World Cup of Pool

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World Cup of Pool
Tournament information
SportNine-ball pool
Established2006
Number of
tournaments
13
FormatDoubles team, Single-elimination
Current champion
 Austria
Mario He / Albin Ouschan
Most recent tournament
2019 World Cup of Pool

The World Cup of Pool is the international annual single-elimination tournament for doubles teams in nine-ball pool competition. The event has been dominated both 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 Sport and used to be sponsored by PartyPoker.com. The 2014 event was sponsored by Betway.[2] The 2015 event was sponsored by Dafabet.[3]

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 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).[4]

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
(Nguyen Thanh Nam / Luong)
2007
Details
 Netherlands (Rotterdam) China
China

(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
11–10 Finland
Finland
(Immonen / Juva)
Japan
Japan
(Satoshi Kawabata / Naoyuki 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
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
2009
Details
 Philippines (Quezon City) Philippines
Philippines

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

(Souquet / Hohmann)
10–4 Thailand
Thailand
(Kanjanasri / Palajin)
South Korea
Korea
(Lee Gun-jae / Hwang Young)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Ko 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
(Han En Hsu / Hsin Ting 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
(Ko 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

(Ko Pin-yi / Chang 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
(Wu Jia-qing / Dang Jinhu)
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Chang Yu-lung)
2018
Details
 China (Shanghai) China
China

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

(He / Ouschan)
11–3 Philippines
Philippines
(Biado / de Luna)
Netherlands
Netherlands
(Bijsterbosch / Feijen)
Spain
Spain
(Alcaide / Sanchez)

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  England 1 (2014) 2 (2008, 2015) 1 (2015) 4
 United States 1 (2008) 2 (2006, 2017) 1 (2012) 4
6  Finland 1 (2012) 1 (2007) 2 (2013, 2014) 4
 Germany 1 (2011) 1 (2009) 2 (2006, 2010) 4
8  Chinese Taipei 1 (2015) 6 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018) 7
9  Netherlands 2 (2013, 2014) 1 (2019) 3
10  Thailand 1 (2011) 1
 Poland 1 (2012) 1
12  Japan 2 (2007, 2015) 2
13  Vietnam 1 (2006) 1
 Canada 1 (2007) 1
South Korea Korea 1 (2011) 1
Spain Spain 1 (2019) 1
Total 13 13 26 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup of Pool - Matchroom Pool". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "Betway World Cup of Pool 2014". www.azbilliards.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  3. ^ "Dafabet World Cup of Pool 2015". www.azbilliards.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  4. ^ "World Cup of Pool". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

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