President of European Billiard and Snooker Association visited Cyprus last week to talk with our Federation about hosting an European event in our country. This visit will played a major factor and lets the organization of a European tournament in Cyprus. Mr. Maxime Cassis was quite postitve and impressed by our tour to the possible venue. He suggested the Cyprus Snooker Federation organizing of European snooker games for the first time in Cyprus. It is a European sporting event that brings together more than 300 athletes in the sport from 25 different countries from the age of 6 years and above.
Our association has as main objective to host the European Championship in Cyprus to promote our sport, thus to gain visibility of our island abroad and import athletes-tourists at a period which is off season.
EBSA European Snooker Championship is the first non-professional snooker tournament in Europe. First held in 1988 and every year since 1993. The winner of this tournament qualifies for the next two seasons in the sport professionals. The particular institution is one of the few ways that one can enter the tournament as a professional snooker player.