Welcome to the home of the AmCup & Vimy Ridge English Billiards Pro/AM Tournament 

 

 

 

About Us

The Americas' Cup and Vimy Ridge English Billiards Pro/AM tournament came about as a result of several members from the Winnipeg Veteran's English Billiards League getting together and wanting to hold a World Championship event.

It started in 2007 when Rick Kendall and Fraser Durham went across the pond to compete in the World English Billiards championship. Although they did not fare well, a lot was learned and discussions started.

After several more trips made by Rick, Fraser, later on Al Senlkiw, Greg Harder and Dave Blacklaw joined them. Canada was now on the international Billiards map.

In late 2012 we finally received confirmation that we could hold this event in 2013 in Winnipeg, so the planning started.

With only 6 months to put together a venue, prize money, our committee gathered several sponsors, held a social evening and other events. Hard to believe that in this short period of time we were able to gather the required prize pool money, venue fees etc for the first ever Americas' Cup and Vimy Ridge Pro/AM tournament August 23rd thru August 29th at the historic Manitoba Club.