Qatar World Open

9Ball Tournament


27 - 28 June 2008 - Qualifying

29 June  - 05 July 2008 - Main Round


:: Venue ::


Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation (QBSF), Al Muntazah Road, Doha, Qatar

Tel: (974) 435-6099    Fax: (975) 435-6077 - e-mail:


Location: 10~15 minutes from Doha Intíl Airport by taxi.


:: Organizer ::

Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation (QBSF)


:: Main Sponsor ::

Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC)


:: Sanction by ::

World Pool-Billiards Association (WPA) / Asian Pocket Billiards Union (APBU)


:: TV coverage ::

Al Jazeera Sport Channel





Dennis Orcollo of Philippines


Qatar World Open 9Ball Pool Championship






Al Jazeera Sports Channel 2 will broadcast live images of the main rounds of the

Qatar International Open 9-Ball Championship


The live coverage will start Thursday from 1240 hours till 1700 hours


JSC Sports 2, Frequencies:

Nilesat 101

Freq: 12284

Pol: Vertical

SR: 27500

FEC: 3/4

 (Subject to availability of telecast of this channel in respective countries)



Participants (Stage 2):

The number of allotments (quota) decided in agreement with the tournament organizer and WPA is as below.

AAPA :: 2 spots

APBU :: 25 spots

BCA :: 10 spots (including 2 spots for Canada)

EPBF :: 28 spots

OPBA :: 2 spots

Arab countries :: 9 spots

Host country, Qatar :: 8 spots

Organizer wild card  :: 2 spots

WPA wild card :: 2 spots

Qualifiers from Stage 1 :: 8 spots

TOTAL :: 96 players in the main tournament ( Stage 2


Participants (Stage 1): Any players from the world. Maximum 64 players in the first day and the second day.


Format in Stage 2

  • Each group with 12 players x 8 groups in the group round by 96 players.

  • Double Elimination with race to 9, by Alternate-Break.

  • 4 qualifiers from each group (2 from winnerís bracket and 2 from loserís bracket) advance to last 32 of Single Elimination with race to 11, by Alternate-Break. Final match will be by race to 13.

Qualifiers from the winnerís bracket (16 players) will be entered to the fixed spots in the last 32, and spots for 16 qualifiers from the loserís bracket will be taken by a blind draw.


Format in Stage 1 (qualifying tournament)

  • Single Elimination with race to 7, by Alternate-Break.

  • First day (June 27), maximum 64 applicants.

4 qualifiers advance to the Stage 2 group round.

  • Second Day (June 28), maximum 64 applicants.

4 qualifiers advance to the Stage 2 group round. However if more players withdraw from the quota of Stage 2, the above figure will increase.


More detail will be announced after May 10 and at the day of qualifying tournament.


Prize Money: USD 150,000 in Total


Winner -----------

$ 40,000 x 1

Runner-up -------

$ 20,000 x 1

3rd ~ 4th --------

$ 10,000  x 2

5th ~ 8th --------

$ 5,000 x 4

9th ~ 16th -------

$ 2,500 x 8

17th ~ 32nd -----

$ 1,200 x 16   1st loser in last 32.

5th ~ 6th --------

$   400 x 16    qualifying round

7th ~ 8th --------

$   275 x 16    qualifying round


Sanction Fee:  5% to be deducted from the prize money as WPA sanction fee.

Local Tax: No deduction.


Entry fee:

  • No entrance fee to allocated players to the Stage 2.

  • US$ 50 or QR 185 (Riyals) each day for the Stage 1 participant is requested to be paid at the reception desk in the venue by the previous day of the tournament which participates in.

Entry Application for Stage 2:

  • Entry by numbers:  Each Continental Federation (AAPA, APBU, EPBF, OPBA) and other organizations should inform to QBSF before April 20 if they will meet their allocations.

  • Entry by names:  Each Continental Federation (AAPA, APBU, EPBF, OPBA) and other organizations should submit the playersí name list (playersí names and their nationality) in a lump to QBSF by email or fax not later than May 10.

Entry Application for Stage 1:

  • Entry by names --- Not later than May 10, it is desirable to be submitted the attached application form  QBSF by email or fax through each national association which each belongs to.

In case when the applicant reaches to large number, the scheduled dates may be added a day (June 26) or two days (June 25 and 26). All participants to the Stage 1 are requested to make sure about any updated information in our web link or ask to QBSF or each association after May 10.



Send in your applications to QBSF by e-mail: or by FAX (+975) 435-6077


Notice: Strict observance of the application dead line.


VISA: If invitation letter is needed for visa , please submit  your details (full name, passport number and other necessary documents  to QBSF at the earliest convenience. Below is a list of the countries that can obtain a visa on arrival at the State of Qatar. The visa can be obtained on arrival at the Doha International Airport, and there is a special visa desk. The charge for the visa is QR100 approx US $ 28.

National of the listed countries can get their visas at the Airport


United States of America

Great Britain

Hong Kong





New Zealand













San Marino






South Korea








If you need more information or if in doubt about any of the above please contact QBSF. If players are not sure of visa requirements it is better to let us know and we will check with the immigration authorities.


Hotel Information




First of all, let me seize this opportunity to thank you for choosing ďGrand Regency HotelĒ for your stay. Please find hereunder our special rates and privileges:


Rooms Accommodation Rates:


Type of rooms

Room Rate (room only)

Room Rate (Room + Buffet Breakfast)

Deluxe Single Occupancy

QR 400

QR 425

Deluxe Double Occupancy

QR 400

QR 450



General Terms

  • All above rates are quoted per room per night as stated above.

  • All above rates are net, no taxes or services charged will be applied 

    Special Buffet mealís price at Grand Gourmet Restaurant:

  • Buffet Lunch: QR 75

  • Buffet Dinner: QR 75

  • All above meals are inclusive of 1 soft drink

  • All above rates are net, no tax or service charge will be applicable

    Special Privileges for Hotel guests:

  • We are glad to offer Airport Transfer free of charge from APT/HTL & Vice Versa.

  • We are glad to offer complimentary pre-scheduled Transportation to/from championship venue.

  • We are glad to offer you a special rate for internet service at QR 50 net per day per room.

  • Welcome drink upon arrival

  • Late Check out till 18:00 hrs with no extra charge.

  • 2 small bottles of mineral water to be refilled in all guests rooms on daily basis with our compliments.

  • Free tea and coffee w/ electric kettle to be provided in all rooms on daily basis.

    Visa Procedure:

  • GRH arranges visas for guests who reside with us for the duration of their stay.

  • We require 3 working days to obtain transit visa approval and it is subject to approval by the immigration authorities.

  • Visa processing fee is QR 200 non Ė refundable.

  • Obligatory requirements: clear, scanned passport copy, valid credit card guarantee or advance cash payment and company LPO.

  • Transit visa application form and credit card authorization form have to be completed.

    Cancellation Policy:

  • Latest date for reservation June 10, 2008; any reservation after this date will be upon Hotelís availability.

Methods of reservation:

Reservations should be done by calling the reservation department on
Tel # +974 4343113 or +974 4343112 or by Internet on: or
To secure reservation, guest must guarantee reservation by credit card at time of reservation. We are glad to welcome you in our five stars Hotel.


FOR HOTEL RESERVATION FORM and Visa application Click on word file:



Travel and Accommodations:

All players and team officials are responsible for their own flight and accommodation expenses and foods.



As the organizer cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injury that might occur, participants are advised to provide their own personal insurance.


Other necessary information as below will be provided asap.

Tournament regulations

Transportation services

Knowledge of daily life



Tournament Committee:

Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation



NB: This tournament is being organized by Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation and has nothing to do with Cue Sports India. This site is only sharing information about the tournament with interested participants/spectators/fans of cue sports on request from Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation. Website will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss arising from the use of this information and the material contained in this website. However, information is as available with this website and is requested to verify the information before you act upon it by calling the concerned one.