WPA World Eight-ball Championship

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The WPA World Eight-ball Championship (W8BC)[1] is a professional eight-ball pocket billiards (pool) tournament held in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, and sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. A total of 64 participants compete in the event, which typically has a total prize purse over US$100,000 (over $200,000 as of 2011). The competition has also been referred to as the Etisalat World 8 Ball Pool Championship[1] and the Damas World 8 Ball Championship,[2] among other variations, for sponsorship purposes, and appears in various spellings ("8-Ball", "8ball", "Championships", etc.).

2011 results[edit]

The 2011 WPA World Eight-ball Championship was held 19–26 February at the Fujairah Exhibition Centre, with prize monies totaling $205,000. In the Men's Division, Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines won first place, 10–6 versus Niels Feijen of the Netherlands, while Spain's David Alcaide took third, 9–2, from the United Kingdom's Darren Appleton.[1][3]

Format[edit]

Group stage[edit]

As of 2010, the 64 players are divided into 8 groups of 8 players. In each group, the players play in double-elimination until 4 of them remain. Every match in this round is a race to 8.

Last 32 to semi-finals[edit]

The 32 players play in single-elimination format. Matches are races to 10.

Finals[edit]

The last 2 players in a race to 13.

Winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "World 8-Ball Championship - Men - Fujaira UAE - 19-26 Feb 2011". WPA-Pool.com. World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). 26 February 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "World 8 Ball Pool Championship 2007 Fujairah". World8BallChampionship.com. WPA. March 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-03-01. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "World 8 Ball Pool Championship 2011 Fujairah - Dennis Orcullo on Top of the World". World8BallChampionship.com. WPA. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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