ACBS is happy to start with the first championships for the season 2023 i.e. Asian Snooker (Men & Women) Championships 2023 and the Asian Men Billiards Championship 2023 at Doha, Qatar from 11th March till 19th March 2023. These championships are being hosted by Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) as per following details. Please feel free to contact following persons in case you require any further information regarding these championships. Mr. Michael Alkhoury Secretary General, ACBS E-mail: michael@acbs.qa or Mr. Ihab Anwar, the Technical Secretary, Mobile: +974 6674 1741, E-mail: qbsf@msy.gov.qa Championships Information: The Online Entry system has been started to register your players for these championships. Link on home-page. Closing date for entries is 10th February 2023. Participants: Each country is allowed to register TWO players for Men Snooker and FOUR Players for Ladies Snooker and Men English Billiards. Entry fee: US$70.00 per player per event. Dates: For Men Snooker Championship: Arrival date: 10th March 2023. Referees, Players, and Delegates meetings: 10th March at 19.00 Competitions start on 11th March at 10.00 am. The final match is on 16th March 2023. For Ladies Snooker & English Billiards Championships: Arrival date: 15th March 2023. Referees, Players, and Delegates meetings: 15th March at 19.00 Competitions start on 16th March at 10.00 am. The final match is on 19th March 2023. Airport: Hamad International airport – Doha Airport. Hospitality: Transportation from the airport to the hotel will be arranged by the host federation, as such, please provide your flight details once they are confirmed unless one week before your flight/s date. Official hotel: Accommodation with breakfast and all taxes will be arranged at DusitD2, Doha, Qatar: – US$90.00 (US dollars Ninety) per single room per night. – US$100.00 (US dollars one hundred) per double room night. as a subsidy towards the cost of accommodation for the duration of the tournament plus two extra days. Referees: The host federation will provide a free accommodation sharing room including breakfast and one extra meal for the overseas referees plus US$50.00 as a daily allowance each from ACBS. Please send your nominations before February 1st to Mr. Joseph Lo the Chairman of ACBS RCP Email: jlhk168@yahoo.com.hk and cc me. Venue: QBSF Snooker Academy, Tables: WIRAKA Cloths: HAINSWORTH. Balls: ARAMITH 1G Scoring system: Electronic VISA: Please check with the Qatar embassy in your country. If you need an official invitation for your visas from the host country, please contact (qbsf@mcs.gov.qa) for the same. Color passport copy and details of the player/s and accompanying delegate should be sent to the host country and CC to me for visa issuance. Very Important: Please check the attached relating to the COVID-19 advisory for travelers to Qatar, Any further details can be obtained from the attached file of QATAR TRAVEL POLICY or the following website: https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx MATCHES FORMAT: Men Snooker: Round-robin best of 7 frames Pre-quarter final best of 7 frames Quarter-final best of 7 frames Semi-final & Final best of 9 frames Ladies Snooker: Round-robin best of 3 frames Quarter-final best of 3 frames Semi-final & Final best of 5 frames English BILLIARDS 100 Up: Round-robin best of 7 frames Pre-quarter finals best of 7 frames Quarter-final best of 9 frames Semi-final & Final best of 9 frames The prize money is USD 17,000 for Men Snooker, 6,000 for Ladies’ Snooker, and 6,000 for English Billiards. Please note that: The Technical Committee has the right to change the tournament format according to the number of participant players and the Covid-19 situation. Dress code: Please advise your players that the dress code will be strictly adhered to. All players must wear a waistcoat whilst playing. Evening dress or dark suit together with waistcoat shall be worn in all sessions of the matches. Long-sleeve shirts buttoned at the wrist, waistcoats, and bow ties, shall be worn for all matches, save when the venue conditions are hot and humid, and, in which case, certain relaxation to dress-code requirements may be decided thereupon by the Championship Committee. Players will be allowed to wear a Sponsor’s logo on the waistcoat with a maximum size of 100 mm x 40 mm or 80 mm in diameter. National Flag must be worn on the waistcoat of each player. The Host NSA will inform players if their logos may be worn during any televised stages of the Championship and that players wear them belonging to the Host NSA’s sponsor(s) at no cost to the players. The Host NSA will decide the appropriate dress code for any official functions. Failure to comply with the prescribed dress code may result in the forfeiture of the match by the players in default. Drug Testing: Players may be subjected to Drug testing by the WCBS Drugs in Sport Policy

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