2019 World Cup (snooker)

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World Cup
Tournament information
Dates24–30 June 2019
VenueWuxi City Sports Park Stadium
CityWuxi
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking team event
Total prize fund$800,000
Winner's share$200,000
Final
Champion Scotland
John Higgins
Stephen Maguire
Runner-up China B
Zhou Yuelong
Liang Wenbo
Score4–0
2017
2021

The 2019 Beverly World Cup was a professional non-ranking team snooker tournament that took place from 24 to 30 June 2019 at the Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium in Wuxi, China.[1] It was the 16th edition of the event.

John Higgins and Stephen Maguire of Scotland won the event for their country for the first time since 1996, beating China's 'B' team, consisting of Zhou Yuelong and Liang Wenbo, 4–0 in the final.

Teams and players[edit]

Seed Nation Player 1 Player 2
1  China A Ding Junhui Yan Bingtao
2  Wales Mark Williams Ryan Day
3  Scotland John Higgins Stephen Maguire
4  Northern Ireland Mark Allen Jordan Brown
5  England Kyren Wilson Jack Lisowski
6  Belgium Luca Brecel Ben Mertens
7  China B Zhou Yuelong Liang Wenbo
8  Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Noppon Saengkham
9  Iran Hossein Vafaei Soheil Vahedi
10  Cyprus Michael Georgiou Antonis Poullos
11  Norway Kurt Maflin Christopher Watts
12  Ireland Ken Doherty Fergal O'Brien
13  Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong Moh Keen Hoo
14  Poland Adam Stefanow Kacper Filipiak
15  Hong Kong Andy Lee Cheung Ka Wai
16  Germany Simon Lichtenberg Lukas Kleckers
17  Israel Eden Sharav Shachar Ruberg
18  Australia Steve Mifsud Ryan Thomerson
19  Saudi Arabia Omar Alajlani Ahmed Aseeri
20   Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher Luis Vetter
21  Malta Alex Borg Brian Cini
22  India Himanshu Dinesh Jain Lucky Vatnani
23  Austria Andreas Ploner Florian Nüßle
24  United Arab Emirates Mohammed Shehab Mohammed Al Joaker

Prize fund[edit]

  • Winner: $200,000
  • Runner-Up: $100,000
  • Semi-final: $60,000
  • Quarter-final: $40,000
  • Third in group: $22,500
  • Fourth in group: $15,000
  • Fifth in group: $10,000
  • Sixth in group: $7,500
  • Total: $800,000

Tournament format[edit]

The 2019 World Cup used the same format as that used in 2017. Consisting of 24 national teams, with two players competing for each side, and the initial round divided the entrants into four groups of six. During the Group Stage, every national team played a best-of-five frame match against each of the other sides in their pool. All matches consisted of five frames, two singles, a doubles frame, and two reverse singles. The top two teams from each group advanced to the Knockout Stages, the order being determined by total frames won. If there is a tie in either of the first two places the following rules determine the positions. If two teams are equal, the winner of the match between the two teams will be ranked higher. If three or more teams are tied, a sudden-death blue ball shoot-out will be played. Teams tied for position 3 to 6 would remain tied and share the prize money for those positions.

During the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Championship Final, the eight qualifying teams were paired off in a head-to-head knockout. The format for these matches was a best-of-seven frame competition with the contest coming to an end as soon as one team had won four frames. These encounters were scheduled as two singles, a doubles frame, two reverse singles, another doubles frame, and a winner-take-all singles if necessary.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Date Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2
24 June 2019  China A 4–1  Germany  Thailand 2–3  Norway  Poland 2–3  Austria
25 June 2019  China A 4–1  Norway  Thailand 3–2  Austria  Poland 3–2  Germany
26 June 2019  China A 4–1  Austria  Thailand 3–2  Poland  Norway 2–3  Germany
27 June 2019  China A 5–0  Poland  Thailand 4–1  Germany  Austria 1–4  Norway
28 June 2019  China A 2–3  Thailand  Poland 4–1  Norway  Austria 3–2  Germany
Place Seed Team Games Frames Frames won Frames lost Difference Points
1 1  China A 5 25 19 6 +13 19
2 8  Thailand 5 25 15 10 +5 15
3 11  Norway 5 25 11 14 −3 11
14  Poland 5 25 11 14 −3 11
5 23  Austria 5 25 10 15 −5 10
6 16  Germany 5 25 9 16 −7 9

Group B[edit]

Date Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2
24 June 2019  Northern Ireland 4–1  Saudi Arabia  England 3–2  Hong Kong  Iran 3–2  Ireland
25 June 2019  Northern Ireland 3–2  Hong Kong  England 3–2  Ireland  Iran 2–3  Saudi Arabia
26 June 2019  Northern Ireland 1–4  Ireland  England 3–2  Iran  Hong Kong 4–1  Saudi Arabia
27 June 2019  Northern Ireland 1–4  Iran  England 5–0  Saudi Arabia  Ireland 1–4  Hong Kong
28 June 2019  Northern Ireland 2–3  England  Iran 2–3  Hong Kong  Ireland 3–2  Saudi Arabia
Place Seed Team Games Frames Frames won Frames lost Difference Points
1 5  England 5 25 17 8 +9 17
2 15  Hong Kong 5 25 15 10 +5 15
3 9  Iran 5 25 13 12 +1 13
4 12  Ireland 5 25 12 13 −1 12
5 4  Northern Ireland 5 25 11 14 −3 11
6 19  Saudi Arabia 5 25 7 18 −11 7

Group C[edit]

Date Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2
24 June 2019  Scotland 4–1  Cyprus  Belgium 4–1  United Arab Emirates  Malaysia 1–4  Israel
25 June 2019  Scotland 4–1  United Arab Emirates  Belgium 4–1  Israel  Malaysia 3–2  Cyprus
26 June 2019  Scotland 5–0  Israel  Belgium 4–1  Malaysia  United Arab Emirates 3–2  Cyprus
27 June 2019  Scotland 4–1  Malaysia  Belgium 4–1  Cyprus  Israel 4–1  United Arab Emirates
28 June 2019  Scotland 2–3  Belgium  Malaysia 2–3  United Arab Emirates  Israel 2–3  Cyprus
Place Seed Team Games Frames Frames won Frames lost Difference Points
1 6  Belgium 5 25 19 6 +13 19
2 3  Scotland 5 25 19 6 +13 19
3 17  Israel 5 25 11 14 −3 11
4 10  Cyprus 5 25 9 17 −8 9
24  United Arab Emirates 5 25 9 17 −8 9
6 13  Malaysia 5 25 8 18 −10 8

Group D[edit]

Date Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2
24 June 2019  Wales 4–1  India  China B 5–0  Australia   Switzerland 3–2  Malta
25 June 2019  Wales 4–1  Australia  China B 3–2  Malta   Switzerland 3–2  India
26 June 2019  Wales 4–1  Malta  China B 5–0   Switzerland  Australia 2–3  India
27 June 2019  Wales 5–0   Switzerland  China B 5–0  India  Malta 3–2  Australia
28 June 2019  Wales 4–1  China B   Switzerland 2–3  Australia  Malta 1–4  India
Place Seed Team Games Frames Frames won Frames lost Difference Points
1 2  Wales 5 25 21 4 +17 21
2 7  China B 5 25 19 6 +13 19
3 22  India 5 25 10 15 −6 10
4 21  Malta 5 25 9 15 −6 9
5 20   Switzerland 5 25 8 17 −9 8
18  Australia 5 25 8 17 −9 8

Knock-out stage[edit]

Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
(29 June 2019)
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
(30 June 2019)
Final
Best of 7 frames
(30 June 2019)
         
A1  China A (1) 4
B2  Hong Kong (15) 0
A1  China A (1) 1
C2  Scotland (3) 4
D1  Wales (2) 3
C2  Scotland (3) 4
C2  Scotland (3) 4
D2  China B (7) 0
B1  England (5) 4
A2  Thailand (8) 3
B1  England (5) 3
D2  China B (7) 4
C1  Belgium (6) 2
D2  China B (7) 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Belgium Jan Scheers
Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi, China China, 30 June 2019.
John Higgins
Stephen Maguire
 Scotland (3)
4–0 Zhou Yuelong
Liang Wenbo
 China B (7)
58–38, 71–0, 60–45, 55–33
45 Highest break 45
0 Century breaks 0
0 50+ breaks 0

Century breaks[edit]

There were 17 century breaks made in the tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 World Cup". Snooker.org. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

External links[edit]