The official opening ceremony of 2019 World Under-18 and Under-21 Snooker Championships 2019 was held today in the Pingdu Olympic Sports Center.
Mayor of Pingdu Municipal People’s Government, Mr. Li Hucheng graced the ceremony with his presence. Mr. Jiang Wenshen, Deputy Director of Qingdao Sports Bureau alongwith, Mr. Liu Chunsheng, Deputy Secretary General of CBSA and other dignitaries from CBSA, Mae Mae Sports and Sponsors joined Mr. Hucheng for the opening ceremony.
Mr. Jim Leacy, the Vice President of IBSF represented International Billiards and Snooker Federation. In his speech, he thanked Mr. Li Hucheng for providing all necessary requirements including world-class Pingdu Olympic Sports Centre for organizing this event. He also thanked all the sponsors including IBSF sponsors Shender, Saluc and 6811.
Further he congratulated China Billiards and Snooker Association for their efforts to make travel our sport within China and making it more and more popular among people of China. His speech had a special mention of all the dedicated volunteers who are working tirelessly for helping all the participants of this championship.
Mr. Li Hucheng, in his speech, welcomed all the representatives of participating countries and requested them to visit Pingdu in free time during their stay. He praised flawless organizing skills of every one associated with this championship.
And then all dignitaries played the opening shot to announce the championships open for next 9 days.
Photographs of the Opening Ceremony available on Facebook Page of IBSF (www.facebook.com/theibsf)