World Pool Masters Tournament

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The World Pool Masters Tournament (or World Pool Masters for short) is an annual international nine-ball tournament. Formerly, it was called the European Pool Masters[1] until players from other parts of the globe were invited.


Throughout much of its history, the tournament has been featuring sixteen world-class pool players, competing in single-elimination format. By 2010, the number of players was doubled to 32. The first round of the event was played in double elimination with the second round in single-elimination.[2]

In 2011 the tournament reverted to the original 16-player single elimination format, with each match a race-to-8, winner breaks. The 2011 edition was held in SM North EDSA Mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Ralf Souquet of Germany won the said tournament for the record-setting sixth time, beating defending champion Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines, 8-5.[3]


Date Winner Nationality
1993 Werner Duregger  Austria
1994 Ralf Souquet  Germany
1995 Daryl Peach  Great Britain
1996 Ralf Souquet (2)  Germany
1997 Earl Strickland  United States
1998 Francisco Bustamante  Philippines
1999 Alex Lely  Netherlands
2000 Ralf Souquet (3)  Germany
2001 Francisco Bustamante (2)  Philippines
2002 Ralf Souquet (4)  Germany
2003 Tony Drago  Malta
2004 Thomas Engert  Germany
2005 Raj Hundal  Great Britain
2006 Ralf Souquet (5)  Germany
2007 Thomas Engert (2)  Germany
2008 Alex Pagulayan  Canada
2009 Darren Appleton  Great Britain
2010 Dennis Orcollo  Philippines
2011 Ralf Souquet (6)  Germany
2012 Karol Skowerski  Poland
2013 Niels Feijen  Netherlands
2014 Shane Van Boening  United States
2015 Shane Van Boening (2)  United States
2017 David Alcaide  Spain
2018 Niels Feijen (2)  Netherlands


  1. ^ As said by an announcer in a televised match.
  2. ^ Matchroom Sport (January 28, 2010). "Masters Invites Announced". Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  3. ^ Matchroom Sport (September 5, 2011). "Souquet wins Masters for the sixth time". Retrieved 2011-09-08.

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