These are difficult times for all of us. It is, of course, terrible to see how many
people are sick and in worst case, did die. We, as the EPBF board, understand all
too well that an Events update, as we are putting it together at the moment, are
actually not among the priorities of the current situation, but we hope that an
update on the state of affairs will also provide some form of positivity throughout
this difficult period. There are also other times to come and we should not forget
We also hope that you, your families and all other loved once’s are safe and
healthy but we also realize that, due to the information we do receive every day
via the media, that it is not realistic to think that this virus doesn’t affect the
billiard community. Without any doubt the Billiard community, which does
include the EPBF family, will be affected in some shape and form. For those who
are affected we do feel sympathy and, in our minds, we will be with you and hope
that you can get all the strength that you need to overcome your losses.
In the past period the EPBF board did try to take decisions about the cancellations
and / or postponement of events, by taking into account the decisions of
governments in Europe, organizers of the announced events and by using common
sense. This did lead so far to the cancellation / postponement of the “Dynamic
Billard European Championships Women, Men, U23 & Wheelchair Athletes” and
the “Predator Euro Tour Women Tampere Open” & the “Dynamic Billard Euro
Tour Men Tampere Open” which should be held in Tampere / Finland. Due to the
current situation it is now also decided that the Euro Tour Women “Predator St.
Johann im Pongau Open” presented by Ballazzo & the Euro Tour Men “Dynamic
Billard St. Johann Open” presented by Snowspace Salzburg, are definitely
postponed and therefore will not be held in June 2020.
This means that at this moment the next planned events at our calendar are the
Dynamic Billiard European Championships U17, U19 and Girls in combination
with the ET Men “Dynamic Billard Petrich Open” & the ET Women “Predator
Petrich Open” to be held in Petrich / Bulgaria.
As you can see at our EPBF sports calendar it is mentioned quit a few times
“postponed” behind events. The amount of cancelled and/or postponed events
around the world is enormous. In case that all these events want to find new dates
in 2020, it goes without saying that there will be collisions of dates. There is
simply not enough space to re-schedule all these cancelled / postponed events in
the second half of 2020. Of course, we don't know how long the current situation
will last so that is also an unknown factor in the decision making.
However. The EPBF board together with their hosts, will try whatever is possible
to at least re-schedule their events before it is decided to cancel the event
definitely. With this letter we want to update you what the situation is.
Here the overview:
Dynamic Billard European Championships 2020
U17, U19 & Girls
This EC is still planned in July as mentioned at the EPBF Sports calendar.
The final decision whether the event can, or will be held will be made
Women, Men, U23, Wheelchair, Ladies & Seniors
As you can see in the name the EPBF board together with the Turkish
billiard Federation did decide to add the postponed EC from Tampere to
the EC Ladies & Seniors in November 2020.
The event will be held in Antalya and the number of used tables will be
32. The official dates will be:
Arrival date & accreditation: 13.11.2020
Last playing date: 24.11.2020
Departure date: 25.11.2020
We want to thank at this point the Turkish Billiard federation for their
offer to host the EC Women, Men, U23 & Wheelchair athletes in 2020
after the decision to cancel the EC in Tampere.
If the European Championships will be held as mentioned above it does mean that
all European Championships 2020 will be hosted.
Dynamic Billard Euro Tour Men events in 2020
The Dynamic Billard Treviso Open is held and finished just before the Covid-19 crises.
The Dynamic Billard Tampere Open is herewith definitely cancelled and will not be re-scheduled.
The Dynamic Billard St. Johann im Pongau Open is postponed and will be re-scheduled at 08.- 10.10.2020.
The Dynamic Billard Petrich Open is still planned in July / August 2020. Final decision if the event will be held will be taken latest 20.05.2020
The Dynamic Billard Euro Tour in October was still Open and will now be reserved for the postponed ET in St. Johann im Pongau.
The Dynamic Billard Euro Tour Antalya Open will be held, after the rescheduling
of the EC Women, Men, U23, Wheelchair, Ladies & Seniors,
at the following dates:
All the information with regards to the Euro Tour does mean that if the program
can be held as mentioned above, it would mean that the year 2020 does contain at
the end of the year: a. 4 Euro Tour Men Events b. 4 Euro Tour Women Events
We will soon change the EPBF Sports calendar at the website epbf.com.
This does conclude the events Update 2020 for this moment.
We will send the next update as soon as we do have information to share.
Hope this all suites and we wish you all the best, stay safe and healthy.
On behalf of the EPBF Board,
Gre Leenders, President EPBF