It is my pleasure to announce the acceptance of the fourth continental member to BI and the signing of a major contract with the International Chinese Eight-ball Association which will provide BI with sponsorship annually of Euro 5000 for BI international events.
BI has negotiated that the ICEA will run in conjunction with BI a Chinese Eight-ball Tournament alongside the BI event with a prize fund of Euro 10000 plus a ticket to the WEMasters Championships in China in January the following year.
This will be a one section event with qualification events run in whatever country wants to hold qualifying events. ICEA will approach the BI member in that country and give them first refusal. They may supply equipment and advise on the event. Full details will be issued later by the BI website and shared with all our member associations.
As part of winning the World Blackball Championships in Killarney 2016, Liam Dunster (Scotland) has won a place in the WEMasters final in January 2017 with fights, accommodation paid for by ICEA.
BI also have full access to the membership of the International Chinese Eight-ball Association which currently has over 10 new potential BI member countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe and North Africa.
They are the 4th Continent to become members of Blackball International and will send teams from Asia to the 2018 World Blackball Championships in AustraliaThey will also share their technology with BI members at a negotiated fee.Assuring you of my best attention.