Det er konflikt mellom World Pool-Billiard Assocoation (WPA - som er det internasjonale Pool-forbundet) og Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA). Vi refererer til saken nedenfor samt meldingen som er sendt ut fra WPAs Generalsekretær (som også er president i EPBF - det Europeiske Pool-forbundet).
Som en konsekvens av dette må vi anbefale at ingen spillere i klubber som er medlem i Norges Biljardforbund, deltar i denne konkurransen. ________________________ Dear Players
China (CBSA) has recently announced it intends to run the Chinese Pool World Championship in Yushan, 15-21 March 2019.
The contract between WPA and CBSA for this event has been terminated for breach of contract and therefore the event is no longer sanctioned. This means, as an international event, it cannot be considered as a legitimate world championship and has no credibility as such.
Because of this, the WPA respectfully asks players not to support such an event in the best long-term interests of the sport. Penalties will be applied to players who do participate as it against the rules of the WPA. It has been decided by the WPA that any player who does participate will lose all of their WPA ranking points and will not be permitted to participate in the next WPA Ranking event (the WPA Players Championship).
In addition, there may also be other penalties applied, including fines, imposed by the local, national and/or continental federations against participating players. Any offending player will have no ranking points to their credit for the start of 2019, and will not be considered for any wildcard nominations, meaning the only way into a ranking event tournament will be through Stage 1, the qualifying system.