2008 WPA World Ten-ball Championship

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2011 WPA World 10-Ball Championship
Tournament information
SportTen-Ball
LocationPasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
DatesSeptember 29–October 5, 2008
Tournament
format(s)
Double Elimination / Single Elimination
Host(s)WPA World Ten-ball Championship
Venue(s)Philippine International Convention Center
Participants128
Final positions
ChampionEngland Darren Appleton
Runner-upPhilippines Wu Chia-ching
← N/A
2009 →

The WPA 10-Ball World Championship 2008 was the inaugural WPA World 10-ball Championship, the world championship for the discipline of 10-ball pool. The event took place from September 29 to October 5, 2008. The final tournament was hosted at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay, Metro Manila.[1]

The event was won by England's Darren Appleton, winning his first world championship, defeating nineteen year old Taiwanese Wu Chia-ching in the final 13–11.[2] The event was boycotted by many top Filipino players, such as Efren Reyes, due to an issue with sponsors Raya Sports.[3]

Format[edit]

The 128 participating players were divided into 16 groups, in which they competed in a double elimination tournament against each other.[4] The remaining 64 players in each group qualified for the final round played in the knockout system.[5] The event was played under the alternating break format.

Prize money[edit]

Below was the advertised prize fund for the event.[6] The event saw the largest amount of prize money for the event, with $400,000 being paid, and the winner's share of $100,000 won by Darren Appleton.[7] The event was boycotted by some players due to not receiving payment from organiser's Raya sports. The event's prize money payments were delayed, with winner Appleton not receiving payment for over a month after the event.[8]

However, all prize money was eventually paid to players, including Appleton.[9][10]

Position Prize
First place (champion) $100,000
Second place (runner-up) $40,000
Third place $25,000
Fourth place $15,000
Fifth place (quarter-finalist) $10,000
Ninth place (loser in round of 16) $4,500
17th place (loser in round of 32) $3,000
33rd place (loser in round of 64) $2,000
65th place (loser in preliminary) $1,000

Tournament summary[edit]

Nineteen-year-old Wu Chia-ching defeated Filipino Demosthenes Pulpul (11–8) in the semi-finals, October 4. Using a borrowed cue stick, Wu reached the title match of the event. Pulpul, meanwhile, would go on to compete against Niels "the Terminator" Feijen of the Netherlands for 3rd place (see below for details). Earlier, Pulpul had defeated Liu Haitao (11–8) of China in the quarter-finals, while Feijen lost to Darren Appleton of England, 9–11.

Appleton squared off with Wu for the $100,000 (₱4,715,000 or UK₤56,000) 1st prize on October 5, [11][12] and claimed an upset victory over Wu, 13–11. He said of his win: "I've waited 16 years for this and have to enjoy the moment. I had mixed feelings and I was looking back at my disappointments in the past. I was ranked first in the world [earlier in the decade] but I have never won a world championship. I saved my best game for the finals. I really wanted to dictate the tempo of the game, but the breaks just didn’t go my way. It was a good game. I played well this time. He was a tough player but I made fewer mistakes than him. It was a dream come true for me and I'm happy to win the title here in the Philippines. I would love to be back here."[13]

Appleton was also quoted as saying: "Pool is an easy choice for me as a sport as I have to choose among boxing, football and pool among others. But this victory is sweeter for me and I have to dedicate this to my parents, whose relationship is in the rocks. With the $100,000 grand prize, first, I have to give some to my parents, because we had a difficult way of living."[14][15]

Wu, nicknamed Taisun ("Little Genius") settled for the runner-up prize of $40,000, and remarked, "I didn't have a good break in the last game and that was crucial to me."[16] In the third-place battle, Feijen defeated Pulpul, 11–8, and received $25,000 (₱1,178,000) to Pulpul's $15,000.[17][18]

Other results: 5th through 8th: Nick Van Den Berg, Charlie Williams, Liu Haitao, Mika Immonen; 9th through 16th: Shane Van Boening, Mark Gray, Ralf Souquet, Yang Ching-shun, Jerico Banares, Marlon Manalo, Fu Che-wei, and Satoshi Kawabata.[19]

WPA president Ian Anderson announced: "This early, there's a strong clamor for the WTBC and it will definitely be back next year in Manila. It will be staged October of next year and there's also the Philippine Open to be held June 2009. I think Manila is the best place to go in hosting pool and it is living up to its billing as the pool Mecca in Asia."[20] The event would later return in 2009.

Knockout round[edit]

Round of 64

2 October 2008

Round of 32

3 October 2008

Round of 16

4 October 2008

Quarter-finals

October 4, 2008

Semi-finals

October 5, 2008

Final

5. October 2008

            
United States Shane Van Boening 9
Malta Tony Drago 3
United States S. Van Boening 9
United States Shaun Wilkie 5
Japan Naoyuki Ōi [de] 7
United States Shaun Wilkie [de] 9
United States S. Van Boening 3
Chinese Taipei Wu Chia-Ching 9
Italy Bruno Muratore [de] 9
India D. Sing Lilly [de] 6
Italy Bruno Mutadore 6
Chinese Taipei Wu Chia-Ching 9
Chinese Taipei Wu Chia-ching 9
United States Stevie Moore [de] 4
Chinese Taipei Wu Chia-Ching 11
Finland Mika Immonen 7
England Daryl Peach 9
Philippines Arnell Bautista [de] 4
England Daryl Peach 6
England Mark Gray 9
England Mark Gray 9
United States Corey Deuel 6
England Mark Gray 4
Finland Mika Immonen 9
Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 9
Russia Ruslan Chinachov 2
Chinese Taipei Ko Pin-yi 6
Finland Mika Immonen 9
Finland Mika Immonen 9
Scotland Jonni Fulcher 5
Chinese Taipei Wu Chia-Ching 11
Philippines D. Pupul 8
Switzerland Dimitri Jungo [de] 8
China Liu Haitao 9
China Liu Haitao 9
Canada Tyler Edey 6
Canada Tyler Edey 9
Chinese Taipei Shin-Mei Liu [de] 3
China Liu Haitao 9
Germany Ralf Souquet 8
Hungary Vilmos Földes 9
Spain Carlos Cabello [de] 6
Hungary Vilmos Földes 4
Germany Ralf Souquet 9
Germany Ralf Souquet 9
England Imran Majid 5
China Liu Haitao 8
Philippines D. Pupul 11
Germany Oliver Ortmann 6
Japan Kazuo Furuta [de] 9
Japan Kazuo Furuta 4
Philippines D. Pupul 9
Philippines D. Pupul [de] 9
Austria Jasmin Ouschan 8
Philippines D. Pupul 9
Chinese Taipei Yang Ching-shun 8
Philippines Leonardo Didal [de] 9
China Zhang Shuchun [de] 5
Philippines Leonardo Didal 8
Chinese Taipei Yang Ching-shun 9
Chinese Taipei Hung-Ming Chu [de] 4
Chinese Taipei Yang Ching-shun 9
Chinese Taipei Wu Chia-Ching 11
England Darren Appleton 13
Germany Sascha Tege [de] 5
Japan S. Kawabata [de] 9
Japan S. Kawabata 9
Japan Hayato Hijikata 7
Czech Republic Roman Hybler [de] 7
Japan Hayato Hijikata [de] 9
Japan S. Kawabata 8
England Darren Appleton 9
England Darren Appleton 9
Chinese Taipei Lai Chia-Hsiung [de] 8
England Darren Appleton 9
South Korea Ryu Seung-woo 2
South Korea Ryu Seung-woo 9
South Korea Jeong Young-hwa [de] 7
England Darren Appleton 11
United States C. Williams 6
Serbia Sandor Tot 8
Philippines Jeff de Luna 9
Philippines Jeff de Luna 1
Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 9
Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 9
South Korea King Woong-Dae [de] 6
Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 5
United States C. Williams 9
Chinese Taipei Hui-Chan Lu [de] 7
Chinese Taipei Chang Jung-lin 9
Chinese Taipei Chang Jung-lin 8
United States C. Williams 9
United States C. Williams 9
Mexico Ernesto Domínguez 2
England Darren Appleton 11
Netherlands Niels Feijen 9
Philippines Marlon Manalo 9
Italy Fabio Petroni 5
Philippines Marlon Manalo 9
Philippines Victor Arpilleda 2
Philippines Victor Arpilleda [de] 9
China Wang Ming [de] 4
Philippines Marlon Manalo 6
Netherlands Niels Feijen 9
Netherlands Niels Feijen 9
Indonesia Ricky Yang 4
Netherlands Niels Feijen 9
Spain David Alcaide 4
Austria Martin Kempter [de] 4
Spain David Alcaide 9
Netherlands Niels Feijen 11
Netherlands N. van den Berg 7
Sweden Marcus Chamat 9
Germany Christian Weigoni [de] 7
Sweden Marcus Chamat 2
Netherlands N. van den Berg 9
Netherlands N. van den Berg 9
Denmark Martin Larsen [de] 7
Netherlands N. van den Berg 9
Philippines Jerico Banares 6
Australia Louis Condo [de] 8
Indonesia Dodong Alwi [de] 9
Indonesia Dodong Alwi 4
Philippines Jerico Banares 9
Chinese Taipei W. Hung-Hsiang [de] 8
Philippines Jerico Banares [de] 9

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