2011 WPA World Eight-ball Championship

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The 2011 WPA World Eight-ball Championship was the most recent annual professional eight-ball championship, organized by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), and held 19–26 February 2011 at the Fujairah Exhibition Centre of the Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. A total of 116 players from all of the WPA's six regions participated. In the Men's Division, first place was won by Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines, with second through fourth places going respectively to Niels Feijen of the Netherlands, David Alcaide of Spain, and Darren Appleton of the United Kingdom. The total prize purse was US$205,000. The event is also referred to as the 2011 Etisalat World 8 Ball Pool Championship, among other variations, for sponsorship purposes.

Tournament format[edit]

  • Double-elimination tournament on stage one until 56 players are left.
    • Race to seven racks
  • Single-elimination tournament on stage two:
    • The undefeated players are seeded on stage 2 and the best eight will receive first round byes.
    • Race to nine racks, except for the final which is race to eleven.

Ranked players[edit]

Schedule and cash prizes[edit]

Stage Date Prize Racks
Qualifying tournaments February 12–18
Players' meeting February 19 7
First round February 20–24 US$0 7
Last 84 US$300 7
Last 56 US$1,000 9
Last 32 US$2,000 9
Last 16 US$3,500 9
Quarterfinals US$6,000 9
Semifinals February 25 See third place match 9
Third place match February 26 Loser: US$10,000
Winner: US$14,000
9
Final Loser: US$25,000
Winner: US$40,000
11

Stage 1[edit]

Group A[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       United Kingdom Karl Boyes 7  
       Bahrain Fahad Khalaf Aljassas 0    
     Bahrain Fahad Khalaf Aljassas 7        United Kingdom Karl Boyes 7
   Bahrain Fahad Khalaf Aljassas 0      Qatar Abdulatif Mohammed Alfawal 5        Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abdulmohsen Alhazmi 4
   Netherlands Huidji See 7      Saudi Arabia Mohammeed Abdulmohsen Alhazmi  7
     Qatar Abdulatif Mohammed Alfawal 6  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       United States Rodney Morris 7  
   Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abdulmohsen Alhazmi 7        United Arab Emirates Omran Salem 3  
   Syria Waed Al Fei 5      United Arab Emirates Omran Salem 2        United States Rodney Morris 7
       Syria Waed Al Fei 7        Netherlands Huidji See 5
     Syria Waed Al Fei 3
       Netherlands Huidji See 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group B[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Francisco Bustamante 7  
       Spain Carlos Cabello 3    
     Spain Carlos Cabello 6        Philippines Francisco Bustamante 6
   Philippines Joven Bustamante 7      Philippines Joven Bustamante 7        United Kingdom Daryl Peach 7
   Spain Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz 5      Philippines Joven Bustamante  6
     United Kingdom Daryl Peach 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Netherlands Nick van den Berg 7  
   Philippines Francisco Bustamante 5        United Kingdom Mark Gray 3  
   Spain David Alcaide 7      United Kingdom Mark Gray 4        Netherlands Nick van den Berg 7
       Spain David Alcaide 7        Spain Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz 2
     Spain Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz 7
       Spain David Alcaide 6  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group C[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Antonio Lining 7  
       Philippines Joyme Vicente 0    
     Philippines Joyme Vicente 7        Philippines Antonio Lining 7
   Philippines Joyme Vicente 3      Hong Kong Andrew Kong 2        Philippines Jepthant Palencia 2
   Philippines Dennis Orcollo 7      Philippines Jepthant Palencia  7
     Hong Kong Andrew Kong 4  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Dennis Orcollo 7  
   Philippines Jepthant Palencia 6        Lebanon Mazen Berjawi 3  
   Jordan Shaker Wahdan 7      Lebanon Mazen Berjawi 6        Philippines Dennis Orcollo 5
       Jordan Shaker Wahdan 7        Philippines Efren Reyes 7
     Jordan Shaker Wahdan 3
       Philippines Efren Reyes 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group D[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Chinese Taipei Kuo Po-Cheng 7  
       Saudi Arabia Naif Al Jalweni 3    
     Saudi Arabia Naif Al Jalweni 7        Chinese Taipei Kuo Po-Cheng 7
   Saudi Arabia Naif Al Jalweni 4      Germany Sascha-Andrej Tege 5        Philippines Joven Alba 5
   India Alok Kumar 7      Germany Sascha-Andrej Tege  5
     Philippines Joven Alba 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       India Alok Kumar 7  
   Philippines Joven Alba 7         Ibrahim Saeed 2  
   Philippines Paul Ortega 4       Ibrahim Saeed 4        India Alok Kumar 5
       Philippines Paul Ortega 7        Chinese Taipei Chang Jung-Ling 7
     Philippines Paul Ortega 0
       Chinese Taipei Chang Jung-Ling 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group E[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Jeffrey De Luna 5  
       Kuwait Khaled GH Almutairi 7    
     Philippines Jeffrey De Luna 7        Kuwait Khaled GH Almutairi 6
   Philippines Jeffrey De Luna 6      Venezuela Frailin Guanipa 2        South Korea Ham Won Sik 7
   Iran Takhti Zarekani 7      Venezuela Frailin Guanipa  4
     South Korea Ham Won Sik 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Iran Takhti Zarekani 7  
   Kuwait Khaled GH Almutairi 5        Hungary Vilmos Foldes 5  
   Hungary Vilmos Foldes 7      Hungary Vilmos Foldes 7        Iran Takhti Zarekani 3
       Austria Mario He 2        Vietnam Nguyen Phuc Long 7
     Austria Mario He 4
       Vietnam Nguyen Phuc Long 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group F[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Netherlands Niels Feijen 7  
        Elvis Casalang 4    
      Elvis Casalang 7        Netherlands Niels Feijen 7
    Elvis Casalang 6      South Korea Jeong Young Hwa 6        United Kingdom Raj Hundal 6
   Italy Bruno Muratore 7      United Kingdom Raj Hundal  7
     South Korea Jeong Young Hwa 5  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Italy Bruno Muratore 7  
   United Kingdom Raj Hundal 7         Saleem Aljanbi 3  
   United States Corey Deuel 4       Saleem Aljanbi 0        Italy Bruno Muratore 5
       United States Corey Deuel 7        Venezuela Jalal Yousef 7
     United States Corey Deuel 5
       Venezuela Jalal Yousef 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group G[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Ronato Alcano 7  
       Morocco Amine Ouahbi 4    
     Morocco Amine Ouahbi 7        Philippines Ronato Alcano 7
   Morocco Amine Ouahbi 6      Switzerland David Plattner 3        Philippines Ramil Gallego 4
   Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 7      Philippines Ramil Gallego  7
     Switzerland David Plattner 1  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 7  
   Philippines Ramil Gallego 7        United Arab Emirates Majid Sultan 0  
   United Arab Emirates Majid Sultan 1      United Arab Emirates Majid Sultan 7        Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 6
       Lebanon Mohamad Ali Berjaoui 4        Qatar Bashar Hussain Abdulmajed 7
     Lebanon Mohamad Ali Berjaoui 0
       Qatar Bashar Hussain Abdulmajed 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group H[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 3  
       Philippines Feliciano Francisco 7    
     Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 7        Philippines Feliciano Francisco 7
   Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 4      United Arab Emirates Abdulla Juma 2        United Kingdom Ricardo Jones 5
   Finland Mika Immonen 7      United Kingdom Ricardo Jones  7
     United Arab Emirates Abdulla Juma 3  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Portugal Manuel Gama 5  
   United Kingdom Ricardo Jones 5        Germany Oliver Ortmann 7  
   Portugal Manuel Gama 7      Portugal Manuel Gama 7        Germany Oliver Ortmann 7
       United Arab Emirates Ahmed Al Hosani 1        Finland Mika Immonen 2
     United Arab Emirates Ahmed Al Hosani 1
       Finland Mika Immonen 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group I[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Oliver Medinilla 7  
       Spain Francisco Diaz-Pizarro 5    
     Spain Francisco Diaz-Pizarro 7        Philippines Oliver Medinilla 7
   Spain Francisco Diaz-Pizarro 5       Sand Al Baloushi 3        Japan Lo Li Wen 1
   Vietnam Do Hoang Quan 7      Japan Lo Li Wen  7
      Sand Al Baloushi 0  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Iran Moein Khedri 1  
   Japan Lo Li Wen 6        Vietnam Do Hoang Quan 7  
   Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 7      Iran Moein Khedri 1        Vietnam Do Hoang Quan 4
       Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 7        France Stephan Cohen 7
     Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 6
       France Stephan Cohen 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group J[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Lee Van Corteza 7  
       Japan Tomoo Tanako 5    
     Japan Tomoo Tanako 7        Philippines Lee Van Corteza 7
   Japan Tomoo Tanako 4      Philippines Allan Cuartero 5        Iran Mehdi Rasekhi 3
   Philippines John Salazar 7      Philippines Allan Cuartero  5
     Iran Mehdi Rasekhi 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines John Salazar 7  
   Iran Mehdi Rasekhi 5        Poland Karol Skowerski 5  
   Canada Jason Klatt 7      Poland Karol Skowerski 1        Philippines John Salazar 6
       Canada Jason Klatt 7        Germany Thomas Engert 7
     Germany Thomas Engert 7
       Canada Jason Klatt 2  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group K[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       United States Shane Van Boening 7  
       Syria Basem Mohmad Aboud 0    
     Syria Basem Mohmad Aboud 6        United States Shane Van Boening 3
   Singapore Toh Lian Han 1      Singapore Toh Lian Han 7        Japan Naoyuki Oi 7
   Germany Ralf Souquet 7      Singapore Toh Lian Han  6
     Japan Naoyuki Oi 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       United Kingdom Chris Melling 6  
   United States Shane Van Boening 7        Philippines Roberto Gomez 7  
   United Kingdom Chris Melling 6      United Kingdom Chris Melling 7        Philippines Roberto Gomez 7
       Hong Kong Kenny Kwok 6        Germany Ralf Souquet 6
     Hong Kong Kenny Kwok 1
       Germany Ralf Souquet 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group L[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Russia Ruslan Chinakhov 4  
       Germany Thorsten Hohmann 7    
     Russia Ruslan Chinakhov 3        Germany Thorsten Hohmann 7
   Morocco Ameur Abdelati Riad 5      Morocco Ameur Abdelati Riad 7        United Arab Emirates Mohammed AlHosani 4
   Poland Radoslaw Babica 7      United Arab Emirates Mohammed AlHosani  7
     Morocco Ameur Abdelati Riad 6  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       South Africa Zbynek Vaik 4  
   United Arab Emirates Mohammed AlHosani 2        Poland Radoslaw Babica 7  
   United Arab Emirates Salah AlRemwy 7      South Africa Zbynek Vaik 5        Poland Radoslaw Babica 4
       United Arab Emirates Salah AlRemwy 7        United Kingdom Darren Appleton 7
     United Arab Emirates Salah AlRemwy 0
       United Kingdom Darren Appleton 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group M[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       United Kingdom Scott Higgins 6  
       Canada Erik Hjorliefson 7    
     United Kingdom Scott Higgins 7        Canada Erik Hjorliefson 4
   United Kingdom Scott Higgins 1      India Sumit Talwar 3        United States Earl Strickland 7
   Japan Yukio Akakariyama 7      United States Earl Strickland  7
     India Sumit Talwar 6  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Singapore Tey Choon Kiat 6  
   Canada Erik Hjorliefson 7        France Vincent Facquet 7  
   Singapore Tey Choon Kiat 3      Singapore Tey Choon Kiat 7        France Vincent Facquet 7
       Jordan Khaled Al Azoni 2        Japan Yukio Akakariyama 5
     Jordan Khaled Al Azoni 5
       Japan Yukio Akakariyama 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Group N[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Raymund Faron 7  
       United Arab Emirates Hani Al Hory 5    
     United Arab Emirates Hani Al Hory 5        Philippines Raymund Faron 5
   United Arab Emirates Ali Saeed 3      United Arab Emirates Ali Saeed 7        Russia Konstantin Stepanov 7
   Sweden Marcus Chamat 7      Russia Konstantin Stepanov  7
     United Arab Emirates Ali Saeed 5  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Rodolfo Luat 7  
   Philippines Raymund Faron 7        United Arab Emirates Amin Fekry 3  
   United Arab Emirates Amin Fekry 4      United Arab Emirates Amin Fekry 7        Philippines Rodolfo Luat 7
       New Zealand Daniel Hunia 0        Sweden Marcus Chamat 5
     New Zealand Daniel Hunia 3
       Sweden Marcus Chamat 7  
  Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers eliminated.
Losers eliminated. Losers proceed to the 1st playoff round. Winners advance to the round of 64.
Losers proceed to the 2nd playoff round.

Stage 2[edit]

Playoff[edit]

Vincent Facquet (FRA) defeated Phuc Lung Nguyen (VIE) 3–2 for eighth seed and the last bye to the Round of 32.

Upper half[edit]

Round of 56
(US$1,000)
Round of 32
(US$2,000)
Round of 16
(US$3,500)
Quarterfinals
(US$6,000)
   
       Philippines Antonio Lining 4  
 Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 9      Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 9  
 Japan Yukio Akakariyama 7        Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 4  
 Chinese Taipei Kuo Po-Cheng 4        Iran Takhti Zarekani 9  
 India Alok Kumar 9      India Alok Kumar 6  
 Iran Takhti Zarekani 9      Iran Takhti Zarekani 9  
 Germany Thorsten Hohmann 8        Iran Takhti Zarekani 2
 Vietnam Phuc Long Nguyen 7        Philippines Dennis Orcollo 9
 United States Shane Van Boening 9      United States Shane Van Boening 9  
 Canada Jason Klatt 3      Venezuela Jalal Yousseff 2  
 Venezuela Jalal Yousseff 9        United States Shane Van Boening 2  
 France Stephan Cohen 0        Philippines Dennis Orcollo 9  
 Philippines Dennis Orcollo 9      Philippines Dennis Orcollo 9    
       France Vincent Facquet 8    
   
Round of 56
(US$1,000)
Round of 32
(US$2,000)
Round of 16
(US$3,500)
Quarterfinals
(US$6,000)
   
       Chinese Taipei Chang Jun Lin 9  
 Poland Radoslaw Babica 2      Philippines Roberto Gomez 6  
 Philippines Roberto Gomez 9        Chinese Taipei Chang Jun Lin 6  
 Japan Naoyuki Oi 3        -Spain David Alcaide 9  
 Spain David Alcaide 9      Spain David Alcaide 9  
 Philippines John Salazar 6      Philippines Lee Van Corteza 3  
 Philippines Lee Van Corteza 9        Spain David Alcaide 9
 Germany Thomas Engert 9        Germany Thomas Engert 6
 Philippines Raymund Faraon 8      Germany Thomas Engert 9  
 Canada Erik Hjorliefson 2      United States Earl Strickland 7  
 United States Earl Strickland 9        Germany Thomas Engert 9  
 Finland Mika Immonen 9        Finland Mika Immonen 1  
 Italy Bruno Muratore 4      Finland Mika Immonen 9    
       United Kingdom Karl Boyes 1    
   

Lower half[edit]

Round of 56
(US$1,000)
Round of 32
(US$2,000)
Round of 16
(US$3,500)
Quarterfinals
(US$6,000)
   
       Netherlands Nick van den Berg 9  
 Philippines Joven Bustamante 7      Germany Ralf Souquet 1  
 Germany Ralf Souquet 9        Netherlands Nick van den Berg 9  
 Philippines Rodolfo Luat 5        Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 4  
 Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 9      Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 9  
 Portugal Manuel Gama 9      Portugal Manuel Gama 4  
 Philippines Feliciano Francisco 7        Netherlands Nick van den Berg 8
 United States Rodney Morris 9        Netherlands Niels Feijen 9
 Philippines Ramil Gallego 6      United States Rodney Morris 2  
 Vietnam Do Hoang Quan 6      Netherlands Niels Feijen 9  
 Netherlands Niels Feijen 9        Netherlands Niels Feijen 9  
 United Kingdom Daryl Peach 6        Philippines Oliver Medinilla 4  
 Hungary Vilmos Foeldes 9      Hungary Vilmos Foeldes 5    
       Philippines Oliver Medinilla 9    
   
Round of 56
(US$1,000)
Round of 32
(US$2,000)
Round of 16
(US$3,500)
Quarterfinals
(US$6,000)
   
       Qatar Bashar Hussain Abdulmajed 9  
 United Arab Emirates Salah AlRemwy 9      United Arab Emirates Salah AlRemwy 5  
 South Korea Ham Won Sik 5        Qatar Bashar Hussain Abdulmajed 4  
 Russia Konstantin Stepanov 0        Philippines Joven Alba 9  
 United Kingdom Raj Hundal 9      United Kingdom Raj Hundal 7  
 Philippines Joven Alba 9      Philippines Joven Alba 9  
 Philippines Efren Reyes 5        Philippines Joven Alba 2
 Philippines Ronnie Alcano 9        United Kingdom Darren Appleton 9
 Jordan Shaker Wahdan 2      Philippines Ronato Alcano 9  
 Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abdulmohsen Alhazmi 2      Germany Oliver Ortmann 6  
 Germany Oliver Ortmann 9        Philippines Ronato Alcano 8  
 Sweden Marcus Chamat 7        United Kingdom Darren Appleton 9  
 Netherlands Huidje See 9      Netherlands Huidje See 3    
       United Kingdom Darren Appleton 9    
   

Semifinals and Final[edit]

  Semifinals     Final
                 
  --  Philippines Dennis Orcollo 9  
  --  Spain David Alcaide 3    
      --  Philippines Dennis Orcollo 10
      6  Netherlands Niels Feijen 3
  6  Netherlands Niels Feijen 9    
  --  United Kingdom Darren Appleton 0   Third place match
 
--  Spain David Alcaide 9
  --  United Kingdom Darren Appleton 2

References[edit]

External links[edit]