List of WPA World Nine-ball champions

The World Nine-ball Championships are held annually, and are sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. The event was first held in 1990, won by Earl Strickland. Events have been held for boys, women and the main world championships since this time, with a girl's tournament being created in 2004. In 2013, the men's championship was changed from being inclusive for all[a] to a men's only event. In 1999, two men's tournaments were held, with one being run by the World Pool Association, held in Spain, and the other not recognised, held in Wales known as the 1999 World Professional Pool Championship.[1] However, both events were later recognised as official world championships for the year of 1999.[2]

Men's championsEdit

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Year Dates Location Winner Runner-up Final score
1990 Bergheim, Germany   Earl Strickland   Jeff Carter
1991 Las Vegas, United States   Earl Strickland (2)   Nick Varner 9–7
1992 Taipei, Taiwan   Johnny Archer   Bobby Hunter 13-12
1993 Königswinter, Germany   Chao Fong-pang   Thomas Hasch
1994 Chicago, United States   Okumura Takeshi   Yasunari Itsuzaki
1995 Taipei, Taiwan   Oliver Ortmann   Dallas West
1996 Borlänge, Sweden   Ralf Souquet   Tom Storm 11–1
1997 Chicago, United States   Johnny Archer (2)   Kun-Fang Lee 9-3
1998 Taipei, Taiwan   Takahashi Kunihiko   Johnny Archer 13-3
1999 (A) July 18–26 Cardiff, Wales   Efren Reyes   Chang Hao-ping 17–8
1999 (B) December 5–12 Alicante, Spain   Nick Varner   Jeremy Jones 13–8
2000 July 1–9 Cardiff, Wales   Chao Fong-pang (2)   Ismael Paez 17–6
2001 July 14–22   Mika Immonen   Ralf Souquet 17–10
2002 July 13–21   Earl Strickland (3)   Francisco Bustamante 17–15
2003 July 12–20   Thorsten Hohmann   Alex Pagulayan 17–10
2004 July 10–18 Taipei, Taiwan   Alex Pagulayan   Chang Pei-wei 17–13
2005 July 2–10 Kaohsiung, Taiwan   Wu Chia-ching   Kuo Po-cheng 17–16
2006 November 4–12 Pasay, Philippines   Ronato Alcano   Ralf Souquet 17–11
2007 November 3–11 Quezon City, Philippines   Daryl Peach   Roberto Gomez 17–15
2008
Not held
2009
2010 June 29 – July 5 Doha, Qatar   Francisco Bustamante   Kuo Po-cheng 13–7
2011 June 25 – July 1   Yukio Akakariyama   Ronato Alcano 13–11
2012 June 22–29   Darren Appleton   Li He-wen 13–12
2013 September 2–13   Thorsten Hohmann (2)   Antonio Gabica 13–7
2014 June 16–27   Niels Feijen   Albin Ouschan 13–10
2015 September 7–18   Ko Pin-yi   Shane Van Boening 13–11
2016 August 1–4   Albin Ouschan   Shane Van Boening 13–6
2017 December 5–14   Carlo Biado   Roland Garcia 13–5
2018 December 10–20   Joshua Filler   Carlo Biado 13–10
2019 December 13–17   Fedor Gorst   Chang Jung-Lin 13–11

Women's championsEdit

Year Dates Location Winner Runner-up
1990 Bergheim, Germany   Robin Bell   Loree Jon Jones
1991 Las Vegas, United States   Robin Bell (2)   Joann Mason Parker
1992 Taipei, Taiwan   Franziska Stark   Vivian Villarreal
1993 Königswinter, Germany   Loree Jon Jones   Jeanette Lee
1994 Chicago, United States   Ewa Laurance   Jeanette Lee
1995 Taipei, Taiwan   Gerda Hofstatter   Vivian Villarreal
1996 Borlänge, Sweden   Allison Fisher   Jeanette Lee
1997 Chicago, United States   Allison Fisher (2)   Jennifer Chen
1998 Taipei, Taiwan   Allison Fisher (3)   Franziska Stark
1999 December 5–12 Alicante, Spain   Liu Hsin-mei   Allison Fisher
2000 November 14–19 Quebec City, Canada   Julie Kelly   Karen Corr
2001 November 17–19 Amagasaki, Japan   Allison Fisher (4)   Karen Corr
2002 July 3–7 Kaohsiung, Taiwan   Liu Hsin-mei (2)   Karen Corr
2003 Not held
2004 December 8–11 Rankweil, Austria   Kim Ga-young   Liu Hsin-mei
2005 Not held
2006 March 1–5 Taipei, Taiwan   Kim Ga-young (2)   Liu Hsin-mei
2007 April 5–8 Taoyuan, Taiwan   Pan Xiaoting   Rubilen Amit
2008 March 30 – April 7 Taipei, Taiwan   Lin Yuan-chun   Kim Ga-young
2009 November 16–22 Shenyang, China   Liu Shasha   Karen Corr
2010 August 27–29 Shenyang, China   Fu Xiaofang   Allison Fisher
2011 September 19–25 Shenyang, China   Bi Zhu Qing   Chen Siming
2012 June 18–21 Shenyang, China   Kelly Fisher   Fu Xiaofang
2013 August 6–12 Shenyang, China   Han Yu   Lin Yuan-chun
2014 October 13–18 Guilin, China   Liu Shasha (2)   Chen Siming
2015 November 2–8[4] Guilin, China   Liu Shasha (3)   Jasmin Ouschan
2016 December 10–16[5] Emeishan City, China   Han Yu (2)   Chihiro Kawahara
2017 November 8–11[6] Chengmai County, China   Chen Siming   Pan Xiaoting
2018 December 3–9[7] Sanya, China   Han Yu (3)   Wang Xiaotong
2019 December 16–19[8] Sanya, China   Kelly Fisher (2)   Jasmin Ouschan

Junior championsEdit

The first Junior Championships played since 1992 for boys, and a girls' division played since 2004.[9]

BoysEdit

Year Dates Location Winner Runner-up
1992 ?   Hsia Hui-kai ?
1993 ?   Hsia Hui-kai (2) ?
1994 ?   Jørn Kjølaas ?
1995 ?   Huang Kung-chang ?
1996 ?   Huang Kung-chang (2) ?
1997 ?   Christian Goteman ?
1998 ?   Lu Hui-chan ?
1999 December 5–12 Alicante, Spain   Lu Hui-chan (2)   John Vassalos
2000 November 14–19 Quebec City, Canada   Dimitri Jungo   Brian Naithani
2001 November 17–19 Amagasaki, Japan   Brian Naithani   Chang Jung-ling
2002 July 3–7 Kaohsiung, Taiwan   Chen Ying-chieh   Shane Hennen
2003 November 18–23 Willingen, Germany   Vilmos Földes   Chang Jung-ling
2004 November 1–5 Adelaide, Australia   Wu Yu-lun   Wu Chia-ching
2005 September 20–25 Velden, Austria   Wu Yu-lun (2)   Hayato Hijikata
2006 November 13–17 Sydney, Australia   Wu Yu-lun (3)   Ko Pin-yi
2007   Ko Pin-yi
2008   Ko Pin-yi
2009   Ruslan Chinakhov
2010 Reno, United States   Francisco Sánchez Ruiz   Jesse Engel
2011 Kielce, Poland   Marek Kudlik   Konrad Piekarski
2012 Germany   Liu Cheng-chieh   Tobias Bongers
2013 December 9–12 Johannesburg, South Africa   Ko Ping-chung   Sebastian Batkowski
2014 November 15–18 Shanghai, China   Aloysius Yapp   Hsu Jui-an
2015 November 14–17 Shanghai, China   Long Ze Huang   Maksim Dudanets
2016 November 17–20 Shanghai, China   Xiao Huai Zheng   Enkhbold Temuujin
2017 Oct. 30 – Nov 2 Moscow, Russia   Fedor Gorst   Enkhbold Temuujin
2018 Oct. 31 – Nov 3 Moscow, Russia   Yip Kin-ling   Robbie Capito
2019 November 21–23 Nicosia, Cyprus   Jonás Souto   Sanjin Pehlivanovic

GirlsEdit

Year Dates Location Winner Runner-up
2004 November 1–5 Adelaide, Australia   Zhou Meng-meng   Jasmin Ouschan
2005 September 20–25 Velden, Austria   Jasmin Ouschan   Helen Athanasiou
2006 November 13–17 Sydney, Australia   Mary Rakin   Anna Kostanian
2007 December 3–7 Willingen, Germany   Mary Rakin   Tina Bühnen
2008 December 1–3 Reno, United States   Brittany Bryant   Konischi Samia
2009 November 4–7 Managua, Nicaragua   Keng Chun-lin   Anja Wagner
2010 November 29 – December 1 Reno, United States   Brittany Bryant   Briana Miller
2011 August 31 – September 4 Kielce, Poland   Oliwia Czupryńska   Anastasia Nechaeva
2012 December 4–7 Willingen, Germany   Kamila Khodjaeva   Oliwia Czupryńska
2013 December 9–12 Johannesburg, South Africa   Natasha Seroshtan   Yuki Hiraguchi
2014 November 15–18 Shanghai, China   Liu Yu Chen   Kamila Khodjaeva
2015 November 14–17 Shanghai, China   Chezka Centeno   Xia Yu Ying
2016 November 17–20 Shanghai, China   Chen Chia-hua   Tsai Pei-chun
2017 Oct. 30 – Nov 2 Moscow, Russia   Kristina Tkach   Lee Woo-jin
2018 Oct. 31 – Nov 3 Moscow, Russia   Chen Chia-hua   Seo Seoa
2019 November 21–23 Nicosia, Cyprus   Lu Yi-hsuan   Tamami Okuda

Wheelchair championsEdit

Year Dates Location Winner Runner-up
1999 Christchurch, New Zealand   Bob Calderon   Mark Jones
2000 May 28 – June 4 Waregem, Belgium   Fred Dinsmore   Tankred Volkmer
2002 September 24–28 Decatur, Alabama, United States   Jouni Tähti   Henrik Larsson
2003 October 28–31 Christchurch, New Zealand   Henrik Larsson   Takahiro Terada
2014 November 20–23 Turku, Finland   Henrik Larsson   Matt Duffy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Under 18s and Women were previously allowed to enter the competition
  1. ^ "World Pool Championships – Men's 9-Ball". csns.ca. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Table No. 1: Efren "The Magician" Reyes". Bata Bar & Billiards. Retrieved August 9, 2018. This tournament was not recognized at the time by the WPA, but Reyes was later retrospectively acknowledged as the winner of one of two world championships held in 1999. Nick Varner won the “official” world title. The two tournaments were merged for the following year, with both men listed as the champion for 1999.
  3. ^ "World 9-Ball Championship". azbilliards.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Womens World 9-Ball Championship – Final
  6. ^ Womens World 9-Ball Championship
  7. ^ Womens World 9-Ball Championship
  8. ^ Womens World 9-Ball Championship
  9. ^ World Pool-Billiard Association

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