Governing Body in the United Kingdom
World Billiards Limited (WBL) is the organisation responsible for organising and promoting all English Billiards ranking events around the world.
World Billiards was originally born as the English-Billiards Open Series (EBOS). Formed in 2004, it provided an open circuit for players of all abilities and nationalities to compete against each other in meaningful competition. In 2011, EBOS transformed into World Billiards Limited, building on a reputation of running well organised tournaments, rewarding excellence and encouraging players to improve and enjoy the game of English Billiards.
With the support of its parent company, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, it has developed a thriving World Billiards tour which now features around 20 world ranking events, visiting some of the best venues across Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America. World Billiards, alongside WPBSA, has also launched a dedicated billiards coaching course to create a network of World Billiards coaches around the world.
Over this time, the mission statement has remained the same; to foster the development and participation in the game of English Billiards by way of open entry thus providing a platform for all players.
World Billiards Limited is registered in England and Wales as a Private Limited Company limited by shares, company number 07865373.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Jason Colebrook (Managing Director)
Jim Burke (Company Secretary)
Steve Lock (Tournaments Director)