03 january 2020 publish date
Eligibility Both events are open to amateur players from all federations around the world. The WSF welcomes players and officials of all nationalities and gender. • Players are now eligible to enter either through their National Federation or on an individual basis providing that they are a member of and considered in good standing with their National Federation. • National Federations are guaranteed a minimum of two spaces in each competition • The events are mixed gender. • Players for the Junior Event must be aged 17 or under up to and including the 31st December 2019. • Players for the Open Event may be any age. Entry process: All players must be entered through the official WSF Tournament Manager System at https://snookerscores.net/ (players must be member of their National Federation and in good standing) Closing date for nominations: Sunday 1st December 2019 at 5pm BST All participants, including referees and players guests must be registered through the official WSF Tournament Manager System. www.snookerscores.net/ Entry Fee: Please note an entry fee of €50.00 (Fifty euros) per player for the Juniors competition and €60.00 (Sixty euros) per player for the Snooker Open must be paid ‘online’ through the WSF Tournament Manager System before 5pm BST on 8th of December 2019. No player will be allowed to take part if payment is not made – if geographical restrictions mean you cannot pay by PayPal please contact us. Format: Early round robin matches will be played over a minimum of best of five frames. Knock out stages will commence from at least the last 16 rounds, however, subject to total entries WSF retains the right to extend the knockout stages to include more players, for example last 32 stages. Duration of matches for the knockout stages will be released at the time of issuing the draw and format of play. Hotel: The hotel policy is that upon arrival, all guests are expected to pay the full balance for the room booking for the total number of nights that have been booked. This can be paid by credit card or cash. All bookings must be confirmed on the WSF entry system. Closing date for Hotel Bookings via the WSF Entry System is Sunday 8th December 2019
Calendar of events: Saturday 4th January – Malta Snooker Academy: - Players Welcome Meeting 10:00 - Start of the 2020 WSF Junior Open Group Matches 12:00 Tuesday 7th January - Start of the 2020 WSF Junior Open Knockout Stages 10.00 Thursday 9th January - San Antonio Hotel: - 2020 World Snooker Federation Open Players meeting 17.00 - Official Ceremony of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Championships 18.00 - Final of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Junior Open 19:00 Friday 10th January – Malta Snooker Academy: - Start of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Open Matches 10:00 Friday 17th January – San Antonio Hotel: - Final of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Open 19:30 - Presentation & Closing ceremony of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Championships Accommodation: db San Antonio Hotel + Spa Tel: +356 2158 3434 Website: https://www.dbhotelsresorts.com/dbsanantonio Room Rates (Including full breakfast) In twin on Bed & Breakfast basis (1 player + 1 guest or 2 players) €45.00 In Twin on Bed & Breakfast Basis (2 guests) €69.00 In Triple on Bed & Breakfast Basis (2 players + 1 guest) €55.00 In Triple on Bed & Breakfast Basis (1 player + 2 guests) €67.00 In Triple on Bed & Breakfast Basis (1 player + 3 guests) €97.00 In Single on Bed & Breakfast Basis €45.00 Sea View Supplement: €5.00 Hotel facilities and Ceremonies are ONLY available free of charge for guests staying at the San Antonio Hotel Transport: Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport can be available by shuttle at a cost of €25.00 per person - All participants will be greeted by an MBSA representative upon arrival subject to arrival information being forwarded in advance. Hotel to venue shuttle transport will be organised by Malta and Billiards and Snooker Association Visa/Food/Currency: Visas are not required by most European countries but please check. All major credit cards are accepted in the hotel, restaurants and shops. Local currency is Euros (€)
Prize Money: Prize Money of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Junior Open Number Individual Prize Round Total Winner 1 €4,000* €4,000* Runner-up 1 1,800 1,800 Semi-finalist 2 750 1,500 Quarter-finalist 4 350 1,400 Last 16 8 150 1,200 Highest Break 1 100 100 Total €10,000 *For the WSF Junior’s Champion, a 2-year World Snooker Tour Card will be awarded. Winner’s Prize Money *€2,000 to be paid immediately following the event. A further €2,000 will be withheld until participation in first qualifying match on World Snooker Tour. Should the winner not take up his or her place on the World Snooker Tour the 2-year World Snooker Tour Card will be offered to the Runner up along with additional €2,000. Prize Money of the 2020 World Snooker Federation Open Number Individual Prize Round Total Winner 1 €7,500* €7,500* Runner-up 1 2,750 2,750 Semi-finalist 2 1,250 2,500 Quarter-finalist 4 600 2,400 Last 16 8 300 2,400 Highest Break 1 200 200 Total €17,750 *For the WSF Open Champion, a 2-year World Snooker Tour Card will be awarded. Winner’s Prize Money *€5,500 to be paid immediately following the event. A further €2,000 will be withheld until participation in first qualifying match on World Snooker Tour. Should the winner not take up his or her place on the World Snooker Tour the 2-year World Snooker Tour Card will be offered to the Runner up along with additional €2,000.