Welsh Darren Morgan and Thai Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan stand out at the 2016 IBSF World Snooker Champion

Maya Nawar
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Thai Siripaporn wins the six reds women's division at the 2016 IBSF World Team Snooker and Six Reds Championship Photo credit: courtesy of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF)

The 2016 IBSF World Team Snooker and Six Reds Championship, celebrated at Pyramisa Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, concluded on 30 July having started on 20 July. Twenty-seven countries participated in the championship: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Egypt, England, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Latvia, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA, Wales, and Yemen.

Mohamed Kammah, president of the Egyptian Federation of Billiards and Snooker and the African Billiards and Snooker Federation and general secretary of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation, expressed that aside from the desire to develop and showcase the sport, this championship aimed to recover tourism to Egypt and show that Sharm El-Sheikh is a safe place.

On 30 July, Pyramisa Sharm El-Sheikh celebrated the championship’s closing ceremony with several significant figures present, including: Kammah, President of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation Capt. PVK Mohan, Minister of Tourism Yehia Rashed, and South Sinai Governor, Kahled Fouda.

The championship was divided into five categories: 15-reds masters’ team, 15-reds women’s team, 15-reds men’s team, six-reds women, and six-reds men.

Thailand won the 15-reds masters’ team after beating India in the final 5-1.  Hong Kong won the 15-reds women’s team after defeating India 4-3. Iran surprised the audience by winning the 15-reds men’s team after defeating China in the final with 5-2.

In the six-reds categories, Welsh Darren Morgan won the men’s division, while Hong Kong’s Chau Hon Man was runner-up. Thai Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan won the women’s division, defeating India’s Vidya Pillai in the final with 4-0.


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