The Organizing Committee of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw has chosen the mascots of the event - Johnnie and Margaret. The projects of the mascots were made by children.
Johnie and Margaret - two small dwarfes refer to the tenement houses in the city centre and the trams running through the city.
III Polish Pyramid Championships took place in Contact Kielce Billiard Centre on the 8 February. Players from Kielce, Krakow, Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Radom, Jedrzejow and Debica joined the competition. Jan Nieweglowski from Idoslubu.pl Kielce became the winner.
The World Confederation of Billiard Sports has engaged heavily in working on a bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The host city in Japan will be able to accept at least one sport as an addition to the list approved at the International Olympic Committee's extraordinary general meeting in Monaco last year. The WCBS have this week submitted a bid outlining their case as to why billiards sports should be part of the programme for 2020 Tokyo.
" I'm very happy, that cue sports back to game. Today, we have a chance to chanage our sport status. One sport will be add only. I hope, that Japan will open a new page in our history" said Marcin Krzemiński .
IWGA President Perurena: Birmingham, USA, to be Host City of The World Games 2021
The World Games 2021 will take place in Birmingham/Alabama/USA. This decision was announced by José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, at noon on Thursday, 22 January 2015, at a press conference in the Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne.
During its meetings on Wednesday the IWGA Executive Committee had made a final assessment of the Bids from Birmingham (USA), Lima (Peru) and Ufa (Russia), and evaluated the delegations’ final presentations. The IWGA Executive Board took the final decision on the host city for the 11th edition of this multi-sports event at its meeting on Thursday morning.
This announcement is subject to successful negotiation of contractual conditions, and subsequent confirmation by the IWGA‘s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April 2015. The agreement with the next host city will be signed right after the AGM. The 10th edition of The World Games will be staged in 2017 in Wroclaw Poland. The IWGA flag will be handed over to the representatives of Birmingham during the closing ceremony in Wroclaw on 30 July 2017.
Dieter Johns (USA) won the first tournament of EEBC Pyramid Tour 2015 series. The competition took place in Germering (Germany) on 17 – 18 January 2015. 32 players from 10 countries (USA, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Rep., Bulgaria, Russia and Italy) joined the tournament.
First Slovakian Pyramid Championships were played on the 28 December in Luna hotel in Martin (Slovakia).
Michal Turkowski from Nosan Kielce became the winner of the first in Poland comercial pyramid tournament. In the final match defeated Jan Nieweglowski 3:0. TVSports.pl provided live streaming from semifinals and final. The organizers of the event were Mak Marketing and EEBC.
Players will receive ranking points from the following tournaments:
- EEBC Pyramid Tour – Germany
- EEBC Pyramid Tour – Czech
- EEBC Pyramid Tour – Bulgaria
- EEBC Pyramid Tour – Latvia
- EEBC Pyramid Tour – Spain