Yushan is the focus of the world! 2019 CBSA “Yaqi Group” Cup Chinese Billiards World Championship Grand Opening

Sponsored by China Billiards Association, Jiangxi Provincial Sports Bureau, Shangrao Municipal People’s Government, supported by World Professional Billiards Federation (WPBSA), International Billiards Federation (IBSF), and undertaken by Yushan County People’s Government and Beijing Xingpai Weiye Sports Development Co., Ltd. Shangrao Yushan 2019 CBSA “Yaqi Group” Cup Chinese Billiards World Championship was grandly opened on the afternoon of March 21 at Yushan County Art Center in Jiangxi.

Yushan is the focus of the world! 2019 CBSA "Yaqi Group" Cup Chinese Billiards World Championship Grand Opening

Sun Jusheng, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government, Wang Tao, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the China Billiards Association, Ding Xiaosheng, Member of the Standing Committee of Shangrao Municipal Committee and Minister of Propaganda, Lin Jun, Deputy Director of Sports Bureau, Zheng Shaowei, Deputy Mayor of Shangrao Municipal People’s Government, Hu Jianfei, Secretary of CPC Yushan County Committee, CPC Xu Shubin, Deputy Secretary of Yushan County Party Committee and County Head of the County People’s Government, Gan Liantong, Vice Chairman of China Billiards Association, Vice Chairman of Beijing Xingpai Group, Liao Guilin, Vice Chairman of Yaqi Group, Jason Ferguson, Chairman of World Snooker Association, World Fancy Ishan Singh, the event director of the Pool Association, Mohamed Kamah, the President of the African Pool Association, Tu Yonghui, the President of the Asian Pool Association, and Maxim, the President of the European Pool Association, attended the opening ceremony. Also present at the opening ceremony were China Billiards Association, General Office of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government, Jiangxi Provincial Sports Bureau, Shangrao Municipal Committee and Municipal Government of Jiangxi Province, Anshun Municipal Government, Luliang Municipal Government leaders and relevant department heads, and members of the four sets of teams in Yushan County Other leaders, together with nearly 500 Chinese and foreign players and nearly 100 media reporters, witnessed the opening ceremony of the Fifth World Chinese Pool Championship.

Gan Liantong, Vice Chairman of Beijing Xingpai Group

Since 2015, the Chinese Billiards World Championships have been continuously held in Yushan, and the influence of the events has increased day by day. Its professionalism and authority have been widely recognized around the world. The Chinese Billiards World Championships have grown into a world in just a few years. The eye-catching world-class event has been loved by Chinese billiards, fancy nine-ball and snooker stars. It has become the only event in the world that brings together top players in three billiards sports. The number of players in the current World Championships has increased significantly, and the number of applicants has reached a record high. 481 players from 35 countries and regions gathered in Yushan to meet friends, enhance friendship and strengthen exchanges. Among them, there are as many as 285 international players. After 6 days of fierce competition in the qualifiers from March 15th to March 20th, a total of 96 players entered the main game. The main game will be held from March 22nd to March 26th. Snooker and nine-ball stars such as Joe Perry, Mark King, Chen Siming, Fu Xiaofang, etc. all appeared on the stage, competing for a total prize money of more than 3 million yuan.

Fu Xiaofang

This opening ceremony is very international and modern, and there is no lack of national characteristics. It fully demonstrated to the world the feelings of billiards connecting people’s hearts and Yushan integrating the world. It can be said that today’s Yushan is everywhere presenting the style of “China’s billiards capital and the world’s billiards city”.

At the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General Wang Tao fully affirmed the Chinese Billiards World Championships. She said: “Chinese billiards belong to China and the world. This sport has crossed over the differences of nationality, culture and skin color. The World Championships are Chinese. The internationalization of billiards has made important contributions to shaping a harmonious and friendly international cultural ecology and exchanges.”

Wang Tao, Vice Chairman of China Billiards Association

Chairman Ferguson said: Chinese billiards will greatly enrich the connotation of billiards, and it is of great significance to promote the development of Chinese billiards. The World Snooker Association is very willing to support the development of Chinese billiards, and is willing to work with all partners who strive to promote the development of world billiards to successfully host this event.

Ferguson, Chairman of the World Snooker Association

Minister Ding Xiaosheng fully affirmed and appreciated Yushan County’s strategy and measures to build a county sports brand featuring billiards around the goal of building “China’s billiards capital and a world-renowned billiards city”. He believes that: At the Chinese Billiards World Championships and the three Snooker World Opens, Yushan County has integrated sports with tourism and culture, which not only promoted the development of the billiard industry, but also promoted the development of industry and tourism in many aspects, and comprehensively improved City influence and reputation.

Ding Xiaosheng, Minister of Propaganda Department of Shangrao City

As the host, Hu Jianfei said: Yushan “will go all out to do a good job in ensuring the various services of the event, and strive to make this Chinese Billiard World Championships a grand event full of passion, splendor, friendship and unity.”

The Yaqi Group, which has named the Chinese Billiard World Championships three times in a row, has given strong support to the Chinese Billiard World Championships. Liao Guilin said: Yaqi Group is willing to “make Yushan a famous billiard city in China and a world billiard capital. At the same time, the popularity and reputation of our company have also been greatly improved. We will do our best to cooperate and support all the work of the competition with the greatest efforts and sincerity!”

Liao Guilin, Vice Chairman of Yaqi Group

Player representatives Fu Xiaofang and Mei Lin both expressed that they would participate in the competition in the best competitive state, play as much as possible, leave no regrets, and achieve the level and style of the game, and strive for success. Merlin said: “The Chinese Billiards World Championship is also the best platform for the world’s billiards players to communicate with each other. Here everyone competes on the same court and competes with each other, and at the same time it enhances the friendship between each other.”


Then, Vice Governor Sun Jusheng announced the official opening of the Chinese Billiards World Championship.

Sun Jusheng, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province

After the opening ceremony, there were wonderful cultural performances. The combination of Chinese and Western cultures. The creative program arrangement implied that the Chinese billiards culture was fully integrated in all countries in the world. It promoted the Chinese billiards culture to the world and contributed to the internationalization of Chinese billiards. Outstanding contribution.

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