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Council IBA

director:
Adrian Tabacaru ROM

secretar:
Mgr. Paula Przybylska POL

Dr. Piotr Ostrowski POL
Dr. Viktoriia Nagorna UKR
Vojtech Stofko SVK
Joana Ivanova BUL

IBA Statistic

YearCountriesParticipants

2012

5 40

2013

5 75

2014

10 345

2015

10 160

2016

21 450
permanent members of the program
POL
Poland
ROM
Romania
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
UKR
Ukraine
CZE
Czech Rep.
BUL
Bulgaria
MDA
Moldova
GEO
Georgia
SRB
Serbia
ISR
Israel
HUN
Hungary
LIT
Lithuania

International Billiard Academy

The idea of creating the International Billiard Academy came up in 2012 during the East European Billiard Council board meeting. Billiard associations and clubs from Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania and Czech Rep. were the first participants of the program. The first event, as a part of the program, took place in 2012 in Romania. It was also the first meeting of the pyramid players from Poland, Slovakia and Czech Rep.

The local cooperation between Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Rep. and Lithuania started in 2013 and focused on participation in billiard tournaments.

The real breakthrough in the IBA activities took place in 2014. It started with Polish-Israeli training in Haifa. Then, players from Poland, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia and Bulgaria, met in summertime in Chernomorets (Bulgaria). Also the cycle of EEBC Junior Cup started. The Romanian idea was to play the friendly billiard matches before the Dynamic Best of the East tournaments. In the autumn players from Israel came to Poland and competed in Mikolow and Krakow. Thanks to the cooperation with the local authorities young players from Poland went to Kaunas (Lithuania), Pardubice (Czech Rep.) and Kanianka (Slovakia) and youth from Slovakia visited Debica, Bodzentyn, Bilcza and Kielce in Poland.

In 2015 teams from Poland and Israel trained together and visited both countries. The youth from could take part in the tournaments in Poland, Slovakia and Czech Rep. Later the international group of players trained during the summer camp in Golden Sands in Bulgaria. Also senior players from Poland, Slovakia, Moldova, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Lithuania and Belarus played the friendly matches.

The most important event of 2016 was the ‘International Billiard Festival – Kielce 2016’. 232 players (senior, juniors, and disabled) from 21 countries took part in this event. The IBA focused also on the international billiard matches which took place in Slovakia, Czech Rep. Romania and Poland. Also the youngest players had a chance to compete – they met in Lodz, Pardubice and Ruzomberok.

The plan for 2017 assumes to involve 15 countries and the number of the players will cross 400. Kielce will be again the host of the International Billiard Festival. The friendly billiard matches in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia will be continued as well as the juniors’ competition in Ruzomberok, Pardubice and Kielce. Team from Lithuania will visit Ketrzyn and the pyramid players will meet in Lithuania, Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. It is going to be the first time when old boys are to compete together.

The budget of the IBA consisted of the members’ fees and the financial support from the local governments, national billiard organizations and private companies.



International Billiard Academy 2017

28  Jun International Billiard Festival - EEBC Junior Cup - Kielce (Poland)
20  May International Billiard Academy - EEBC Junior Cup - Ruzomberok (Slovakia)
28  Apr IBA Friendly matches: Hungary/Poland/Romania/Slovakia - Budapest (Hungary)
21  Apr IBA Oldboys Tour - Ruzomberok (Slovakia)
10  Mar IBA Friendly matches: Poland/Lithuania - Ketrzyn (Poland)
17  Feb IBA Friendly matches: Bulgaria/Romania/Poland - Sofia (Bulgaria)

International Billiard Academy 2015

Jul International Billiard Academy - Summer Training Centre - Bulgaria
17  Jun International Billiard Academy - training camp - Tel Aviv (Israel)
15  May International Billiard Academy - Poland vs Israel (pool match) - Mikolow (Poland)
13  Mar International Billiard Academy - Poland vs Lithuania (pool match) - Ketrzyn (Poland)
15  Jan International Billiard Academy - Poland vs Slovakia (pyramid match) - Martin (Slovakia)

International Billiard Academy 2013

29  Jun EBC Summer Training Centre – Bulgaria – 1st camp

International Billiard Academy 2012

Jul Billiard Academy of Champions - Burgas, Bulgaria