Niels Feijen

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Niels Feijen at the Mosconi Cup 2008

Niels Feijen (born 3 February 1977) is a professional pool player, from the Hague, Netherlands. His nickname is "the Terminator".He is the current world 9 ball champion.[1][2]

In 2001, Feijen reached the finals of a nine-ball tournament in Tokyo, Japan. The event had a field of more than 700 players and offered the largest prize money at that time. However, he lost to Efren Reyes.[3] In 2004, he won the inaugural Skins Billiards Championship with prize money of US$42,500.[4] Feijen has won the European straight pool championship four times.[5] In 2005 he was the winner of the Big Apple Nine-ball Classic, held in Queens, New York, an event with 128 of the world's best players. He represented Europe in the 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007-2009, 2011 and 2012 Mosconi Cup events.

More recently, Feijen won the 2007 $50,000 winner-take-all International Challenge of Champions by defeating Lee Van Corteza.[6] In 2008, Feijen won the World Straight Pool Championship with a victory over Francisco Bustamante in the finals.[7] On October 5, 2008, he received the 3rd prize of $25,000 in the inaugural WPA World Ten-ball Championship.[8][9]

Niels Feijen has been under contract with cue manufacturer Longoni for several years.

In 2010, Feijen reached the finals of the WPA World Eight-ball Championship but ended up in 2nd place as he was dominated by Karl Boyes of Great Britain.[10] He would reach the finals of that same tournament for the second consecutive time in 2011 but only to be defeated by Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ insidepoolmag.com, Niels Feijen
  2. ^ insidepoolmag.com, Finals at World 10-Ball Championship Set
  3. ^ "REYES POCKETS POOL'S BIGGEST PAYOUT". Billiards Digest. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. ^ "By the Skins of His Teeth: Feijen Wins $42,500 at Skins Event Debut". AZ Billiards. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Sports 123: Pool: European Championship: Men: 14.1". Sports123. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Feijen Beats Corteza, Wins US$50,000 in International Challenge of Champions". AZ Billiards. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  7. ^ "Feijen is Predator World 14.1 Straight Pool Champion". Inside Pool Magazine. 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  8. ^ billiardsdigest.com "Rule, Britannia! Appleton Wins World 10-Ball Championship"
  9. ^ sports.inquirer.net, "Appleton Nips Wu for Title; Pulpul 4th"
  10. ^ Jerry Forsyth (April 10, 2010). "World 8-Ball Finals". AzBilliards.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  11. ^ WPA Staff (February 26, 2011). "Orcullo Wins". AzBilliards.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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Preceded by
Oliver Ortmann
WPA World Straight Pool Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Oliver Ortmann
Preceded by
Thorsten Hohmann
WPA Men's World Nine-ball Champion
2014
Incumbent