2023 World Billiards Championship to Take Place at Landywood Snooker Club, UK

Star tables at the Landywood Snooker Club

The 2023 World Billiards Championship will take place at Landywood Snooker Club, located near Birmingham in England. This marks the first time since 2018 that the premier Billiards event on the world stage will be held in the UK, with the previous championships in 2022 and 2019 held in Singapore and Melbourne respectively. The historic event will feature the renowned John Roberts trophy, a prized relic dating back to 1870.

Scheduled for later this year, the championship will comprise a level 3 World Ranking event over the weekend of October 14-15, followed by the timed format World Championship from October 16-19. Landywood Snooker Club, situated approximately 20 miles from Birmingham, recently underwent significant refurbishment in 2021, enhancing its reputation as one of the country’s top venues. The club boasts a total of 12 tables, including four Star tables, and has become a preferred choice for prestigious events.

Having previously hosted events on the WPBSA Q Tour and World Women’s Snooker circuit, Landywood is eager to welcome the World Billiards Championship for the first time. Paul Lloyd, the club’s owner, expressed delight and gratitude for being selected as the host venue, emphasizing the honor and excitement within the club to showcase this prestigious event.

Jason Colebrook, World Billiards Managing Director, echoed the sentiment, expressing his pleasure in the championship’s return to the UK and expressing hopes that all qualified players will have the opportunity to compete at Landywood.

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