Talk:2011 WPA World Nine-ball Championship

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Did you know nominationEdit

The following is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Yoninah (talk) 21:27, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that defending champion Francisco Bustamante was reportedly distracted by a press photographer at the 2011 WPA World Nine-ball Championship? Source: "Great Escapes Into the Sweet Sixteen". Retrieved 10 May 2020. Playing on the TV table, Bustamante looked to be cruising along as he led Setiwan 9-4. In the 14th frame, however, Bustamante was distracted by a press photographer snapping pictures nearby. From there on, the Hall of Famer seemed to lose his composure, and descended into a foul mood, as Setiwan slowly chipped away at the lead. Bustamante managed to get the score line to 10-7, but then made a handful of uncharacteristic mistakes that allowed the Indonesian back in the match. The Filipino great broke in the final rack and prevailed after Setiawan scratched after trying to escape a safety.

5x expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 14:17, 10 May 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall:   Sainsf · (How ya doin'?) 12:54, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

  • There is no real problem with the nomination, but I am curious how this was reported. Like was the distraction observed by the reporters who wrote this, in which case it may be better to add "reportedly" as this need not be a fact. Or was it said by Bustamante himself in an interview or something? Cheers, Sainsf · (How ya doin'?) 12:54, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Sadly I only have the quote from above with the press commenting on it, rather than it being something he said. I'm happy adding reportedly if it's helpful. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:29, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
  • In that case it would be appropriate to add it here as well as in the article text, as it need not be a fact. Cheers, Sainsf · (How ya doin'?) 13:33, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

GA ReviewEdit

This review is transcluded from Talk:2011 WPA World Nine-ball Championship/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: MWright96 (talk · contribs) 19:50, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Shall take on this review as part of the GAN Backlog Drive of April to May 2020. MWright96 (talk) 19:50, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose):   b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):  
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section):   b (citations to reliable sources):   c (OR):  
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects):   b (focused):  
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:  
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:  
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales):   b (appropriate use with suitable captions):  
  7. Overall:


  • The hyphens in the prose should be replaced by en dashes where appropriate
    • Whoops, forgot to run the script before nom. Done Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:57, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Ronnie Alcano and Antonio Lining are overlinked twice


  • "The tournament was the 2011 edition" - how about competition for variety?
  • "of the WPA World Nine-ball Championship, first held in 1990." - which was first held in 1990.


  • "and matches were a races-to-nine racks." - race
  • "The 128 players were split into 16 groups of 8 players," - repetition of the word "players"
  • "The defending champion for the event" - of

Prize fundEdit

  • "The event featured a prize fund of $250,000, with the winner of the event receiving $36,000," - repetition of the word "event"
  • "the same as that of the previous years event." - how about the 2010 tournament?

Double-elimination roundEdit

  • "The previous year's runner-up Kuo Po-cheng" - how about 2010 runner-up instead?
  • "The 1995 champion Oliver Ortmann lost his opening match" - Gulf Times doesn't mention the fact that Ortmann is the 1995 champion
    • I have cited that to another source. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:32, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
      • The book looks awfully like it was self-published because it has has the publisher and much of the content is taken from this site. MWright96 (talk) 12:03, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
        • Oh, I'm not familiar with that. I've changed to a source from WPA. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:29, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • "Shane Van Boening, one of only two Americans on the tournament" - a second comma is missing at the end of this portion of text
  • Also the text in bold of the above sentence should be in the tournament
  • Radosław Babica is overlinked
  • "Winners in the winners' bracket advance" - advanced
  • "while those in the losers' bracket winners will play the winners' bracket losers" - played
  • "on the next day." - the following day.
  • "Wu lead 2–0," - led

Early rounds (last 64-last 16)Edit

  • "The tournament changed to a single elimination tournament from June 29 to July 1." - a reliable source is needed to verify this sentence
  • Francisco Bustamante and Tōru Kuribayashi are overlinked
  • "The Round of 64 was played on the 29th." - June 29 per MOS:DATES
  • "Antonio Gabica led Mika Immonen 4–1 and 10–6 when he scratched in rack 17, when Immonen won the next four racks to go hill-hill." - allowing Immonen to win
  • "In the last 32 played on the 30th," - June 30
  • "with Biado winning the remaining racks to win 11–9." - taking
  • "Also played on the 30th, - same issue as the fourth point
  • Daryl Peach and Shane Van Boening is overlinked
  • "Defending champion Francisco Bustamante had only five minutes between matches," - Bustamante, who had

Later rounds(quarter-finals–final)Edit

  • The subsection should have a space between "rounds" and the opening bracket
  • "and later won he match 11–2." - typo; the
  • "The two took their time on studying the nine-ball when van Boening made an errant safety" - think there is a word missing here
  • "Akakariyama took over ten minutes" - more than
  • "The first semi-final Orcullo faced Alcano." - semi-final saw Orcullo face
  • "I just have to win one more match."." - the second full stop is redundant
  • Wikilink bank shot to the appropriate article
  • "The final was played at 7p.m. local time (GMT+3 hours)" - the text in bold is not needed
  • "with an alternating break between Yukio and Alcano. Alcano won the lag," - Try not to have the last word of a sentence start the next one like this.


  • Those references that lack publication dates and authors should be included in the article
  • Reference 5 is incomplete in that it the archive year is not filled in correctly, lacks the author, publication date, access date, and the 2 in the work field is redundant
Done Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:00, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Reference 22 is missing the author, publication and access date
Done Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:00, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Reference 27 is dead and needs archiving; it also is missing vital information such as access date and work
Done Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:00, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Am going to put the review on hold to allow the nominator to respond/query the points raised above. MWright96 (talk) 12:34, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

I've done all of the above, accept doing the publication dates of the sources, which may take me a little time (in the WPAs infinite wisdom, the date isn't actually shown on the item itself, you have to mix and match from other sources. Bare with me. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:00, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
All caught up now MWright96. I've progressed with all of the above. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 07:15, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: Now promoting to GA class. I've made a minor change to the article. MWright96 (talk) 08:12, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
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