World Cup of Pool

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World Cup of Pool
SportNine-ball pool
Founded2006
Inaugural season2006
Most recent
champion(s)
 Spain (1st title)
David Alcaide / Francisco Sánchez Ruíz
(2022)
Tournament formatDoubles team, Single-elimination

The World Cup of Pool is an annual international single-elimination tournament for doubles teams in nine-ball pool competition. The event has been dominated by the Philippines and China, with both nations winning the event on three occasions.

History[edit]

The tournament is held annually, at various locations, and was first held in 2006 in Newport, Wales.[1] The tournament is hosted by Matchroom Pool.

Format[edit]

There are usually 32 participating teams, representing 31 nations (the host nation is represented by two teams, A and B) composed of two players each. The participating nations do not have to go through a qualifying tournament in order to join, as they are selected by the organizers. Sixteen teams are seeded; they will face the unseeded teams at the first round.

The individual matches are scotch doubles with alternating break, which are races to seven racks for Round 1 and 2, nine racks for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and eleven for the final. The rules used are World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Standardized Rules for nine-ball, modified for scotch doubles play (players on a team alternate shots; no one shoots twice in a row, unless being asked to play again after pushing out).[2]

Results[edit]

Year Host Final Semi-finalists
Winner Score Runner-up
2006
Details
 Wales (Newport) Philippines
Philippines

(Reyes / Bustamante)
13–5 United States
United States
(Strickland / Morris)
Germany
Germany
(Engert / Ortmann)
Vietnam
Vietnam
(Nam / Luong)
2007
Details
 Netherlands (Rotterdam) China
China

(He-wen / Jian-bo)
11–10 Finland
Finland
(Immonen / Juva)
Japan
Japan
(Kawabata / Oi)
Canada
Canada
(Martel / Montal)
2008
Details
 Netherlands (Rotterdam) United States
United States

(Morris / Van Boening)
11–7 England
England
(Peach / Gray)
Philippines
Philippines
(Bustamante / Orcollo)
China
China
(He-wen / Jin-bo)
2009
Details
 Philippines (Quezon City) Philippines
Philippines

(Reyes / Bustamante)
11–9 Germany
Germany
(Souquet / Hohmann)
China
China
(He-wen / Jian Bo)
Philippines
Philippines
(Alcano / Orcollo)
2010
Details
 Philippines (Manila) China
China
(He-wen / Jian-bo)
10–5 Philippines
Philippines
(Orcollo / Gomez)
Germany
Germany
(Souquet / Ortmann)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Pin-yi / Jung-lin)
2011
Details
 Philippines (Quezon City) Germany
Germany

(Souquet / Hohmann)
10–4 Thailand
Thailand
(Kanjanasri / Palajin)
South Korea
Korea
(Gun-jae / Young)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Pin-yi / Ping-chung)
2012
Details
 Philippines (Manila) Finland
Finland

(Immonen / Makkonen)
10–8 Poland
Poland
(Skowerski / Szewcyk)
United States
United States
(Van Boening / Morris)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Hsu / Chen)
2013
Details
 England (London) Philippines
Philippines

(Orcollo / Corteza)
10–8 Netherlands
Netherlands
(Feijen / van den Berg)
Finland
Finland
(Immonen / Makkonen)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Pin-yi / Jung-lin)
2014
Details
 England (Portsmouth) England
England

(Appleton / Boyes)
10–9 Netherlands
Netherlands
(Feijen / van den Berg)
Finland
Finland
(Immonen / Makkonen)
Austria
Austria
(Ouschan / He)
2015
Details
 England (London) Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei

(Pin-yi / Yu-lung)
10–8 England
England
(Gray / Peach)
Japan
Japan
(Oi / Kuribayashi)
England
England
(Appleton / Boyes)
2017
Details
 England (London) Austria
Austria

(He / Ouschan)
10–6 United States
United States
(Van Boening / Woodward)
China
China
(Jia-qing / Jinhu)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Pin-yi / Yu-lung)
2018
Details
 China (Shanghai) China
China

(Jia-qing / Haitao)
10–3 Austria
Austria
(He / Ouschan)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Jung-lin / Yu-hsuan)
China
China
(Kong / Wang)
2019
Details
 England (Leicester) Austria
Austria

(He / Ouschan)
11–3 Philippines
Philippines
(Biado / de Luna)
Netherlands
Netherlands
(Bijsterbosch / Feijen)
Spain
Spain
(Alcaide / Sánchez Ruíz)
2021
Details
 England (Milton Keynes) Germany
Germany

(Filler / Reintjes)
11–7 United Kingdom
Great Britain
(Appleton / Boyes)
Estonia
Estonia
(Grabe / Magi)
Slovakia
Slovakia
(Koniar / Polách)
2022
Details
 England (Brentwood) Spain
Spain

(Alcaide / Sánchez Ruíz)
11–6 Singapore
Singapore
(Yapp / Lian Han)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Pin-yi / Ping-chung)
United States
United States
(Van Boening / Woodward)

Statistics[edit]

Best performances by nation (as of 2019). Not shown is Great Britain (Quarterfinals in 2019). The home nations of the United Kingdom competed separately in other editions.

Performances by nation[edit]

# Country Winners Runners-up Semi-finalists Top 4
1  Philippines 3 (2006, 2009, 2013) 2 (2010, 2019) 2 (2008, 2009) 7
2  China 3 (2007, 2010, 2018) 4 (2008, 2009, 2017, 2018) 7
3  Austria 2 (2017, 2019) 1 (2018) 1 (2014) 4
4  Germany 2 (2011, 2021) 1 (2009) 2 (2006, 2010) 5
5  Great Britain^ 1 (2014) 3 (2008, 2015, 2021) 1 (2015) 5
6  United States 1 (2008) 2 (2006, 2017) 2 (2012, 2022) 5
7  Finland 1 (2012) 1 (2007) 2 (2013, 2014) 4
8  Chinese Taipei 1 (2015) 7 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
2017, 2018, 2022)
8
9 Spain Spain 1 (2022) 1 (2019) 2
10  Netherlands 2 (2013, 2014) 1 (2019) 3
11  Thailand 1 (2011) 1
 Poland 1 (2012) 1
 Singapore 1 (2022) 1
12  Japan 2 (2007, 2015) 2
13  Vietnam 1 (2006) 1
 Canada 1 (2007) 1
South Korea Korea 1 (2011) 1
Estonia Estonia 1 (2021) 1
Slovakia Slovakia 1 (2021) 1
Total 15 15 30 60

^ = Results include England from 2006 to 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup of Pool - Matchroom Pool". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "World Cup of Pool". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

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