World Confederation Of Billiard Sports
International Billiards And Snooker Federation
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
World Pool Association
IBSF主席穆巴拉克（左上） 和 WPBSA主席弗格森
MUBARAK HAMAD M S AL-KHAYARIN穆巴拉克哈马德克哈亚马里买
This is to bring to your kind notice that:
IBSF has sent an official letter to WPBSA on 26th April 2017 to inform them that the IBSF is looking forward for the best relationship with WPBSA and our good cooperation to continue for the future promotion of our sport. The letter read as:
''As you are aware there is an MOU between the IBSF and WPBSA signed in September 2013.
The IBSF believes that the time is right for this MOU to be reviewed; we are therefore giving two months notice for our intention to cancel this MOU.
We would like to propose a meeting between IBSF & WPBSA to discuss a new agreement.
We believe that the relationship between the two Bodies is very important for development of the game and must be bigger than only an MOU, especially our joint representation in the WCBS.
Let me take this opportunity to ask you to send me some proposed dates to have this meeting between the representatives of the IBSF & WPBSA''
“相信贵方 (WPBSA) 应该记得，我们双方和曾在2013年9月份签订了一份合作备忘录。
我方 (IBSF) 认为，现在是一个很合适的时候去重新审检这份备忘录，所以提前两个月的时间，提出取消这份备忘录的要求。
我们双方都是世界台球运动联盟 (WCBS) 的成员，所以我方认为我们两个组织的合作，对于台球项目未来的发展非常重要，而不应该止于区区1纸备忘录。
One day before the WCBS board meeting WPBSA tried many times to convince us to withdraw from the WCBS. They have a misunderstanding regarding the way to Olympics, because they are a commercial company not a sports federation so they are only looking after their benefits first and don't understand the relations between the official sport organizations (IOC, NOC, IF and NF, etc.). Actually this impractical idea will take us back to 25 years ago, because when the IOC asked the three Billiard Sport divisions to be together in one body otherwise they can't deal with individual Billiard Sport's Governing Bodies. It was then that the officials of IBSF, UMB and WPA created a new body named WCBS which is recognized by IOC. So how can we withdraw from it? If done so, we will lose any way of connection with the IOC. The other reason is that most of our member countries have all billiard sports under one governing body in their countries so how can we accept this strange and abnormal idea.
WPBSA tried to cancel or postpone the WCBS General Assembly because they didn’t want to leave their position in WCBS. As per the WCBS constitution they have completed their term of Presidency which has ended this year (2017). Mr. Ferguson has sent the invitation letter of the WCBS GA in time and all processes were legal as per the WCBS constitution. WPBSA was not happy because the IBSF President was going to be one of the representatives of snooker in WCBS. This is one of the main reasons for all these problems. All must need to know that IBSF is the governing body of snooker worldwide and nobody is allowed to interfere in its domestic business.
WPBSA is going to destroy the 25 years' relationship between the WCBS and IOC because of its erroneous behavior and illogical beliefs and this will also affect the relations between the IBSF with WPA and UMB.
This commercial company’s merely materialistic approach didn't do anything to help ACBS for the Asian Games. On contrary they put ACBS in this embarrassing situation which they are fully aware of.
All the time those people come to ACBS asking for the inclusion of Billiard sports in the Asian Games but they don't understand OCA's policy. ACBS is the only recognised Asian Governing Body – AF in all multi-sports games in Asia and that's why our Sport is included in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) at this moment which is the same level and importance as the Asian Games. It is important to find out what have those people done for Billiard Sport in Europe. Have they supported EBSA to include the Billiard Sport in the European Games? Actually they did not support EBSA in this matter nor they have any connection with the European Olympic committee (EOC) and that’s why EBSA is not yet recognized by the EOC.
We don't need them to tell us what we have to do, because in their continent they can't do anything like what we have done in Asia. If some of IBSF regional bodies are not recognized by their regional Olympic committees, can anyone tell me how IOC will accept our sport in the Olympic Games? To be honest, it is only ACBS which is recognized by the Asian and African Olympic bodies.
Can anybody imagine that that IOC will deal with a commercial company as an International body? After all of these, they said to the people and media that we will lose the Olympic dream because of IBSF. This kind of rhetoric is impractical and simplistic.
Many times IBSF had asked WPBSA to support us and the regional champions. We had said to them that any help regarding accommodation for new players will be appreciated but nothing happened. We received empty promises but no actions. Do you think it is fair that IBSF has only two wildcards a year for WPBSA events and they qualify 12 players from their Q school? So what is the meaning of this? They work only for money because snooker for them is a big business, but for IBSF our goal is different.
They created and supported a lot of other commercial companies to organize English Billiards and Snooker Ladies championships and using the title of World Championship against IBSF and intentionally clash with our calendar.
Finally, IBSF will continue to work with member countries to organize Snooker and English Billiards championships worldwide and we will reserve our right, if any entity uses the title of World Championship without our written approval. By following wrong path they have put themselves in a very bad position against the International Governing Body of Snooker and English Billiards and in the future we will not accept to deal with an employee who can't make proper decisions without his boss’ approval.