The year 2017 must be the busiest calendar for Qatar as far as Billiards Sports is concerned. As World Snooker Championships – 2017 (Men, Women & Masters) came back to Qatar followed by World 9 Ball Championship in December and all the chances of World English Billiards too will be hosted by Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation. This is also the 1st instance that the IBSF World Snooker Championships (Men, Women & Masters) are being held 2nd time in a row in the same country (Qatar). On the Asian Front, the preparations for Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games are in full swing as less than a week is remaining to kick off the multi sports event, which also include 13 disciplines for Billiards Sports (10 for Men & 3 for Women). The Games are being held in the beautiful city of Ashghabat in Turkmenistan. Contingents from different Sports have already been started to arrive in Ashgabat where a huge Games Village has been created for the purpose. A number of beautiful multi storied buildings have been built to accommodate the participants of the Games. Opening ceremony of this mega event will be held on 17th September whereas the draws for the Billiards Sports are scheduled to be held on 15th of September, 2017 and the competitions will commence from 19thtill 26th September. The tables for Billiards Sports are supplied by Wiraka who is also the Official Table Suppliers for the Games. 8 Snooker Tables, 8 Pool Tables, 4 Russian Pyramid Tables and 1 Carom Table have already been installed in the huge Billiards Sports Arena. Hainsworth & Simonis Cloth is being used for different disciplines whereas Aramith is the Official Balls Suppliers. We can expect some great competitions in days to come.

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