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World Under-18 and Under-21 Snooker Championships 2019

World Under-18 and Under-21 Snooker Championships 2019
IBSF is pleased to announce that 2019 World Under-18 (Boys) and Under-21 (Boys / Girls) Snooker Championships will be played in Tsingtao city of Shandong Province in China. The city situated in the east coast of Republic of China is also known as Qingdao.

These championships will be played from 4th July till 13th July 2019 as per following info-pack. The Tournament Info pack has already been sent to all member countries.

Entry for these Championships have already been started and Member Countries can now enter their players’ names and details on IBSF Online Entry System using their login credentials. Closing date for entry is 16 June 2019.

Each country is allowed to send 3 players in each competition. All under 18 players not entered in under 21 championships at closing date will be added to under 21 entries by IBSF unless we are informed otherwise by member country.

Players should be less than 18 or 21 years by the 31st December 2018 and don’t forget to upload players’ pictures (not less than 300 dpi).

Entry fee of US$ 70.00 per player must be paid to the IBSF on the first day of the championship. All players must present their passport to the Tournament Office before the start of the matches.

13 international referees will be invited. 4 Europe, 5 Asia, 2 Africa and 2 Oceania. Referee
nominations must be sent to regional association. Closing date for referee nominations is
12th May.

Accommodation will be supplied on a twin share basis for all International Referees. Breakfast and one extra meal allowance to be offered to all International Invited Referees. IBSF will give an extra allowance of US$ 400.00 to each international referee.

IBSF takes this opportunity to thank Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association for taking up and spreading IBSF Snooker Championships for juniors in different parts of Republic of China.

ABOUT Pingdu City:

Located in the northwest part of Qingdao, Pingdu is the largest county-level city in Shandong, with a total area of 3,166 square kilometers and population of 13.8 million.

Productions of grain, cotton, oil, meat and fruit are among the top in the nation's county-level cities. The graphite, gold, talc mines are rich.

It is 80 kilometers away from Qingdao Airport, and 100 kilometers away from Qingdao Port.

Pingdu plans to focus on four industrial clusters, which are mechanical parts, food processing, home appliance electronics, specialty and chemicals.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Host Association: Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA)
Address of the Association: 5# Ti Yu Guan road, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China

Host city: Qingdao Shandong Province - China

HOST ASSOCIATION CONTACT
CBSA General Secretary: Ms. Wang Shu
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile: +86 13911012646

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Pingdu Hua Xi Hotel
62-1 Hangzhou Road, Pingdu, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Five-star hotel.

HOTEL RATES
Room rates including Breakfast & Taxes:
Single room: US$ 86.00
Double/ Twin room: US$ 86.00 maximum two breakfasts taxes included
Triple room: Not Available

VENUE INFORMATION
Venue address:
Pingdu Olympic Sports Center, Fuzhou Nan Road, Pingdu, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Match Tables: 12
Practice tables: 4
Make of tables: SHENDER
Cloth: Strachan: Superfine Snooker Cloth
Balls: Aramith 1G
Scoring system: Electronic
Air Conditioning: Central Air-condition
Type of floor covering: Carpet
Seating / number of spectators: 1000

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
International Airport: Qingdao Liuting International airport IATA:TAO,ICAO:ZSQD
Name of nearest airport if not above: Beijing Peking international airport
Travel time from Beijing airport to Qingdao Airport: 80 mins by air.
Train service: Beijing airport to Qingdao North Railway Station.
Tickets can be booked on line or at airport or train station.
Train times can be checked on https://uk.trip.com/trains/
Travel time: Between the Qingdao North Railway station and the hotel (60 km) 60 mins by taxi.
Distance from Hotel to Venue: 6 kilometers
Distance from Qingdao Liuting International Airport to Hotel: 79 kilometers
There will be shuttle buses arranged for pick-ups, between the Hotel and
Venue, between the Qingdao Liuting International Airport to the Hotel, between
the Qingdao North Railway Station to the Hotel. Volunteers with foreign language
capabilities will be available to offer assistance at the Qingdao Liuting International Airport
and Qingdao North Railway Station. Participants will need to send their confirmed travel
schedules in advance.

DRESS CODE:
The dress code will be strictly adhered to. All players must wear a waistcoat whilst playing.

•    Evening dress or dark-suit together with waist-coat 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. 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.

VISAS
Participants who need invitations for visa application please send the passport copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Higher classified invitations for China visa issued by the Foreign Affairs authorities will take at least 20 working days, please send requests as early as possible.

DRUG TESTING
Players may be subjected to Drug Testing in accordance with the WCBS Drugs in Sport Policy.

CURRENCY
Local currency is Yuan.
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