2011 WPA World Nine-ball Championship

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The 2011 WPA World Nine-ball Championship (a.k.a. the World Pool Championship 2011) was the professional nine-ball pocket billiards (pool) championship, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) and organised by Matchroom Sport. It was held from 25 June through 1 July in Doha, Qatar, hosted by the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation. Qualifying tournaments were held from 21 to 23 June, with the Al Sadd Sports Club hosting both qualifying and final tournaments.

Japanese Yukio Akakariyama defeated Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines 13–11 in the final to become the first Japanese world pool champion since 1998 when Takahashi Kunihiko defeated Johnny Archer.[1]

Tournament format[edit]

  • All matches are via the alternate breaks system. All matches are races to nine racks. The winner of the lag breaks for the first rack and every odd-numbered rack thereafter, including the final rack if needed.
  • Double elimination tournament during the group stage: There are 16 groups with each group having eight players. Two wins qualifies the player to the knockout round, while two losses eliminates him, with four players per group advancing to the knockout stage.
  • The match-ups are redrawn for the knockout stage, with the undefeated players being seeded.
  • Single elimination tournament during the knockout stage. All matches are races to eleven racks, except for the final which is race to 13.

Prize fund[edit]

  • Eliminated at the group stage: USD500
  • Eliminated at the round of 64: USD2,000
  • Eliminated at the round of 32: USD2,500
  • Eliminated at the round of 16: USD4,000
  • Eliminated at the quarterfinals: USD6,000
  • Eliminated at the semifinal: USD10,000
  • Runner-up: USD18,000
  • Champion: USD36,000

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Day 1 (June 25)[edit]

First day was devoted to first round matches.

  • Efren Reyes needed all 17 racks to defeat Mark Gray. Gray led 6–2 at the start of the match, but Reyes tied the score at 7–all. Reyes later went on the hill, but fumbled on the next rack to allow Gray to tie the match at hill-hill. Reyes sank a ball on the break and cleared the table to win the match.[2]
  • Defending champion Francisco Bustamante stayed on the winner's bracket when he won 9–7 after leading 5–2 against Filipino Caneda Villamor. Villamor, who works in Saudi Arabia as a pool instructor, cut Bustamante's lead to 6–5 when the match turned into a battle of safety shots; Bustamante won after he converted a combination shot between the 6-ball and the 9-ball.[2]
  • Like his opponent at last year's final, 2010 runner-up Kuo Po-cheng also needed 16 racks to beat Ahmad Taufi Murni of Brunei to stay at the winner's bracket.[2]

Day 2 (June 26)[edit]

Second day ended the first round matches.

Day 3 (June 27)[edit]

Third day was devoted to second round matches. Winners in the winners' bracket advance to the Round of 64, while those in the losers' bracket winners will play the winners' bracket losers on the next day.

Day 4 (June 28)[edit]

Fourth day was devoted to second round matches in the losers' bracket. The losers are eliminated.

  • All Qataris were eliminated from contention: Mohanna Obaidly was beaten by Russian Konstantin Stepanov 9–3, Japanese Tohru Kuribayashi only lost one rack en route in beating Taher Hussain, Waleed Majid was the closest among the Qataris in the knockout stage but was beaten by Hunter Lombardo of the U.S. at the 17th rack, while Fawal Abdulatif lost to Naoyuki Oi of Japan 9–6.[5]
  • The British contingent fared well as seven of them advanced to the knockout round.[5]
  • The match between Antonio Gabica of the Philippines and Fu Jian-bo needed 17th racks to finish. The Qatar-based Gabica had a 6–1 lead but the Chinese won the next four racks. Gabica was the first on the hill but Fu won the next three racks. Gabica won the deciding rack to advance to the knockout stage.[5]
  • Taiwanese Ko Ping-chun and Kwang Yong of South Korea exchanged leads in their match, until Yong pulled ahead 7–4. Ko tied the match at 7–all but the Korean won the next two racks to qualify to the next round.[4]
  • Former double world champion Wu Jia-qing was beaten by Mariusz Skoneczny[5] after Wu missed on the 8-ball on a hill-hill match; the Pole sank the last two balls to eliminate Wu.

Day 5 (June 29)[edit]

The Round of 64 was held on the fifth day.

  • In matchup involving Filipinos, Villamor defeated Reyes 11–5 to advance to the Round of 32. Reyes suffered poor form in breaking that caused his defeat.[6]
  • Bustamante and Indonesian Riyan Setiawan will face each other after defeating their opponents; Bustamante won against Germany’s Sascha-Andrej Tege 11–4, while the Indonesian eliminated Carlo Cabello of Spain 11–8.[6]
  • Gabica led Finnish Mika Immonen 4–1, then went on the hill at 10–6 when he scratched. The Finn won the next four racks to go hill-hill; the final rack emerged as a safety battle until Gabica pocketed the 1-ball. The Filipino ran out and won the match.[6]
  • Mark Gray of the UK had a come-from-behind win against last year's runner-up Kuo Po-cheng. Kuo led 10–6 but Gray won the next racks, including a run out at the final rack, to win the match. Gray will meet fellow Briton Chris Melling who beat Korean Hwang Yong.[6]

Day 6 (June 30)[edit]

By the end of the sixth day, only four players remained to play on the final day.

Round of 32[edit]

  • Bustamante was leading 9–4 when he got distracted by a press photographer. This is when his Indonesian opponent Riyan Setiawan caught up with him with a score of 10–7. Riyan tied the score at 10–all and Bustamante broke for the match. The two engaged in a safety battle in the final rack when Riyan scratched and Bustamante ran out to advance to the next round later in the day.[7]
  • In an all-Filipino match, Carlo Biado led Lee Van Corteza 8–5 when Corteza retook the lead at 9–6 when he missed a shot at the 9-ball that could've put him on the hill. Biado ran out the rest of the racks to score a berth to the next round.[7]

Round of 16[edit]

  • Shane Van Boening, the only American left in the field, led against British Darren Appleton 6–3. Appleton tied at 6–6, then took the lead 7–6. The two exchanged leads when Appleton reached the hill first when the American missed. Van Boening tied when he made a jump shot and two other difficult shots. On the final rack, Van Boening made a safety in which Appleton studied for ten minutes. Appleton missed, but there was no clear shot as Van Boening studied the ball for several minutes before making the shot and ran out for the win.[8]
  • 2007 champion Daryl Peach will face 2011 8-ball champion Dennis Orcullo after the Briton defeated Ko Pin-yi. Orcullo had earlier beaten the defending champion Bustamante, who went hill-hill on his Round of 32 match.[8]
  • Mark Gray defeated fellow Briton Chris Melling to join Peach as the Britons in the quarterfinals.[8]
  • Yukio Akakariyama eliminated Biado to join Toru Kuribayashi who also defeated another Filipino, Antonio Lining. The two Japanese players join the Filipinos, Britons and an American in the quarterfinals.[8]

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Orcullo led 5-0 against Peach as the Briton would not get any closer as he was blown out 11–2.[9]
  • Gray had a 4–0 lead over Van Boening when the American won the next five racks to take a 5–4 lead. Gray then won the next four racks and led 10–6 later the match. Van Boening, who had to win all of the remaining racks, scored on a combination after Gray fouled. Van Boening broke and ran out on the next rack, then Gray fouled on the break on the next rack. Van Boening was on his way on running out when missed on a shot that involved the bridge. The two took their time on studying the nine-ball when Van Boening made an errant safety in which Gray capitalized to win the match.[9]
  • Toru Kuribayashi trailed Ronnie Alcano 7–3 when Kuribayashi tied the score at 8–all. Alcano retook the lead but Kuribayashi won the next two racks. Alcano ran out on the next rack to tie the score for the final time. Kuribayashi broke for the game but the two got locked in a safety battle. Alcano managed to hit on the 3-ball, that almost did not fall on the pocket; ALcano then ran out to face Orcullo in the semifinals ensuring that a Filipino will play in the final.[9]
  • Vinacio Tanio consistently trailed Akakariyama until he tied the game at 8–all, then led 9–8. He missed an easy shot on the 6-ball that led to Akakariyama running out the rack to tie the match anew. Tanio missed on a bank shot but the ball sank on an unintended pocket to reach the hill first; Akakariyama broke and ran out to tie the match for the last time. Tanio was on his way on a break and run out when he had faced a difficult shot on the 8-ball. He sank the 8-ball but then faced on another difficult shot on the 9-ball. Tanio missed and Akakariyama faced on a table's length shot on the 9-ball. Akakariyama took over ten minutes to study the shot before shooting it on a rail to the pocket to clinch a semifinals berth.[9]

Knockout stage[edit]

Final[edit]

Player Lag Rack Racks
won
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Philippines Ronnie Alcano Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won 11
Japan Yukio Akakariyama Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won 13

Quarterfinals onward[edit]

  Quarterfinals
(Race to 11)
Semifinals
(Race to 11)
Final
(Race to 13)
                           
   Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 10  
 Japan Yukio Akakariyama 11  
   Japan Yukio Akakariyama 11  
Upper half
   United Kingdom Mark Gray 10  
 United Kingdom Mark Gray 11
   United States Shane Van Boening 9  
     Japan Yukio Akakariyama 13
   Philippines Ronnie Alcano 11
   Philippines Ronnie Alcano 11  
 Japan Toru Kuribayashi 10  
   Philippines Ronnie Alcano 11
Lower half
   Philippines Dennis Orcullo 9  
 Philippines Dennis Orcullo 11
   United Kingdom Daryl Peach 4  

Upper half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Germany Ralf Souquet 11  
 Belgium Serge Das 5  
   Germany Ralf Souquet 11  
   Poland Mariusz Skoneczny 2  
 Poland Radoslaw Babica 7
   Poland Mariusz Skoneczny 11  
     Germany Ralf Souquet 9
   Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 11
   Germany Thorsten Hohmann 7  
 Japan Lo Li-wen 11  
   Japan Lo Li-wen 6
   Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 11  
 Netherlands Nick van den Berg 7
   Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 11  

Section 2[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 11  
 Chinese Taipei Hsu Kai Lun 7  
   Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 8  
   Japan Yukio Akakariyama 11  
 Japan Yukio Akakariyama 11
   Iran Soheil Vahedi 7  
     Japan Yukio Akakariyama 11
   Philippines Carlo Biado 9
   Philippines Oliver Medenilla 5  
 Philippines Lee Van Corteza 11  
   Philippines Lee Van Corteza 10
   Philippines Carlo Biado 11  
 Philippines Carlo Biado 11
   Iran Takhti Zarekani 6  

Section 3[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Finland Mika Immonen 10  
 Philippines Antonio Gabica 11  
   Philippines Antonio Gabica 11  
   Japan Naoyuki Oi 6  
 United Kingdom Imran Majid 4
   Japan Naoyuki Oi 11  
     Philippines Antonio Gabica 5
   United Kingdom Mark Gray 11
   United Kingdom Chris Melling 11  
 South Korea Hwang Yong 2  
   United Kingdom Chris Melling 10
   United Kingdom Mark Gray 11  
 Chinese Taipei Kuo Po-Cheng 10
   United Kingdom Mark Gray 11  

Section 4[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   United Kingdom Darren Appleton 11  
 China Dang Jin-Hu 6  
   United Kingdom Darren Appleton 11  
   Philippines Alan Cuartero 4  
 Philippines Alan Cuartero 11
   Brunei Ahmad Taufiq Murni 9  
     United Kingdom Darren Appleton 10
   United States Shane Van Boening 11
   United States Shane Van Boening 11  
 Russia Konstantin Stepanov 8  
   United States Shane Van Boening 11
   Chinese Taipei Chang Jun Lin 5  
 Chinese Taipei Chang Jun Lin 11
   Philippines Joven Alba 5  

Lower half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Canada Chris Orme 7  
 Philippines Ronnie Alcano 11  
   Philippines Ronnie Alcano 11  
   United Kingdom Raj Hundal 9  
 United Kingdom Raj Hundal 11
   Japan Tomoo Takano 10  
     Philippines Ronnie Alcano 11
   Chinese Taipei Chang Yu Lun 5
   Chinese Taipei Chang Yu Lun 11  
 Philippines Israel Rota 9  
   Chinese Taipei Chang Yu Lun 11
   United Kingdom Scott Higgins 4  
 Netherlands Niels Feijen 10
   United Kingdom Scott Higgins 11  

Section 6[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Philippines Antonio Lining 11  
 Germany Oliver Ortmann 5  
   Philippines Antonio Lining 11  
   Poland Roman Hybler 5  
 Poland Roman Hybler 11
   China Liu Haitao 7  
     Philippines Antonio Lining 9
   Japan Toru Kuribayashi 11
   Austria Mario He 8  
 United States Hunter Lombardo 11  
   United States Hunter Lombardo 4
   Japan Toru Kuribayashi 11  
 Netherlands Huidji See 8
   Japan Toru Kuribayashi 11  

Section 7[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Philippines Dennis Orcullo 11  
 Indonesia Muhammad Zulfikri 9  
   Philippines Dennis Orcullo 11  
   Philippines Caneda Villamor 6  
 Philippines Efren Reyes 5
   Philippines Caneda Villamor 11  
     Philippines Dennis Orcullo 11
   Philippines Francisco Bustamante 7
   Philippines Francisco Bustamante 11  
 Germany Sascha-Andrej Tege 4  
   Philippines Francisco Bustamante 11
   Indonesia Riyan Setiawan 10  
 Spain Carlos Cabello 8
   Indonesia Riyan Setiawan 11  

Section 8[edit]

  Round of 64
(Race to 11)
Round of 32
(Race to 11)
Round of 16
(Race to 11)
                           
   Philippines Jeffrey de Luna 9  
 Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 11  
   Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 1  
   United Kingdom Daryl Peach 11  
 United Kingdom Daryl Peach 11
   Philippines Roberto Gomez 4  
     United Kingdom Daryl Peach 11
   Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 9
   France Stephan Cohen 11  
 Philippines Raymund Faron 9  
   France Stephan Cohan 3
   Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 11  
 United Kingdom Karl Boyes 8
   Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 11  

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Dennis Orcullo 9  
       Hong Kong Andrew Kong 4    
     Hong Kong Andrew Kong 6        Philippines Dennis Orcullo 9
   Qatar Mohanna Obaidly 0      Qatar Mohanna Obaidly 9        Venezuela Yousef Jalal 3
   Russia Konstantin Stepanov 9      Qatar Mohanna Obaidly  4
     Venezuela Yousef Jalal 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Efren Reyes 9  
   Venezuela Yousef Jalal 4        United Kingdom Mark Gray 8  
   United Kingdom Mark Gray 9      United Kingdom Mark Gray 9        Philippines Efren Reyes 9
       Hungary Vilmos Foldes 7        Russia Konstantin Stepanov 2
     Russia Konstantin Stepanov 9
       Hungary Vilmos Foldes 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
                             
       China Fu Jian-bo 9  
       Portugal Henrique Correia 8    
     Portugal Henrique Correia 8        China Fu Jian-bo 0
   Lebanon Mohamad Ali Berjaoui 0      Lebanon Mohamad Ali Berjaoui 9        Canada Chris Orme 9
   Japan Lo Li-wen 9      Lebanon Mohamad Ali Berjaoui  4
     Canada Chris Orme 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       United Kingdom Chris Melling 9  
   China Fu Jian-bo 8        Philippines Antonio Gabica 8  
   Philippines Antonio Gabica 9      Philippines Antonio Gabica 9        United Kingdom Chris Melling 9
       United Arab Emirates Majed Al Zaab 7        Japan Lo Li-wen 2
     Japan Lo Li-wen 9
       United Arab Emirates Majed Al Zaab 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
                             
       Canada Jason Klatt 5  
       Poland Roman Hybler 9    
     Canada Jason Klatt 8        Poland Roman Hybler 9
   China Hao Xiang Han 2      China Hao Xiang Han 9        Indonesia Muhammad Zulfikri 5
   Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 9      Indonesia Muhammad Zulfikri  9
     China Hao Xiang Han 6  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Qatar Abdulmajed Hussain 6  
   Indonesia Muhammad Zulfikri 9        Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 9  
   Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 5      Qatar Abdulmajed Hussain 6        Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 3
       Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 9        Spain Carlos Cabella 9
     Kuwait Omaral Shaheeme 4
       Spain Carlos Cabella 9  
  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
                             
       Philippines Carlo Biado 9  
       Finland Petri Makkonen 5    
     Finland Petri Makkonen 8        Philippines Carlo Biado 9
   United Kingdom Scott Higgins 9      United Kingdom Scott Higgins 9        South Korea Lee Gun Jae 2
   Kuwait Majide Alazme 7      South Korea Lee Gun Jae  9
     United Kingdom Scott Higgins 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Francisco Bustamante 9  
   South Korea Lee Gun Jae 7        Philippines Caneda Villamor 7  
   Philippines Caneda Villamor 9      Philippines Caneda Villamor 9        Philippines Francisco Bustamante 9
       New Zealand Jon Grimley 0        Kuwait Majide Alazme 3
     Kuwait Majide Alazme 9
       New Zealand Jon Grimley 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 E[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Chinese Taipei Kuo Po-Cheng 9  
       Brunei Ahmad Taufiq Murni 7    
     Brunei Ahmad Taufiq Murni 9        Chinese Taipei Kuo Po-Cheng 9
   Brunei Ahmad Taufiq Murni 9      Qatar Meshal Turkey 5        Uruguay Christian Tuvi 1
   Portugal Manuel Gama 3      Qatar Meshal Turkey  7
     Uruguay Christian Tuvi 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Roberto Gomez 8  
   Uruguay Christian Tuvi 4        Portugal Manuel Gama 9  
   Philippines Roberto Gomez 9      Philippines Roberto Gomez 9        Portugal Manuel Gama 7
       Jordan Ahmed Naeem Ali 8        United Kingdom Imran Majid 9
     United Kingdom Imran Majid 9
       Jordan Ahmed Naeem Ali 4  
  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
                             
       Finland Mika Immonen 9  
       United Arab Emirates Hanni Al-Howri 3    
     United Arab Emirates Hanni Al-Howri 9        Finland Mika Immonen 9
   United Arab Emirates Hanni Al-Howri 1      Canada Martin Daigle 5        South Korea Hwang Yong 3
   China Dang Jin-Hu 9      South Korea Hwang Yong  9
     Canada Martin Daigle 4  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Spain David Alcaide 3  
   South Korea Hwang Yong 9        China Dang Jin-Hu 9  
   Chinese Taipei Ko Ping Chung 7      Spain David Alcaide 3        China Dang Jin-Hu 6
       Chinese Taipei Ko Ping Chung 9        France Stephan Cohen 9
     France Stephan Cohen 9
       Chinese Taipei Ko Ping Chung 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
                             
       Germany Thorsten Hohmann 9  
       Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 3    
     Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 9        Germany Thorsten Hohmann 9
   Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 9      Poland Tomaz Kaplan 4        United Arab Emirates Waleed Majid 4
   Vietnam Nguyen Phuong Thao 4      United Arab Emirates Waleed Majid  9
     Poland Tomaz Kaplan 4  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Oliver Medenilla 9  
   United Arab Emirates Waleed Majid 8        Saudi Arabia Mohammed AlHarthi 5  
   United States Hunter Lombardo 9      Saudi Arabia Mohammed AlHarthi 5        Philippines Oliver Medenilla 9
       United States Hunter Lombardo 9        Vietnam Nguyen Phuong Thao 6
     Vietnam Nguyen Phuong Thao 9
       United States Hunter Lombardo 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 Jeffrey de Luna 9  
       United Arab Emirates Jamil Hussain 4    
     United Arab Emirates Jamil Hussain 5        Philippines Jeffrey de Luna 9
   Malaysia Ibrahim Bin Amir 7      Malaysia Ibrahim Bin Amir 9        Indonesia Riyan Setiawan 4
   Iran Takhti Zarekani 9      Indonesia Riyan Setiawan  9
     Malaysia Ibrahim Bin Amir 7  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Netherlands Huidji See 9  
   Indonesia Riyan Setiawan 9        Germany Thomas Engert 4  
   Germany Thomas Engert 1      Germany Thomas Engert 9        Netherlands Huidji See 9
       Canada John Morra 8        Iran Takhti Zarekani 2
     Iran Takhti Zarekani 9
       Canada John Morra 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 I[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Chinese Taipei Chang Jun Lin 9  
       Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 4    
     Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 9        Chinese Taipei Chang Jun Lin 9
   Philippines Vicenancio Tanio 9      United Arab Emirates Amin Fekry 4        Iran Soheil Vahedi 2
   Hong Kong Lee Chen Man 4      Iran Soheil Vahedi  9
     United Arab Emirates Amin Fekry 5  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       United Kingdom Karl Boyes 9  
   Iran Soheil Vahedi 9        Philippines Francisco Olita 2  
   Philippines Francisco Olita 8      Philippines Francisco Olita 9        United Kingdom Karl Boyes 9
       Estonia Dennis Grabe 8        Hong Kong Lee Chen Man 0
     Estonia Dennis Grabe 6
       Hong Kong Lee Chen Man 9  
  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
                             
       Germany Ralf Souquet 9  
       Poland Mariusz Skoneczny 1    
     Poland Mariusz Skoneczny 9        Germany Ralf Souquet 9
   Poland Mariusz Skoneczny 9      Qatar Mohamed Buainain 1        India Sundeep Gulat 1
   China Wu Jia-qing 8      Qatar Mohamed Buainain  5
     India Sundeep Gulat 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       United States Shane Van Boening 9  
   India Sundeep Gulat 4        Philippines Joven Alba 4  
   Philippines Joven Alba 9      Philippines Joven Alba 9        United States Shane Van Boening 9
       Italy Bruno Muratore 6        China Wu Jia-qing 8
     China Wu Jia-qing 9
       Italy Bruno Muratore 4  
  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 Kingdom Darren Appleton 9  
       Egypt Mohammed ElAssal 3    
     Egypt Mohammed ElAssal 3        United Kingdom Darren Appleton 9
   Finland Kim Laaksonen 3      Finland Kim Laaksonen 9        Kuwait Bader Al Awadi 5
   Belgium Serge Das 9      Finland Kim Laaksonen  5
     Kuwait Bader Al Awadi 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Chinese Taipei Chang Yu Lun 9  
   Kuwait Bader Al Awadi 8        Philippines Israel Rota 3  
   Philippines Israel Rota 9      Philippines Israel Rota 9        Chinese Taipei Chang Yu Lun 9
       Lebanon Mazen Berjawi 6        Belgium Serge Das 6
     Belgium Serge Das 9
       Lebanon Mazen Berjawi 5  
  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
                             
       Sweden Marcus Chamat 9  
       Qatar Abdulatef Fawal 0    
     Qatar Abdulatef Fawal 9        Sweden Marcus Chamat 4
   Qatar Abdulatef Fawal 6      Syria Mohamad Al Sofi 8        Philippines Alan Cuartero 9
   Japan Naoyuki Oi 9      Syria Mohamad Al Sofi  5
     Philippines Alan Cuartero 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Lee Van Corteza 4  
   Sweden Marcus Chamat 6        United Kingdom Raj Hundal 9  
   Philippines Lee Van Corteza 9      Philippines Lee Van Corteza 9        United Kingdom Raj Hundal 9
       Canada Erik Hjorliefson 4        Japan Naoyuki Oi 8
     Japan Naoyuki Oi 9
       Canada Erik Hjorliefson 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 M[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Philippines Ronnie Alcano 9  
       Eritrea Hamzah Al Saeed 5    
     Eritrea Hamzah Al Saeed 2        Philippines Ronnie Alcano 8
   Philippines Raymund Faron 9      Philippines Raymund Faron 9        Poland Radoslaw Babica 9
   Syria Mohammad Al Hazmi 3      Poland Radoslaw Babica  9
     Philippines Raymund Faron 8  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Vietnam Nguyen Phuc Long 6  
   Philippines Ronnie Alcano 9        Syria Mohammad Al Hazmi 9  
   Vietnam Nguyen Phuc Long 1      Vietnam Nguyen Phuc Long 9        Syria Mohammad Al Hazmi 4
       Singapore Chan Keng Kwang 3        United Kingdom Daryl Peach 9
     Singapore Chan Keng Kwang 5
       United Kingdom Daryl Peach 9  
  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
                             
       China Liu Haitao 3  
       Austria Mario He 9    
     China Liu Haitao 9        Austria Mario He 9
   China Liu Haitao 9      Qatar Khamis Obaidly 2        Chinese Taipei Hsu Kai Lun 8
   Spain Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz 3      Qatar Khamis Obaidly  6
     Chinese Taipei Hsu Kai Lun 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Netherlands Nick van den Berg 9  
   Chinese Taipei Hsu Kai Lun 9        Saudi Arabia Omar Al Omari 4  
   Syria Mohamad Asfari 5      Saudi Arabia Omar Al Omari 0        Netherlands Nick van den Berg 9
       Syria Mohamad Asfari 9        Spain Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz 5
     Spain Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz 9
       Syria Mohamad Asfari 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 O[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Japan Yukio Akakariyama 9  
       Qatar Mohammed AlBinAli 8    
     Qatar Mohammed AlBinAli 5        Japan Yukio Akakariyama 9
   Singapore Desmond Goh Teck 3      Singapore Desmond Goh Teck 9        India Alok Kumar 4
   Germany Sascha-Andrej Tege 9      Singapore Desmond Goh Teck  4
     India Alok Kumar 9  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Netherlands Niels Feijen 9  
   India Alok Kumar 7        Japan Tomoo Takano 4  
   Japan Tomoo Takano 9      Japan Tomoo Takano 9        Netherlands Niels Feijen 9
       Saudi Arabia Badr Al Hamdan 5        Germany Sascha-Andrej Tege 4
     Saudi Arabia Badr Al Hamdan 0
       Germany Sascha-Andrej Tege 9  
  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 P[edit]

  2nd playoff round 1st playoff round 1st round 2nd round
                             
       Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 9  
       Qatar Taher Hussain 2    
     Qatar Taher Hussain 9        Croatia Carlo Dalmatin 9
   Qatar Taher Hussain 1      Bangladesh Ramiz Turulja 2        United Arab Emirates Ali Saeed 5
   Japan Toru Kuribayashi 9      United Arab Emirates Ali Saeed  9
     Bangladesh Ramiz Turulja 1  
Losers' bracket Winners' bracket
       Philippines Antonio Lining 9  
   United Arab Emirates Ali Saeed 4        Chinese Taipei Liu Cheng Chieh 4  
   Germany Oliver Ortmann 9      Chinese Taipei Liu Cheng Chieh 6        Philippines Antonio Lining 9
       Germany Oliver Ortmann 9        Japan Toru Kuribayashi 4
     Germany Oliver Ortmann 6
       Japan Toru Kuribayashi 9  
  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.

Performance per country[edit]

Country / Last 128 96 64 32 16 8 4 2
 Philippines 18 18 17 10 7 3 2 1
 Japan 5 5 5 4 2 2 1 1
 Great Britain 9 9 7 6 3 2 1 0
 United States 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0
 Chinese Taipei 7 6 6 4 2 0 0 0
 Germany 6 6 5 1 1 0 0 0
 Poland 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
 Indonesia 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
 Croatia 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
 France 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
 Netherlands 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
 China 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
 Iran 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
 Canada 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Finland 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Spain 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
 South Korea 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Austria 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Belgium 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Brunei 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Russia 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Qatar 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
 United Arab Emirates 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Kuwait 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Syria 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 India 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Vietnam 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Hong Kong 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Lebanon 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Portugal 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Singapore 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Bangladesh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Egypt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Eritrea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Estonia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Hungary 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Italy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Jordan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Sweden 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

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