24 nations will be participating in the 2019 Snooker World Cup with the unique doubles event set to return later this month.
The non-ranking tournament will feature 24 teams of two competing for glory in Wuxi, China from June 24-30, 2019.
The $800,000 event returns for the first time since 2017, when Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo of China A claimed the title with victory over England’s Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins. The teams will initially be split into four groups, each comprised of six teams. The top two in each group will then progress to the Quarter-Finals.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Wuxi will host the tournament every two years for the next decade.
In Nigeria, efforts at growing Snooker and other forms of cue sports has intensified with the Snooker and Pool Players Alliance adopting a newly developed ranking system that will create a point system for players proficiency and re-structure tournament organization.
Snooker World Cup 2019 Teams
Republic of Ireland
United Arab Emirates