Niels Feijen

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Niels Feijen
Niels Feijen at the Mosconi Cup in 2008
Niels Feijen at the Mosconi Cup in 2008.
Born (1977-02-03) 3 February 1977 (age 41)
The Hague, Netherlands
Sport country Netherlands
Nickname"The Terminator"
Professional2001
Pool games9-ball
Tournament wins
World Champion9-Ball (2014), Straight Pool (2008)
WPA Ranking info
Current ranking3[1]
Highest ranking1

Niels Feijen (born 3 February 1977, The Hague) is a professional pool player, from the Hague, Netherlands. His nickname is "the Terminator". In 2014 he won the WPA World 9-ball championship.[2][3]

Career[edit]

In 2001, Feijen reached the finals of a nine-ball tournament in Tokyo, Japan. The event had a field of more than 700 players and offered the largest prize money at that time. However, he lost to Efren Reyes.[4] In 2004, he won the inaugural Skins Billiards Championship with prize money of US$42,500.[5] Feijen has won the European straight pool championship five times.[6] In 2005 he was the winner of the Big Apple Nine-ball Classic, held in Queens, New York, an event with 128 of the world's best players. He represented Europe in the 2001, 2004-5, 2007-9 and 2011-16 Mosconi Cup events.

Feijen won the 2007 $50,000 winner-take-all International Challenge of Champions by defeating Lee Van Corteza.[7] In 2008, Feijen won the World Straight Pool Championship with a victory over Francisco Bustamante in the finals.[8] On 5 October 2008, he received the 3rd prize of $25,000 in the inaugural WPA World Ten-ball Championship.[9][10]

In 2010, Feijen reached the finals of the WPA World Eight-ball Championship but ended up in 2nd place losing to Karl Boyes of Great Britain.[11] He would reach the finals of that same tournament again the next year, and was defeated by Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines.[12] 2014 has been the best year so far for Feijen, who won the European Straight Pool Championship, the European 9-ball Championship and the 2014 WPA World Nine-ball Championship.[13] In 2015 he was voted Most Valuable Player of the Mosconi Cup for the fourth time in the last five years.[14]

Major results[edit]

Tournament victories in bold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking - WPA Pool". WPA Pool. Archived from the original on 16 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ "insidepoolmag.com, Niels Feijen". Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2008.
  3. ^ "insidepoolmag.com, Finals at World 10-Ball Championship Set". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2008.
  4. ^ "REYES POCKETS POOL'S BIGGEST PAYOUT". Billiards Digest. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  5. ^ "By the Skins of His Teeth: Feijen Wins $42,500 at Skins Event Debut". AZ Billiards. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Sports 123: Pool: European Championship: Men: 14.1". Sports123. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  7. ^ "Feijen Beats Corteza, Wins US$50,000 in International Challenge of Champions". AZ Billiards. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  8. ^ "Feijen is Predator World 14.1 Straight Pool Champion". Inside Pool Magazine. 30 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2 September 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2008.
  9. ^ billiardsdigest.com Archived 7 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine "Rule, Britannia! Appleton Wins World 10-Ball Championship"
  10. ^ sports.inquirer.net Archived 20 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine, "Appleton Nips Wu for Title; Pulpul 4th"
  11. ^ Jerry Forsyth (10 April 2010). "World 8-Ball Finals". AzBilliards.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
  12. ^ WPA Staff (26 February 2011). "Orcullo Wins". AzBilliards.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  13. ^ Ted Lerner (27 June 2014). "The terminator snaps it off". World Poll Billiard Association. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Europe have won the Mosconi Cup for the sixth time in a row". Sky Sports. 11 December 2015. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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