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The Confédération Européenne de Billard (CEB) has its origin in 1923. During that year the UISAB (Union Internationale des Fédérations des Amateurs de Billard) was founded which was later renamed in FIB Fédération Internationale de Billard. Then on the 12th of July 1958 today’s CEB has officially turned out of that in Geneva.

The founders were according to the minutes the national billiards federations from:
  • Egypt Belgium Denmark Germany
  • Netherlands Luxembourg Poland Portugal
  • Switzerland Spain Czechoslovakia Greece
  • Eastern Zone (the two named last were admitted as new members)
     
The committee was made up as follows:
President G. Troffaes Belgium
Vice-President W. Eeuwijk Netherlands
Vice-President A. Ventura Spain
Secretary General L.C. Druart Belgium
Treasurer J. van Breem Netherlands
Sports Director K. Krienen Germany
Techn. commission M. Bocognano France
Techn. commission K. Nussberger Switzerland

The order of the day, as it is written in the minutes, included not less than 21 points. Here essential extracts, possibly also suitable for considerable thoughts about this and that in our times:
  • With regard to the high amount of federations which are qualified for international tournaments, the entitlement for the participation of a second player for the federation which is providing the title holder and for the organizing federation will be lost in the future.
  • Matches of a play-off will only be held between the two first fina-lists. For the further places the general average is valid.
  • For participants in international tournaments the daily rate will be increased from 6 to 7 dollars.
  • The „Coupe d’Europe d’Equipe“ was admitted as a competition for club teams in three cushion to the international programme.
In the course of the years the CEB developed further in Europe. Today 33 national federations belong to the CEB. The UMB (Union Mondiale de Billard) was founded and the CEB is here included in the worldwide billiard sporting programme since the founding. The CEB was also actively taking part in the founding of the WCBS (World Confederation of Billiard Sports) in 1990 which was forced by the unforgotten Swiss André Gagnaux and at the first participation of billiards in the World Games 2001 in Akita/Japan also CEB members were successfully at the start. The up-to-date development of the sporting programme is besides the organization of championships the permanent task of the CEB. After the fundamental recognition of the sports of billiards in 1998 by the IOC the CEB is also making its contribution with commitment to develop billiards into an olympic discipline which is held.
The following persons placed themselves at disposal as committee members of the CEB in the years since 1958 for the following offices:

Presidents
G. Troffaes Belgium 1958 – 1965
M. Bocognano France 1965 – 1971
A. Gagnaux Switzerland 1971 – 1984
J. Graus Netherlands 1984 – 1988
W. Rittmann Germany 1988 – 2016
B. Deegens Netherlands 2016 – 2017
D. Wild Switzerland 2017 -

Vice-Presidents
W. Eeuwijk Netherlands 1958 – 1960
A. Ventura Spain 1958 – 1965
J. van Vliet Netherlands 1960 – 1963
M. Bocognano France 1961 – 1965
C. Scheepers Netherlands 1964 – 1966
R. Rossi Italy 1965 – 1969
E. Trave Spain 1965 – 1973
H. Schneppenhorst Germany 1965 – 1966
C. Berendt Germany 1966 – 1974
P. van Engelen Netherlands 1966 – 1970
E. Marques Portugal 1969 – 1981
F. Schimmel Netherlands 1971 – 1974
W. Reisinger Austria 1973 – 1988
F. Bourgeois France 1974 – 1984
H. Fassbender Germany 1974 – 1983
J. Pisart Belgium 1983 – 1988
K. Seifert Austria 1988 – 1990
S. Hansen Denmark 1994 – 2005
F. Barki Egypt 1990 – 2013
U. Kurugöllü Turkey 2009 – 2015
B. Deegens Netherlands 2013 – 2016
D. Wild Switzerland 2016 – 2017
G. Volante Italy 2016 –

Secretary General
L. Druart Belgium 1958 – 1962
C. Scheepers Netherlands 1962 – 1965
J. Babut du Marés Belgium 1965 – 1982
A. Mack Luxembourg 1982 - 1993
J. Houtsch Luxembourg 1993 – 2013
H. Biermann Germany 2013 – 2017
P. Reynaert France 2017 -

Treasurer
J. van Beem Netherlands 1958 – 1962
R. Rossi Italy 1962 – 1965
L. Hontolé Netherlands 1965 – 1968
H. Walda Netherlands 1968 – 1977
J. Graus Netherlands 1977 – 1984
E. Weber Germany 1984 – 2001
J. Deneufve France 2001 – 2009
R. Selgrath Germany 2009 –

Sports Directoren
K.H. Krienen Germany 1958 – 1961
L. Duart Belgium 1961 – 1967
A. van Boxem Belgium 1967 – 1971
J. van den Berge Belgium 1971 – 1978
E. Beerens Belgium 1978 – 1988
M. van Raemdonck Belgium 1988 – 1989
F. Tusveld Netherlands 1990 – 2009
J.-P. Guiraud France 2009 –

Committee Members
M. Bocognano France 1958 – 1961
K. Nussberger Switzerland 1958 – 1964
E. Reichert Austria 1961 – 1971
F. Pellaton Switzerland 1964 – 1974
A. Gagnaux Switzerland 1967 – 1971
B. Flament France 1968 – 1971
W. Reisinger Austria 1971 – 1973
F. Bourgeois France 1971 – 1974
A. Avallone Italy 1971 – 1977
J. Lageweg Netherlands 1974 – 1983
H.E. Laustsen Denmark 1974 – 1979
K.H. Krienen Germany 1979 – 1983
A. Mack Luxembourg 1980 – 1982
R. Rosetti Italy 1983 – 1988
F. Dittmann Denmark 1983 – 1986
J. Vilamor Spain 1983 – 1987
F. Dreher France 1985 – 1995
M. Del Prete Italy 1996 – 2001
R. Reininger France 1995 – 2003
W. Du Fossé Netherlands 1996 – 2009
J. P. Guiraud France 2005 – 2009
G. Volante Italy 2005 – 2016
D. Wild Switzerland 2009 – 2016
C. Borrell Danis Spain 2009 –

B. van Goethem

Belgium 2017 -

Youth Sports Director
J. Kaufmann Netherlands 1983 – 1988
J. Houtsch Luxembourg 1988 – 1994
J.P. Bourgeois Belgium 1994 – 1996
M. Engelen Belgium 1996 – 2003
J. L. Steuts Belgium

2003 – 2015

D. Schintgen Luxembourg 2015 –
     
UMB   Olympics   WADA

 

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