History and Milestones

KSBA is in its present glory due to the efforts of great visionaries, notable among them being Mr. M. Chenniappan from the house of ‘Nilgiris’. He has been associated with the game since 1943. He founded KSBA in 1949 and served KSBA in various capacities from 1949 to 1992. It was a great privilege to KSBA when he inaugurated the beginning of the Project in 2008 and also completion of Phase-1 of the project in 2010 as well.

Milestones

   
1949

Mysore State Billiards Association was born.

 
1963

Conducted National Billiards & Snooker Championships for the first time and several times thereafter.

 
1974 Celebrated Silver Jubilee.  
1977 - 1980

Acquisition of land, putting up the building and moved in to the present                                location in 1980.  

 
1987
Conducted ‘The mcDowel World Amateur Snooker Championship’
1989
Conducted ‘The Nilgiri’s first ever Ladies National Billiards & Snooker championship’
1990
Conducted ‘The Escorts Yamaha world Pro-am Billiards Championship’ and

• ‘The Goldflake World Billiards Championship’.


1991
• Conducted ‘The 5th World Under 21 Snooker Championship’ and
• ‘The Goldflake International Snooker Masters’.
1993
Conducted ‘The Goldflake Grand Slam World Professional Billiards Tournament’.
1995 Conducted the 4th Ladies Nationals.  
1996
Conducted Grand Slam Series GoldFlake Professional Billiards event- 31st Jan – 4th Feb 1996 and
• Grand Slam Series Gold Flake Professional Billiards event 1st Leg- 26th Nov – 1st Dec 1996
1999 Golden Jubilee.  
2000 Conducted ‘The 12th World under 21 Snooker Championship’.  
2001 Conducted ‘First ever Pool Nationals’  
2002
Conducted ‘Om Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance 2nd Asian Billiards Championship’
2008
  • Started Modernization project of Rs. 12.50 crores to be completed in 2 phases.
  • Also Conducted ONGC – IBSF World Billiards Championship
2010 Completion of phase 1 of modernization at a cost of Rs. 7.5 crores

 
2011 IBSF World Snooker Championship