2018 World Pool Masters

The 2018 World Pool Masters, also known as World Pool Masters XXV, was a nine-ball pool tournament that took place in Gibraltar between 2–4 March 2018. It was the 25th edition of the invitational tournament organised by Matchroom Sport.[1]

World Pool Masters XXV
Tournament information
Dates2–4 March 2018
VenueTercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium
CityGibraltar
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatInvitational event
Total prize fund$80,000
Winner's share$20,000
Final
ChampionNetherlands Niels Feijen
Runner-upUnited States Shane Van Boening
Score8–4
2017
2019

Dutchman Niels Feijen defeated Shane Van Boening of the United States in the final to win the title for the second time in his career.[2]

Tournament prize moneyEdit

Prize money[citation needed]
Winner 20.000 US$
Runner-up 10.000 US$
Semi-finalist 5.000 US$
Quarter-finalist 4.000 US$
First round loser 3.000 US$
Total 80.000 US$

PlayersEdit

16 players took part in the tournament, including 12 former champions. Two other former champions – Tony Drago and Francisco Bustamante – had been scheduled to take part, but withdrew before the start of the competition and were replaced by Karl Boyes and Joshua Filler.[3][4] Spain's David Alcaide defended the title he won in 2017, but was defeated in the first round by Karl Boyes.[5][6]

TournamentEdit

SeedsEdit

China's Wu Jiaqing withdrew prior to the start of the competition, and was replaced in the draw by England's Chris Melling.

  1.   David Alcaide (First round)
  2.   Jayson Shaw (Semifinals)
  3.   Shane Van Boening (Final)
  4.   Wu Jiaqing (Withdrew)
  5.   Niels Feijen (Champion)
  6.   Darren Appleton (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Alex Pagulayan (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Ralf Souquet (Quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was made on 30 January.[7]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
            
1   David Alcaide 3
  Karl Boyes 8
  Karl Boyes 8
8   Ralf Souquet 7
8   Ralf Souquet 8
  Karol Skowerski 4
  Karl Boyes 3
5   Niels Feijen 8
5   Niels Feijen 8
  Raj Hundal 2
5   Niels Feijen 8
  Dennis Orcollo 6
    Chris Melling 3
  Dennis Orcollo 8
5   Niels Feijen 8
3   Shane Van Boening 4
3   Shane Van Boening 8
  Daryl Peach 2
3   Shane Van Boening 8
6   Darren Appleton 4
6   Darren Appleton 8
  Earl Strickland 6
3   Shane Van Boening 8
2   Jayson Shaw 3
7   Alex Pagulayan 8
  Alex Lely 4
7   Alex Pagulayan 5
2   Jayson Shaw 8
2   Jayson Shaw 8
  Joshua Filler 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Pool Masters returns to Gibraltar". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ "World Pool Masters: Niels Feijen wins title for second time in his career". Sky Sports. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Shaw & Wu complete Masters 16". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Filler and Boyes join MansionBet Masters". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  5. ^ "David Alcaide wins World Pool Masters in Gibraltar". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Wins for Souquet, Boyes and Feijen as defending champ goes out". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Draw made for World Pool Masters XXV". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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