IBSF World Snooker C`ship 2011 to be staged in India

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2011, 21:32 PM IST

New Delhi: The IBSF World Men`s Snooker Championship, which was originally scheduled to take place in Bahrain, will now be held in Bangalore from November 28 to December 3.

Due to prolonged crisis in some parts of Middle East Asia, the IBSF (International Billiards & Snooker Federation) decided to move the tournament out of Bahrain and grant the hosting rights to India.

Although the IBSF held a lot of discussions with Chinese federation, trying to work out the schedule of the tournament but due to clash of dates with SEA Games, Arab Games and the proposed IBSF World 6-Red Snooker in India, the association finally had to amend the proposed 6-Red Snooker and decided to hold the event only in the men`s category.

However, IBSF assured that since the competition could not be held in women and masters categories this year, it will give an extra slot to these sections in the 2012 World Championships.

IBSF, meanwhile, extended its gratitude to the Indian Federation and its President Capt PVK Mohan for agreeing to resolve the situation.

PTI