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Snooker - 07 Oct 2005
TVNW Media Group has been appointed by the United States Snooker Association, on behalf of the International Billiards & Snooker Federation, as the exclusive television and marketing agent for the 2006 IBSF World Snooker Team Championships for Men, Ladies and Seniors, to be held from 17-26 August 2006 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California, USA.
Snooker - 23 Sep 2004
Eurosport is to be the host broadcaster for the British Open which will be held in Brighton from November 8 to 14.
Snooker - 02 Apr 2004
Sir Rodney Walker, the chairman of World Snooker, has announced the formation of his new WPBSA Board, which will take place in May after the World Championships.
Snooker - 16 Dec 2003
World Snooker Ltd is pleased to announce that it has signed a new agreement with Paragon Event Management Ltd.
Snooker - 12 Dec 2003
On the 1st November 2003, the new WSL board was formed. In addition to myself as Chairman, other appointments made by WPBSA included Neal Stevens as Sales Director who has been working for World Snooker for ten months, Charles (Charlie) Burt as Business Development Director and Tony Murphy as Director of Operations.
Snooker - 12 Dec 2003
On 4th August 2003, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (‘WPBSA’), the governing body of World Snooker, terminated its contract with its commercial management company, World Snooker Enterprises (‘WSE’), based on an allegation that WSE had failed to perform its obligations under that agreement. WSE immediately challenged that termination in the High Court, on the basis that the allegation it had failed to perform was completely groundless, and sought damages for repudiatory
Snooker - 07 Aug 2003
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), the sport’s world governing body, has ended its commercial relationship with World Snooker Enterprises (WSE), it was confirmed today.
Snooker - 01 May 2003
TWI and World Snooker have announced the amicable settlement of the legal action between them.
Snooker - 31 Jan 2003
Bet365 will be World Snooker's exclusive betting partner at the Benson and Hedges Masters at Wembley Conference Centre next week.
Snooker - 20 Dec 2002
Members of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) gave the current Board their backing at today's annual general meeting in Preston.
Snooker - 20 Dec 2002
World Snooker Ltd has appointed businessman and sporting legend Tony Lewis CBE as non-executive chairman.
Snooker - 22 Nov 2002
Electrical giants PowerHouse, the UK's largest independent electrical retailer, have turned up the heat for this year's UK Championship by announcing they are to sponsor one of snooker's top tournaments.
Snooker - 13 Nov 2002
Professional snooker has sent a strong message to the world, saying that internal squabbles will not be allowed to affect the success of the game.
Snooker - 24 Oct 2002
Two world ranking tournaments have been added to the calendar for the 2002-2003 season – the Irish Masters and European Open.
Snooker - 17 Oct 2002
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited (WPBSA) today confirmed the appointment of World Snooker Enterprises (WSE) as its new commercial management team.
Snooker - 26 Sep 2002
Former world No 2 Tony Knowles has joined the Board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.
Snooker - 24 Sep 2002
The Board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association will meet tomorrow (Weds) to consider the appointment of a new director following the shock resignation of Mark Wildman.
Snooker - 23 Aug 2002
Negotiations with World Snooker Enterprises are now being finalised with the aim of completing contracts for the management of the commercial rights of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association in the coming days.
Snooker - 01 Jul 2002
A summit meeting of the world’s top snooker players to decide on the future direction of the sport resulted in a split decision today (Friday). A total of 72 players including current world champion Peter Ebdon and former world champions Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, John Parrott and Mark Williams voted on three proposals from potential investors at the Tickled Trout in Preston.
Snooker - 06 Jun 2002
Jason Ferguson has been unanimously elected as chairman of World Snooker Limited – the new trading subsidiary of WPBSA Limited.
Snooker - 02 May 2002
Following representations received from Rex Williams and Ray Reardon, the Board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have voted unanimously to reinstate them as full members of the WPBSA with honorary status.
Snooker - 19 Apr 2002
Professional snooker’s governing body is to undergo radical and exciting reform, taking the sport forward commercially.
Snooker - 21 Dec 2001
Former chairman Rex Williams has been expelled as a member of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and asked to repay legal costs of £28,268.
Snooker - 12 Dec 2001
Jim McKenzie has left his position as chief executive officer of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.
Snooker - 13 Nov 2001
Hill and Knowlton’s Sports Marketing & Sponsorship division has been appointed by World Snooker to raise the profile of the sport and the governing body.
Snooker - 05 Oct 2001
5 October 2001 - World Snooker has successfully defended the legal action brought by 110 Sport, the internet start-up formerly known as TSN. In a judgement delivered today at the High Court, Mr. Justice Lloyd ruled against 110 Sport in seven out of eight issues.
Snooker - 05 Oct 2001
In a High Court ruling, in a case brought by Stephen Hendry, Mark Williams and TSN (now 110sport) against professional snooker's governing body, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, Mr Justice Lloyd today ruled that the WPBSA had adopted an unlawful restraint of trade, abused their dominant position and acted against the EC Treaty in connection with rules adopted by the WPBSA board in March 2001.
Snooker - 21 Sep 2001
David Sheepshanks, chairman of Ipswich Town Football Club, has joined the Board of World Snooker as a non-executive director.
Snooker - 27 Jun 2001
Seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry, world No 1 Mark Williams and The Sportsmasters Network (now 110 Sport) today failed in their bid to persuade the High Court to break up World Snooker.
Snooker - 14 May 2001
World Snooker today announced that it is to remove the rule relating to events in which players can take part with effect from Wednesday 16 May. The move comes as the governing body for the sport prepares to announce its five-year business plan after a root-and-branch review of the sports' commercial activities.
Snooker - 08 Mar 2001
World Snooker chief executive Jim McKenzie today reacted to the news that The Sportsmasters Network are to drop plans for a rival world tour as ‘a victory for common sense and the members’.
Snooker - 27 Feb 2001
TSN applied to the court today for an injunction to prevent the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association from applying its rules. No injunction was granted.
Snooker - 16 Feb 2001
Malcolm Thorne has been appointed Challenge Tour Manager by World Snooker and will take up his new post on March 1.
Snooker - 08 Feb 2001
Terrestrial television coverage is key to the future of snooker. That was the message from World Snooker chief executive Jim McKenzie today after the BBC had given public backing to the professional game’s governing body.
Snooker - 24 Jan 2001
Negotiations between World Snooker and The Sportsmasters Network (TSN) have ended without any agreement being reached.
Snooker - 20 Dec 2000
World Snooker Forecasts £1m Profit for New Season
Snooker - 06 Dec 2000
IBSF World Snooker Championship Seeks Title Sponsor
Snooker - 12 Oct 2000
BBC Signs New Six -Year, Four-Tournament Snooker Deal
Snooker - 10 Oct 2000
BSkyB Renews Top Snooker Contracts
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