WORLD CUP OF POOL XII News Update

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The 2018 World Cup of Pool holding Luwan Arena, Shanghai entered it’s third day and would hold on until Sunday, May 20.

This event brings together the world’s best players in 32 two-man teams, the World Cup of Pool is one of 9-ball’s biggest events with a prize fund of $250,000. The winning pair shall receive $60,000 and runner-up $30,000. Others prizes shall be distributed in the following order; semi-finalists $15,000, Quarter finalists $9,000, Last 16 $4,500 and the last 32 $3,625.

Austria are the defending champions, having defeated USA in the final in London last year, while hosts China will be hoping to recapture the title they have previously won in 2007 and 2010.

Austria and Holland been the first qualifiers into the quarter finals and would be meeting against each other. Austria defeated Poland  and Holland beat Scotland in round one.

Meanwhile efforts at popularizing pool in Nigeria remains a cardinal objective of the cue sports federation as the monthly Scot Igbene pool tournament continues to attract more players.

VenueWinnerScoreRunner Up 
2017York Hall, London, EnglandAustria
Albin Ouschan & Mario He
10-6USA
Shane van Boening & Skyler Woodward
2015York Hall, London, EnglandChinese Taipei
Ko Pin Yi & Chang Yu Lung
10-8England B
Mary Gray & Daryl Peach
2014Portsmouth, EnglandEngland A
D. Appleton & K. Boyes
10-9Holland
N. Feijen & N. van den Berg
2013London, EnglandPhilippines
L.V. Corteza & D. Orcollo
10-8Holland
N. Feijen & N van den Berg
2012Manila, PhilippinesFinland
M. Immonen & P. Makkonen
10-8Poland
K. Skowerski & W. Szewcyk
2011Manila, PhilippinesGermany
R. Souquet & T. Hohmann
10-4Thailand
K. Palajin and N. Kanjanasri
2010Manila, PhilippinesChina
Fu Jianbo & Li Hewen
10-5Philippines
D. Orcollo & R. Gomez
2009Manila, PhilippinesPhilippines
E. Reyes & F. Bustamante
11-9Germany
R. Souquet & T. Hohmann
2008Rotterdam, HollandUSA
R. Morris & S. Van Boening
11-7England
D. Peach & M. Gray
2007Rotterdam, HollandChina
Fu Jianbo & Li Hewen
11-10Finland
M. Immonen & M. Juva
2006Newport, WalesPhilippines
E. Reyes & F. Bustamante
13-5E. Strickland & R. Morris

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