The IBSF World Amateur Championship's is probably the most prestigious Snooker event not organised by World Snooker, anywhere in the whole world. With the winner getting the most valuable prize to any amateur in the game of Snooker, a place on the World Snooker main tour and a chance to compete against the top players in the world for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng proved his class this year already, winning a individual bronze medal at the Asian Games. But now he will have the chance to take his game to new heights against the top players in the world after defeating India'a Pankaj Advani 10-7 in the final. He follows fellow Thai players Atthasit Mahitthi and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh who won the same event in 2007 and 2008 onto the main tour, where he will start in the Players Tour Championship (PTC) events next summer.
A special mention goes to former tour player, Ireland's Rodney Goggins who reached the semi-finals of the event and made a 147 in the group stages. It would not be unusual to see him back on the tour again soon as he repeatedly shows his quality.
In the other categories, Hong Kong player Ng On Yee won the Ladies World Championship beating fellow national Jaique Ip Wan In 5-0 in the final. Meanwhile in the Masters even, Welshman Phil Williams beat Thai player Chuchart Trairattanapradit 6-4 in their final.
Full Results on the IBSF Website