2001 WPA World Nine-ball Championship

The WPA World 9-Ball Championship 2001 was the 12th edition of the WPA World Championship for 9-Ball Pool. It took place from July 14 to 22, 2001 in Cardiff, Wales.[1]

WPA World 9-Ball Championship 2001
Tournament information
Sport9-ball
LocationCardiff, Wales[1]
DatesJuly 14, 2001–July 22, 2001[1]
Tournament
format(s)
Round robin / Single Elimination
Host(s)WPA World Nine-ball Championship
Participants128
Final positions
ChampionFinland Mika Immonen
Runner-upGermany Ralf Souquet
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Mika Immonen won the event, defeating German Ralf Souquet in the final, winning 17–10.[2]

FormatEdit

The 128 participating players were divided into 16 groups, in which they competed in round robin mode against each other. The top four players in each group qualified for the final round played in the knockout system.[3]

Prize moneyEdit

The event's prize money stayed similar to that of the previous years, with winner Mika Immonen winning $65,000.[4]

Position Prize
First Place (Champion) $65,000
Second Place (Runner-Up) $30,000
Third Place (Semi-finalist $17,500
Fifth place (quarter finalist) $8,500
Ninth place (loser in round of 16) $4,000
Seventeenth place (loser in round of 32) $2,000
Thirty Third (loser in round of 64) $1,500
Sixty Fifth place (Fifth or sixth in round robin group) $1,000
Eighty First place (Seventh place in round robin group) $500

Preliminary roundEdit

The following 64 players dropped out in the group stage:[5]

5. Place 6. Place 7. Place 8. Place
Group 1:   Tom Storm   Fabio Luersen [de]   Apostolis Alexandris [de]   Andy Battams [de]
Group 2:   Jorge de Souza   Pan Shen-ping [de]   Ivica Putnik [de]   Vegar Kristiansen [de]
Group 3:   Evangelos Vettas [de]   Patrick Ooi [de]   Lou Condo [de]   Andrew Richardson (pool player) [de]
Group 4:   Kunihiko Takahashi   Dan Basavich [de]   Dino Nair [de]   Diego Pedro Simon [de]
Group 5:   Pawel Rogalski [de]   Evgeny Stalev   Daniel Dutz [de]   Aki Heiskanen [de]
Group 6:   Rodolfo Luat   Park Shin-young [de]   Paul Davies [de]   Bill Stephen
Group 7:   Warren Kiamco   Joe Johnson   Gerry Watson [de]   Bruce Anderson (pool player) [de]
Group 8:   Rob McKenna   Raymond Hauge [de]   George SanSouci   Athanasios Vrakas [de]
Group 9:   Jeong Young-hwa [de]   Adsushi Shiraiwa [de]   Kasper Thygesen [de]   Brent Wells [de]
Group 10:   Jan Dulst [de]   Ross McInnes [pl]   Kiyotaka Ohashi [de]   Robert Pleiner [de]
Group 11:   Kenichi Uchigaki [de]   Mark Selby   Jimmy Hendry [de]   Juan Silva [de]
Group 12:   Jon Kucharo [de]   Niklas Bergendorff [de]   Akikumo Tashikawa [de]   Mark Williams
Group 13:   Kang Chin-ching [de]   Imran Majid   Vincent Facquet [de]   Manuel Chau [de]
Group 14:   Thomas Engert   Peter Nielsen [de]   Dominic Dale   Warren King (pool player) [de]
Group 15:   Surathep Phoochalam [de]   Luc Salvas   Lee Jang-su [de]   Paul Smith [de]
Group 16:   Rico Diks [de]   Dee Adkins [de]   Matjaž Erčulj [de]   Arnold van Staden [de]

Final roundEdit

[3]

Round of 64 Round of 32 Last 16 Quarter final Semifinal Final
            
  Ralf Souquet 9
  Marc Holtz [de] 7
  Ralf Souquet 9
  Takashi Toda [de] 8
  Takashi Toda [de] 9
  Christian Reimering 3
  Ralf Souquet 11
  Yang Ching-shun 3
  Yang Ching-shun 9
  Dodong Alwi [de] 2
  Yang Ching-shun 9
  Kevin Smith [de] 6
  Kevin Smith [de] 9
  Jorge Llanos [de] 2
  Ralf Souquet 11
  Marcus Chamat 1
  Marcus Chamat 9
  Paul Potier 3
  Marcus Chamat 9
  Lukas Krenek [de] 1
  Lukas Krenek [de] 9
  Nick van den Berg 8
  Marcus Chamat 11
  Andreas Roschkowsky [de] 9
  Earl Strickland 9
  Ramil Gallego 8
  Earl Strickland 7
  Andreas Roschkowsky [de] 9
  Andreas Roschkowsky [de] 9
  Hsia Hui-kai [de] 4
  Ralf Souquet 11
  Lai Chia-hsiung [de] 2
  Dimitri Jungo [de] 9
  Ismael Páez 7
  Dimitri Jungo [de] 3
  David Alcaide 9
  David Alcaide 9
  Alex Lely 7
  David Alcaide 9
  Jeremy Jones 11
  Jeremy Jones 9
  Steve Knight 1
  Jeremy Jones 9
  Troy Frank [de] 4
  Troy Frank [de] 9
  Phil Harrison 5
  Jeremy Jones 3
  Lai Chia-hsiung [de] 11
  Oliver Ortmann 9
  Allen Hopkins 3
  Oliver Ortmann 8
  Antonio Lining 9
  Antonio Lining 9
  Hishashi Yamamoto [de] 8
  Antonio Lining 7
  Lai Chia-hsiung [de] 11
  Lai Chia-hsiung [de] 9
  Michael Schmidt 8
  Lai Chia-hsiung [de] 9
  Johnny Archer 4
  Johnny Archer 9
  Fabio Petroni 6
  Ralf Souquet 10
  Mika Immonen 17
  Ralph Eckert [de] 9
  Kim Davenport 8
  Ralph Eckert [de] 9
  Thorsten Hohmann 8
  Thorsten Hohmann 9
  Alex Pagulayan 8
  Ralph Eckert [de] 6
  Niels Feijen 11
  Niels Feijen 9
  Quinten Hann 7
  Niels Feijen 9
  Efren Reyes 5
  Efren Reyes 9
  Tiong Boon Tan [de] 3
  Niels Feijen 7
  Mika Immonen 11
  Mika Immonen 9
  Corey Deuel 3
  Mika Immonen 9
  Tony Drago 1
  Tony Drago 9
  Francisco Bustamante 6
  Mika Immonen 11
  Anthony Ginn [de] 2
  Gary Ponting 9
  Radosław Babica 7
  Gary Ponting 3
  Anthony Ginn [de] 9
  Anthony Ginn [de] 9
  Chao Fong-pang 8
  Mika Immonen 11
  Alain Martel [de] 7
  Chang Hao-ping [de] 9
  Robby Suarly [de] 6
  Chang Hao-ping [de] 8
  Alain Martel [de] 9
  Alain Martel [de] 9
  Tommy Donlon [de] 5
  Alain Martel [de] 11
  Chris Melling 9
  Steve Davis 9
  Jimmy White 2
  Steve Davis 8
  Chris Melling 9
  Chris Melling 9
  Sandor Tot 8
  Alain Martel [de] 11
  Leonardo Andam 9
  Leonardo Andam 9
  Johl Younger [de] 5
  Leonardo Andam 9
  Satoshi Kawabata [de] 6
  Satoshi Kawabata [de] 9
  Ernesto Domínguez 4
  Leonardo Andam 11
  Charlie Williams 9
  Charlie Williams 9
  Daryl Peach 7
  Charlie Williams 9
  Lee Tucker [de] 8
  Lee Tucker [de] 9
  John Horsfall [de] 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Admiral WPA World Pool Championship 2001". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Immonen Takes World Crown". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "2001 WPA World Pool Championship" (PDF). csns.ca. Cue Sports Nova. July 18, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Admiral WPA World Pool Championship 2001". azbilliards.com. Archived from the original on July 26, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "2001 WPA World Pool Championship" (PDF). csns.ca. Cue Sports Nova Scotia. Archived from the original (PDF; 101 KB) on September 23, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.

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