Joshua Filler

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Joshua Filler
Born (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 21)
Bönen, Germany
Sport country GER
NicknameJoshi, The Killer[1]
Professional2014
Pool games9-Ball, 10-Ball
Best finishWinner
Tournament wins
World Champion9 ball (2018)
Ranking info
Current WPA ranking 1 (as of 7 February 2019[needs update])
Current Euro Tour ranking 2 (as of 17 June 2019)
Highest WPA ranking1[2]

Joshua Filler (born 2 October 1997) is a German pool player from Bönen, Germany. In 2018 Filler defeated Carlo Biado 13-10 to win the 2018 WPA World Nine-ball Championship. The same year he was the youngest player to win the China Open and 2018 10-ball European Pool Championships.

Filler has also represented Europe in the Mosconi Cup, winning the MVP award at the 2017 Mosconi Cup.

Career[edit]

Filler started to play billiards at the age of seven, competing at a national level by 2007 (age 10).[3][4] In 2017, Filler made his debut at the Mosconi Cup, representing Europe. He became the youngest player to do so in history, at 20 years of age, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan's record (21 years of age).[5][6] The following year, he would win the China Open 9-ball tournament,[7][8] and the ten-ball European Pool Championships.[9]

Later, in 2018, Filler would win his first world championship. Filler would defeat the defending champion Carlo Biado in the final of the 2018 WPA World Nine-ball Championship to win the event.[10][11][12] Filler had also won a bronze medal at the European Pool Championships earlier that season.[13][14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Filler is married to fellow German pool player Pia Filler.

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joshua "The Killer" Filler - Predator Cues". Predator Cues. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Ranking - WPA Pool". WPA Pool. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ ecki. "Joshua Filler schreibt Geschichte". derwesten.de. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Fast erfolgreiches Jahr". www.wa.de. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Van den Berg and Filler complete automatic picks - Matchroom Pool". Matchroom Pool. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  6. ^ Krause, Jörg (30 October 2017). "Joshua Filler bricht den Rekord von Snooker-Legende Ronnie O'Sullivan". RN. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  7. ^ ""This is all just insane!" - Filler wins China Open". Taiwanese Passion for Pool|Alison Chang (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Filler breaks through in China to go top - Matchroom Pool". Matchroom Pool. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Filler Surges Early Then Hangs On To Win Rasson Title". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Filler Wins A Thriller In Doha". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  11. ^ News, ABS-CBN (20 December 2018). "Billiards: Carlo Biado bows to German foe in World 9-Ball Championship". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on 23 December 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Filler Wins A thriller in Doha". Taiwanese Passion for Pool|Alison Chang (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Final medals awarded at Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships 2018". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 24 December 2018. Dynamic Billard European Pool Championships 2018
  14. ^ "US Pool Billiard Player Profile of Joshua FILLER - Kozoom". kozoom.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Filler Surges Early Then Hangs on to Win Rasson Title – World Pool Series". worldpoolseries.com. Archived from the original on 25 August 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

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