan Wales Gary Owen England John Spencer [n 1]
1968 Sydney, Australia England David Taylor Australia Max Williams 8–7
1970 Edinburgh, Scotland England Jonathan Barron England Sid Hood 11–7
1972 Cardiff, Wales England Ray Edmonds South Africa Manuel Francisco 11–10
1974 Dublin, Ireland England Ray Edmonds Wales Geoff Thomas 11–9
1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Wales Doug Mountjoy Malta Paul Mifsud 11–1
1978 Rabat, Malta Wales Cliff Wilson England Joe Johnson 11–5
1980 Launceston, Australia England Jimmy White Australia Ron Atkins 11–2
1982 Calgary, Canada Wales Terry Parsons Canada Jim Bear 11–8
1984 Dublin, Ireland India Omprakesh Agrawal Wales Terry Parsons 11–7
1985 Blackpool, England Malta Paul Mifsud Wales Dilwyn John 11–6
1986 Invercargill, New Zealand Malta Paul Mifsud Wales Kerry Jones 11–9
1987 Bangalore, India Wales Darren Morgan Malta Joe Grech 11–4
1988 Sydney, Australia Thailand James Wattana England Barry Pinches 11–8
1989 Singapore Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty England Jon Birch 11–2
1990 Colombo, Sri Lanka Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Connor Belgium Steve Lemmens 11–8
1991 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn Wales Dominic Dale 11–8
1992 Malta England Neil Mosley Philippines Leonardo Andam 11–2
1993 Karachi, Pakistan Thailand Chuchart Triritanapradit Thailand Praput Chaithanasakun 11–6
1994[6] Johannesburg, South Africa Pakistan Mohammed Yousuf Iceland Johannes R. Johannesson 11–9
1995[7] Bristol, England Thailand Sakchai Sim-Ngam England David Lilley 11–7
1996[8] New Plymouth, New Zealand England Stuart Bingham Australia Stan Gorski 11–5
1997 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Hong Kong Marco Fu England Stuart Bingham 11–10
1998[9] Guangzhou, China England Luke Simmonds Wales Ryan Day 11–10
1999 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Wales Ian Preece England David Lilley 11–8
2000[10] Changchun, China Scotland Stephen Maguire England Luke Fisher 11–5
2002[11] Cairo, Egypt Australia Steve Mifsud Wales Tim English 11–6
2003[12] Jiangmen, China India Pankaj Advani Pakistan Saleh Mohammad 11–5
2004[13] Veldhoven, Netherlands Northern Ireland Mark Allen Australia Steve Mifsud 11–6
2006[14] Prestatyn, Wales Wales Michael White Scotland Mark Boyle 11–5
2006[15] Amman, Jordan Norway Kurt Maflin England Daniel Ward 11–8
2007[16] Korat, Thailand Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 11–7
2008[17] Wels, Austria Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Republic of Ireland Colm Gilcreest 11–7
2009[18] Hyderabad, India England Alfie Burden Brazil Igor Figueiredo 10–8
2010[19] Damascus, Syria Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng India Pankaj Advani 10–7
2011[20] Bangalore, India Iran Hossein Vafaei Wales Lee Walker 10–9
2012[21] Sofia, Bulgaria Pakistan Mohammad Asif England Gary Wilson 10–8
2013[22] Daugavpils, Latvia China Zhou Yuelong China Zhao Xintong 8–4
2014[23] Bangalore, India China Yan Bingtao Pakistan Muhammad Sajjad 8–7
2015[24] Hurghada, Egypt India Pankaj Advani China Zhao Xintong 8–6
2016[25] Doha, Qatar Iran Soheil Vahedi Wales Andrew Pagett 8–1
2017[26] Doha, Qatar India Pankaj Advani Iran Amir Sarkhosh 8–2
2018[27] Yangon, Myanmar China Chang Bingyu China He Guoqiang 8–3
2019[28] Antalya, Turkey Pakistan Muhammad Asif Philippines Jefrey Roda 8–5
2022[29] Doha, Qatar Pakistan Ahsan Ramzan Iran Amir Sarkhosh 6–5

Champions by country

Country Players Total First title Last title
 England 8 9 1968 2009
 Wales 7 8 1963 2006
 Thailand 7 7 1988 2010
 Pakistan 3 4 1994 2022
 China 3 3 2013 2018
 India 2 4 1984 2017
 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 finals

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Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score Ref.
2003 Jiangmen, China England Kelly Fisher Belgium Wendy Jans 5–2
2004 Veldhoven, Netherlands England Reanne Evans Belgium Wendy Jans 5–1
2006 Amman, Jordan Belgium Wendy Jans Hong Kong Jaique Ip 5–0
2007 Korat, Thailand England Reanne Evans Belgium Wendy Jans 5–0
2008 Wels, Austria England Reanne Evans Belgium Wendy Jans 5–3
2009 Hyderabad, India Hong Kong Ng On-yee Australia Kathy Parashis 5–1 [31]
2010 Damascus, Syria Hong Kong Ng On-yee Hong Kong Jaique Ip 5–0
2012 Sofia, Bulgaria Belgium Wendy Jans Hong Kong Ng On-yee 5–1
2013 Daugavpils, Latvia Belgium Wendy Jans China Shi Chunxia 5–3
2014 Bangalore, India Belgium Wendy Jans Russia Anastasia Nechaeva 5–2
2015 Hurghada, Egypt Belgium Wendy Jans Russia Anastasia Nechaeva 5–1 [32]
2016 Doha, Qatar Belgium Wendy Jans India Amee Kamani 5–0 [33]
2017 Doha, Qatar Belgium Wendy Jans Thailand Waratthanun Sukritthanes 5–2 [26]
2018 Yangon, Myanmar Thailand Waratthanun Sukritthanes Belgium Wendy Jans 5–2 [27]
2019 Antalya, Turkey Hong Kong Ng On-yee Thailand Nutcharut Wongharuthai 5–2 [28]
2022 Doha, Qatar Belgium Wendy Jans Thailand Nutcharut Wongharuthai 4–1 [34]

IBSF World 6 Reds & Team Snooker Championships

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Title decided alone on group stage

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