World Pool Championships: Rack by Rack

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World Pool Championships: Rack by Rack

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1999 World Pool Championships[edit]

Efren Reyes vs Hao-ping Chang


Final Score: Reyes 17 - 8 Chang

2000 World Pool Championships[edit]

Fong-pang Chao vs Ismael Paez


Final Score: Chao 17 - 6 Paez

2001 World Pool Championships[edit]

Mika Immonen vs Ralf Souquet


Final Score: Immonen 17 - 10 Souquet

2002 World Pool Championships[edit]

Title Name: 2002 Hasseroder World Pool Championships

Earl Strickland vs Francisco Bustamante

Rack 1[edit]

Earl Strickland wins the lag. He potted the 5 and the 7 on the break and made a comfortable run-out. (Strickland- 1; Bustamante- 0)

Rack 2[edit]

Strickland scratches on the break. Bustamante cleared the remaining balls. (Strickland- 1; Bustamante- 1)

Rack 3[edit]

Bustamante pots the 3 on the break. He leaves Strickland a safety on the 1 by snookering the 3. Strickland makes it out of the safety and leaves Bustamante another safety. Bustamante makes a jump shot and pots the one. He cleared the rest of the table (Strickland- 1; Bustamante- 2)

Rack 4[edit]

Bustamante makes the 3 and the 5 on the break. He makes his first error and Strickland take over the rack. (Strickland- 2; Bustamante- 2)

Rack 5[edit]

Strickland makes the 8 on the break. He makes the difficult run-out to gain the lead. (Strickland- 3; Bustamante- 2)

Rack 6[edit]

Strickland fails to make a ball on the break. Bustamante pushed out. It becomes a safety battle which Bustamante won to level it out. (Strickland- 3; Bustamante- 3)

Rack 7[edit]

Bustamante makes the 1 and the 7 on the break. He makes it to the difficult position on the 3 from the 2. He clears the remaining balls to regain the lead. (Strickland- 3; Bustamante- 4)

Rack 8[edit]

Bustamante makes 2 balls on his big break. He makes the run-out to increase the lead. (Strickland- 3; Bustamante- 5)

Rack 9[edit]

Bustamante makes the 4 on his break but with the 5 obscuring the 1. He knocks it safe on the top-rail. Strickland forces a kick-shot, leaving Bustamante a long-shot on the 1-ball, which he misses. Strickland clears the remaining balls. (Strickland- 4; Bustamante- 5)

Rack 10[edit]

Strickland makes the 8 on the break but has no shot on the 1. He pushed-out. Bustamante puts him back in but the Strickland pulls off a snooker that leaves Bustamante needing to make a tough four cushion escape, in which he hit but the 1-ball never touches a rail. This gives Strickland a ball-in-hand. He makes the 1 but runs slightly out of position on the red 3 and misses the pot. Bustamante makes a snooker, with the 9-ball blocking the 3. Strickland misses the bank. Bustamante, with a ball-in-hand makes the 3 / 9 combination. (Strickland- 4; Bustamante- 6)

Rack 11[edit]

Bustamante makes the 5 on the break but he loses the position of the cue-ball. Bustamante loses the safety battle, leaving Strickland with ball-in-hand and the rack. (Strickland- 5; Bustamante- 6)

Rack 12[edit]

Strickland makes a break and run-out to level the match. (Strickland- 6; Bustamante- 6)

Rack 13[edit]

Strickland breaks and leaves a snooker on Bustamante. He tries a jump-shot but fails. It leaves an open table which Strickland clears to gain the lead. (Strickland- 7; Bustamante- 6)

Rack 14[edit]

Strickland makes the 8 on the break. He plays safe. Bustamante makes a jump shot but leaves the 1-ball over the pocket. Strickland makes it but misses the 2. It becomes another safety battle in which Strickland leaves a long cut on the 2 for Bustamante. Bustamante makes it and clears the remaining balls. (Strickland- 7; Bustamante- 7)

Rack 15[edit]

Bustamante makes another break and run-out to regain the lead (Strickland- 7; Bustamante- 8)

Rack 16[edit]

Bustamante makes 2 balls on the break and has a good position on the 2. He runs-out to increase his lead. (Strickland- 7; Bustamante- 9)

Rack 17[edit]

Another break and run-out by Bustamante to increase his lead. (Strickland- 7; Bustamante- 10)

Rack 18[edit]

This rack has become another safety battle in which Strickland won by making the long-cut on the 2. (Strickland- 8; Bustamante- 10)

Rack 19[edit]

Strickland scratches on the break. Bustamante runs-out to increase the lead. (Strickland- 8; Bustamante- 11)

Rack 20[edit]

Bustamante makes the 6 on the break but with the 3 obscuring the 1. He executes a push-out. Strickland makes a kick-shot but he leave the 1-ball pot on. Bustamante makes the 1 and the 2, and leave Strickland a safety, which the cue ball is snookered by the 8 on the 3. Strickland kicks the 3 leaving Bustamante another safety. Bustamante manages to hit the 3 but leaves an open table for Strickland. Strickland clears the remaining balls. (Strickland- 9; Bustamante- 11)

Rack 21[edit]

Strickland makes a ball on the break. He makes a tricky run-out to have a chance to tie the scores. (Strickland- 10; Bustamante- 11)

Rack 22[edit]

Strickland makes a ball on the break but is elected to do a safety on the 1. Bustamante caroms the 1 through the 9 and clears the remaining colors. (Strickland- 10; Bustamante- 12)

Rack 23[edit]

Bustamante breaks, depositing the 1 and the 4 on the pocket but leaving him to elect a safety in which he do. Strickland makes a decent shot to contact the 2 and to leave another safety for Bustamante. Bustamante manages to hit the 2 but leaves an open table on Strickland, in which he cleared again. (Strickland- 11; Bustamante- 12)

Rack 24[edit]

Strickland deposits 3 balls on his break and sends the cue ball to fly off the table. He runs-out. (Strickland- 11; Bustamante- 13)

Rack 25[edit]

Bustamante makes the 4 on the break and leaves him a 1/9 combination. He missed it. Strickland leaves Bustamante a snooker in which Bustamante scratches trying to get out from it. With a ball-in-hand, Strickland run-out with an amazing shot to get the cue ball from the 3 to the 5. (Strickland- 12; Bustamante- 13)

Rack 26[edit]

Strickland makes the 3 and the 7 on the break and is forced to make a safety, but he leaves the 1 open for Bustamante. Bustamante runs out (Strickland- 12; Bustamante- 14)

Rack 27[edit]

Bustamante scratches of the break. With a ball-in-hand, Strickland runs-out. (Strickland- 13; Bustamante- 14)

Rack 28[edit]

Strickland makes the 5-ball on the break but finds the 1-ball buried in a cluster. He clips it into the side pocket and keeps position for the 2. Strickland leaves the cue right up against the 4. With no other shot on, Strickland rolls the white down table behind the 9-ball. Bustamante makes the escape shot but leaves an open table. Dramatically Strickland misses and Bustamante clears the remainder of the table. (Strickland- 13; Bustamante- 15)

Rack 29[edit]

Again, Bustamante scratches off the break. Strickland quickly clears the remaining balls. (Strickland- 14; Bustamante- 15)

Rack 30[edit]

Strickland pots a ball on the break. He started his run but a tricky 6 forced him to play safe. Bustamante almost make the 6. Strickland cleared the remaining balls. (Strickland- 15; Bustamante- 15)

Rack 31[edit]

Strickland potted a ball on the break. He runs-out to get to the hill. (Strickland- 16; Bustamante- 15)

Rack 32[edit]

Strickland potted three balls on the break and leaves him a tricky-shot on the 2. He makes the 2, clears the 3,6,7,8 and deposits the 9.
Final Score: Strickland 17 - 15 Bustamante

2003 World Pool Championships[edit]

Title: 2003 Empirepower.com World Pool Championships
Thorsten Hohmann vs Alex Pagulayan

Rack 1[edit]

Thorsten Hohmann won the lag. After an exchange of safety shots, Pagulayan sent the cue ball off the table and Hohmann takes the 1st rack.
Hohmann 1 - 0 Pagulayan

Rack 2[edit]

Hohmann potted two balls on the break but puts Pagulayan at the table. A poor shot of the 2 gave way for Hohmann to take the rack.
Hohmann 2 - 0 Pagulayan

Rack 3[edit]

Hohmann broke. He banked the 2. But gave Pagulayan another chance on the 4. Pagulayan took the rack.
Hohmann 2 - 1 Pagulayan

Rack 4[edit]

Pagulayan scratched on the break. Hohmann gave him two snookers in which Pagulayan espaced. Pagulayan took the rack
Hohmann 2 - 2 Pagulayan

Rack 5[edit]

Pagulayan broke. He missed the 4. Hohmann took the rack.
Hohmann 3 - 2 Pagulayan

Rack 6[edit]

Hohmann missed the cut on the 3. Pagulayan potted it but missed the 4. Hohmann cleared the table.
Hohmann 4 - 2 Pagulayan

Rack 7[edit]

Hohmann made a tough rack on his break. But yet he cleared it, including the tough shot on the 1.
Hohmann 5 - 2 Pagulayan

Rack 8[edit]

Hohmann broke and ran-out.
Hohmann 6 - 2 Pagulayan

Rack 9[edit]

Hohmann made a dry break. Pagulayan took the rack.
Hohmann 6 - 3 Pagulayan

Rack 10[edit]

Pagulayan broke and ran-out.
Hohmann 6 - 4 Pagulayan

Rack 11[edit]

Pagulayan broke and ran-out.
Hohmann 6 - 5 Pagulayan

Rack 12[edit]

Pagulayan attempted a snooker on the 2 but it left a 2/8 combination. Hohmann cleared the ball and took the rack.
Hohmann 7 - 5 Pagulayan

Rack 13[edit]

Hohmann ran out of position on the 2-ball after sinking the 1 on the break. A thin-cut shot was left by Hohmann on his push-out in which Pagulayan made. Things looked good but Pagulayan jawed the 4. Hohmann cleared up to win the rack.
Hohmann 8 - 5 Pagulayan

Rack 14[edit]

Hohmann scratched on the break with all balls at the table. Pagulayan cleared it up.
Hohmann 8 - 6 Pagulayan

Rack 15[edit]

A lucky kick off the 2-ball helped Hohmann sink the 1 off three rails and he went on to run-out.
Hohmann 9 - 6 Pagulayan

Rack 16[edit]

Hohmann made another break and run-out
Hohmann 10 - 6 Pagulayan

Rack 17[edit]

Hohmann made another break and run-out with a 5/7 combination.
Hohmann 11 - 6 Pagulayan

Rack 18[edit]

Hohmann was set to take this rack but he missed the long 4. Pagulayan took the rack.
Hohmann 11 - 7 Pagulayan

Rack 19[edit]

Pagulayan came up dry on his break. Hohmann took over.
Hohmann 12- 7 Pagulayan

Rack 20[edit]

Hohmann came also dry on his break. Pagulayan lost his position on the 4. Hohmann nearly fluked the 9 with his shot on the 4. Pagulayan banked the 4 and took the rack.
Hohmann 12 - 8 Pagulayan

Rack 21[edit]

Pagulayan came up dry again on the break. Hohmann made a jump-shot, banked the 3 and left the 4 safe. Pagulayan missed his jump-shot leaving the 4 open in which Hohmann missed allowing Pagulayan to take the rack.
Hohmann 12 - 9 Pagulayan

Rack 22[edit]

Another dry break by Pagulayan put Hohmann at the table leaving to him a tricky 1/8 combination which he missed. Pagulayan took the rack.
Hohmann 12 - 10 Pagulayan

Rack 23,24, 25[edit]

After Pagulayan's miss on the 1, Hohmann strung 3 racks together to extend the lead up to 5 racks.
Hohmann 15 - 10 Pagulayan

Rack 26[edit]

Hohmann came up dry on his break. Pagulayan had the chance for a run-out by he missed the 1 allowing Hohmann to go to the hill.
Hohmann 16 - 10 Pagulayan

Rack 27[edit]

Hohmann breaks, pots the 1 but misses the 2, yet he leave it safe. Pagulayan nearly makes the 2 on his 2-rail kick but he misses it, leaving the table open for Hohmann. Hohmann clears the table to become the 2003 World Champion.

Final Score: Hohmann 17 - 10 Pagulayan

2004 World Pool Championships[edit]

Title: Taipei World Pool Championships

Alex Pagulayan vs Chang Pei-wei

Rack 1[edit]

Chang easily won the lag and made the 3 ball on the break with nice shape on the 1. The problem ball was the 7 but he made a nice carom onto the 8-ball only to miss the tight cut on the 7 to leave Pagulayan with a simple 2 ball out to take the opening rack.

( Pagulayan - 1; Chang - 0)

Rack 2[edit]

Pagulayan makes two balls on the break but is elected to push-out rather than to take the long 2. Chang left Pagulayan with a snooker but he failed to make the easy escape as no balls hit a rail. With ball-in-hand Chang cleared the table.

( Pagulayan - 1; Chang - 1)

Rack 3[edit]

Chang comes up dry on his break. Pagulayan attempts a safety but leaves the long 1 and the rack for Chang

( Pagulayan - 1; Chang - 2)

Rack 4[edit]

Chang makes four balls on his break but goes for safety and hides the cue ball between the 7 and the top left hand pocket. Pagulayan failed to make contact. With a ball-in-hand, Chang runs-out.

( Pagulayan - 1; Chang - 3)

Rack 5[edit]

Chang breaks and runs-out.

( Pagulayan - 1; Chang - 4)

Rack 6[edit]

Chang came up dry on his break. Pagulayan missed the 3. A safety exchange ensued before Pagulayan locked the 5 ball behind the 8 and when Chang failed to escape Pagulayan cut the deficit.

( Pagulayan - 2; Chang - 4)

Rack 7[edit]

Pagulayan makes a ball off the break. He missed the tough 1. Chang runs-out.

( Pagulayan - 2; Chang - 5)

Rack 8[edit]

Chang makes another break and run-out.

( Pagulayan - 2; Chang - 6)

Rack 9[edit]

Chang makes 3 balls and almost the 9 on the break. He clears an open table left for him by his break.

( Pagulayan - 2; Chang - 7)

Rack 10[edit]

Chang makes a difficult break and run-out, even banking a tough six ball .

( Pagulayan - 2; Chang - 8)

Rack 11[edit]

Chang scratched off on the break. Leaving the Lion a difficult run-out, in which the 5 and the 9 positioned awkwardly, which he makes.

( Pagulayan - 3; Chang - 8)

Rack 12[edit]

Pagulayan breaks and run-out.

( Pagulayan - 4; Chang - 8)

Rack 13[edit]

Pagulayan makes a ball on the break but leaves him a bank shot on the 1, which he misses leaving the 1 jawed in the pocket. Chang cleared the table.

( Pagulayan - 4; Chang - 9)

Rack 14[edit]

Chang breaks and run-out.

( Pagulayan - 4; Chang - 10)

Rack 15[edit]

Chang breaks. But the Taiwanese player misses the 5/8 combination. Pagulayan take over and claims the rack.

( Pagulayan - 5; Chang - 10)

Rack 16[edit]

Pagulayan makes another break and run-out.

( Pagulayan - 6; Chang - 10)

Rack 17[edit]

Pagulayan's hard break makes the 4 push the cue ball to the pocket. With ball-in-hand, Chang runs-out.

( Pagulayan - 6; Chang - 11)

Rack 18[edit]

Chang breaks, nearly scratching. He makes the 1 but misses the 2 and leaves it open. Pagulayan makes the 2. But makes a minor mistake on his positional play from the 3 to the 4. Pagulayan makes the cue ball "go-around-the-world" in order to get position on the 5. He jacks the cue to get position from the 5 to the 6, and clears the remaining two balls.

( Pagulayan - 7; Chang - 11)

Racks 19, 20, 21, 22[edit]

Pagulayan runs another 4 racks to tie it up. Switching from hard break to soft-cut break every rack.

( Pagulayan - 11; Chang - 11)

Rack 23[edit]

Pagulayan breaks. He pots the 1 but misses the cut on the 2. Chang cleared the table.

( Pagulayan - 11; Chang - 12)

Rack 24[edit]

Chang breaks and run-out to gain a two-rack lead.

( Pagulayan - 11; Chang - 13)

Rack 25[edit]

Chang breaks but forces to elect a push-out. Pagulayan plays it safe. Chang's counter-safety efforts didn't work as he left the 1 open with his shot. Pagulayan clears the rack.

( Pagulayan - 12; Chang - 13)

Rack 26[edit]

Pagulayan clears the rack easily to tie it up on a race-to-four.

( Pagulayan - 13; Chang - 13)

Rack 27[edit]

Pagulayan breaks. He executes a push-out but Chang put him back on the table. Pagulayan misses the 1 but he left it safe. Chang makes a safety but left the 1 open. Pagulayan makes the 1 and the 4 then clears the table.

( Pagulayan - 14; Chang - 13)

Rack 28[edit]

Pagulayan wins another rack without letting his opponent to the table.

( Pagulayan - 15; Chang - 13)

Rack 29[edit]

Pagulayan breaks and runs-out to reach the hill.

( Pagulayan - 16; Chang - 13)

Rack 30[edit]

Pagulayan pots 3 balls on his break but a 6/7 cluster was formed. He manages to break the cluster with his shot on the 3. He clears the remaining balls.

Final Score: Pagulayan 17 - 13 Chang

2005 World Pool Championships[edit]

Wu Chia-ching vs Kuo Po-cheng

Rack 1[edit]

Kuo wins the lag but misses tight cut on the 1 ball, Wu misses same shot and then Kuo once again misses to open table up for Wu who clears up to go into the lead at 1-0.

Rack 2[edit]

Wu smacks open the pack and then gets out of trouble to pocket the 1 ball with an excellent jump shot. However, Wu makes his first mistake as he misses a long cut on the pink 4. Kuo plays a great positional shot from 5 to 7 to set up a rack winning out. 1–1.

Rack 3[edit]

Following a safety battle on the 1 ball, Kuo misses a relatively straightforward 2 ball to give table back to Wu who clears to go 2-1.

Rack 4[edit]

The first break and run of the match sees Wu extend his lead to 3-1.

Rack 5[edit]

With nothing available on the 1 ball, Wu pushes out and a safety exchange ensues. Kuo cracks first as he misses the 1 ball completely, trying to swerve and with ball in hand Wu tries a very risky 1/9 combo but falls well short. Kuo then lays a deadly snooker and Wu makes a mess of the escape and with ball in hand, Kuo takes advantage full with a 3/9 combo. 3-2.

Rack 6[edit]

A decent break from Kuo leaves him well placed, but a miss on the 2 ball allows Wu in to clear up. 4-2.

Rack 7[edit]

Wu snookers his opponent following the break off, but Kuo’s escape leaves a ball on. From there Wu clears up to increase his lead to 5–2.

Rack 8[edit]

Kuo tries to leave the 1 safe after Wu misses a cut on it but the 16 year-old is in fearless mood and clears up to go to 6-2.

Rack 9[edit]

Wu makes a mistake in the next as he misses a fairly easy pot on the 3 ball. Fortunately for Kuo, it falls nicely for him and he is able to compose himself to clear the table and stop the rot. 6–3 Wu.

Rack 10[edit]

Kuo missed the 2 but left it snookered and Wu fouled, handing his opponent a chance to further cut the deficit. 6-4 Wu.

Rack 11[edit]

Wu now only leads by one rack as Kuo breaks and runs for the first time in the match. 6-5 Wu.

Rack 12[edit]

A safety from Kuo tempted Wu into a jump shot and although he made contact with the 1 ball he left an open table and Kuo cleared to get on level terms. 6–6.

Rack 13[edit]

Kuo made a ball on the break but with nothing available a lengthy safety battle follows. Finally, a quality pot by Kuo got him back in the balls, but he missed the 6 ball to allow Wu to clear the table and reassert his lead. 7–6 Wu.

Rack 14[edit]

A great break shot from Wu sets up an elementary run out which he takes full advantage of to increase his lead to 8–6.

Rack 15[edit]

Wu ran out of position on the 2 ball following a miscue. He tried to play safe but left it on for Kuo who dug deep to clear the table and get to 8–7 down.

Rack 16[edit]

Kuo is forced into awkward bridging on the 4 ball and misses the pot, allowing Wu a clearance. 9-7 Wu.

Rack 17[edit]

Wu sends the cue ball flying off the table during another power-break. Kuo takes advantage of the chance and makes it 9-8.

Rack 18[edit]

Wu looks set to take the rack after a marvellous jump shot on the 2 ball when hooked. He clears the table until a miscue on the 8 ball and Kuo then levels the match at 9-9.

Rack 19[edit]

Kuo looked set to take the lead for the first time in the match when his nerves fail him on the 9 ball and Wu makes a table length cut on it to go back in front. 10-9 Wu.

Rack 20[edit]

Wu's dry break puts the table back in Kuo's favour and he runs-out to go 10-10.

Rack 21[edit]

Kuo makes a jump shot on the 1 ball but it doesn't go down and Wu clears to go back in front at 11-10.

Rack 22[edit]

Wu misses a 5 ball down the rail and Kuo steps in to level once again - but he still hasn't been ahead. 11-11.

Rack 23[edit]

Kuo finally takes the lead after a carom shot on the 6 ball gives him the chance to clear following a safety exchange. 12-11 to Kuo.

Rack 24[edit]

The tide may have turned as Kuo breaks and runs out for a two rack cushion. 13-11.

Rack 25[edit]

Kuo misses the 1 ball to leave the table for Wu but a nudge off the orange 5 sends the cue ball into the middle pocket. With ball in hand, Kuo pockets the balls until he runs out of position on the 6 ball and plays a snooker. Wu manages to make contact with the 6 but leaves it on for Kuo. He clears to go into a 14–11 lead.

Rack 26[edit]

Another break and run-out despite a tricky layout sees Kuo go to within two racks of victory. 15-11.

Rack 27[edit]

Kuo leaves himself a long pot on the 3 ball, jacking the ball up on the rail. He misses but leaves it safe for Wu who plays a safety. Kuo's response isn't accurate enough and Wu seizes the opportunity. 15-12.

Rack 28[edit]

Wu runs out of position on the 2 ball and leaves himself snookered. He flukes the 3 ball but scratches as he does so and with ball in hand Kuo goes to the hill. 16-12.

Rack 29[edit]

Wu stays alive with a clearance after Kuo makes a schoolboy error by failing to hit a rail with a ball after playing safe. 16-13.

Rack 30[edit]

Tension is boiling over in Kaohsiung as Wu breaks and runs-out for 16-14.

Rack 31[edit]

Another run-out by the 16 year-old means that Kuo is kept sweating in his chair. 16-15.

Rack 32[edit]

The fate of the title will be decided in the final rack after Wu runs out another rack to go hill-hill. 16-16.

Rack 33[edit]

The most dramatic conclusion in the history of the event sees Wu run out a fourth and final rack to become the youngest world champion in history.

Final Score: Wu 17 - 16 Kuo

2006 World Pool Championships[edit]

Ronato Alcano vs Ralf Souquet

Final Score: Alcano 17 - 11 Souquet

2007 World Pool Championships[edit]

Daryl Peach vs Roberto Gomez

Final Score: Peach 17 - 15 Gomez

2010 World Pool Championships[edit]

Francisco Bustamante vs Kuo Po-cheng

Final Score: Bustamante 13 - 7 Kuo

2011 World Pool Championships[edit]

Yukio Akakariyama vs Ronnie Alcano

Player Lag Rack Racks
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Philippines Ronnie Alcano 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 11
Japan Yukio Akakariyama 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 9ball.svg 13

Final Score: Akakariyama 13 - 11 Alcano

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