The World Games are held in the year following the Olympics, for sports that were not included in the Olympics. They are organised by the International World Games Association with support from the International Olympic Committee. The 2009 World Games were held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and competitors came from 90 different countries.
3 billiard sports will be included in the World Games - carom, pool and snooker. Cloths will be supplied by Simonis. They will be played between 26th and 30th July.
Team GB entries for the snooker are Sam Craigie and Mike Russell, so I don't think Nigel Bond will be there to defend his Championship (He beat David Grace). (Darren Appleton has been entered for the pool).
Only other snooker entries I know of so far are Brendan O'Donoghue (Ireland), Dechawat Poomjaeng (Thailand) and Ajeya Prabhakar (USA). As well as the national entries, the IBSF will nominate 8 players to compete in the World Games (per the IBSF facebook page).
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