World Cup of Pool

The World Cup of Pool is the international annual single-elimination tournament for doubles teams in nine-ball pool competition. The event has been dominated both by the Philippines, and China, with both nations winning the event on three occasions.

World Cup of Pool
Tournament information
SportNine-ball pool
Established2006
Number of
tournaments
13
FormatDoubles team, Single-elimination
 Austria
Mario He / Albin Ouschan
Most recent tournament
2019 World Cup of Pool

HistoryEdit

The tournament is held annually, at various locations, and was first held in 2006 in Newport, Wales.[1] The tournament is hosted by Matchroom Sport and used to be sponsored by PartyPoker.com. The 2014 event was sponsored by Betway.[2] The 2015 event was sponsored by Dafabet.[3]

FormatEdit

There are usually 32 participating teams, representing 31 nations (the host nation is represented by two teams, A and B) composed of two players each. The participating nations do not have to go through a qualifying tournament in order to join, as they are selected by the organizers. Sixteen teams are seeded; they will face the unseeded teams at the first round.

The individual matches are scotch doubles with alternating break, which are races to seven racks for Round 1 and 2, nine racks for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and eleven for the final. The rules used are World Pool-Billiard Association World Standardized Rules for nine-ball, modified for scotch doubles play (players on a team alternate shots; no one shoots twice in a row, unless being asked to play again after pushing out).[4]

ResultsEdit

Year Host Final Semi-finalists
Winner Score Runner-up
2006
Details
  Wales (Newport)  
Philippines

(Reyes / Bustamante)
13–5  
United States
(Strickland / Morris)
 
Germany
(Engert / Ortmann)
 
Vietnam
(Nguyen Thanh Nam / Luong)
2007
Details
  Netherlands (Rotterdam)  
China

(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
11–10  
Finland
(Immonen / Juva)
 
Japan
(Satoshi Kawabata / Naoyuki Oi)
 
Canada
(Martel / Montal)
2008
Details
  Netherlands (Rotterdam)  
United States

(Morris / Van Boening)
11–7  
England
(Peach / Gray)
 
Philippines
(Bustamante / Orcollo)
 
China
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
2009
Details
  Philippines (Quezon City)  
Philippines

(Reyes / Bustamante)
11–9  
Germany
(Souquet / Hohmann)
 
China
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
 
Philippines
(Alcano / Orcollo)
2010
Details
  Philippines (Manila)  
China
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
10–5  
Philippines
(Orcollo / Gomez)
 
Germany
(Souquet / Ortmann)
 
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Jung-lin)
2011
Details
  Philippines (Quezon City)  
Germany

(Souquet / Hohmann)
10–4  
Thailand
(Kanjanasri / Palajin)
 
Korea
(Lee Gun-jae / Hwang Young)
 
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Ko Ping-chung)
2012
Details
  Philippines (Manila)  
Finland

(Immonen / Makkonen)
10–8  
Poland
(Skowerski / Szewcyk)
 
United States
(Van Boening / Morris)
 
Chinese Taipei
(Han En Hsu / Hsin Ting Chen)
2013
Details
  England (London)  
Philippines

(Orcollo / Corteza)
10–8  
Netherlands
(Feijen / van den Berg)
 
Finland
(Immonen / Makkonen)
 
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Jung-lin)
2014
Details
  England (Portsmouth)  
England

(Appleton / Boyes)
10–9  
Netherlands
(Feijen / van den Berg)
 
Finland
(Immonen / Makkonen)
 
Austria
(Ouschan / He)
2015
Details
  England (London)  
Chinese Taipei

(Ko Pin-yi / Chang Yu-lung)
10–8  
England
(Gray / Peach)
 
Japan
(Oi / Kuribayashi)
 
England
(Appleton / Boyes)
2017
Details
  England (London)  
Austria

(He / Ouschan)
10–6  
United States
(Van Boening / Woodward)
 
China
(Wu Jia-qing / Dang Jinhu)
 
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Chang Yu-lung)
2018
Details
  China (Shanghai)  
China

(Wu Jia-qing / Liu Haitao)
10–3  
Austria
(He / Ouschan)
 
Chinese Taipei
(Jung-lin / Cheng Yu-hsuan)
 
China
(Dejing Kong / Ming Wang)
2019
Details
  England (Leicester)  
Austria

(He / Ouschan)
11–3  
Philippines
(Biado / de Luna)
 
Netherlands
(Bijsterbosch / Feijen)
 
Spain
(Alcaide / Sanchez)

StatisticsEdit

 
Best performances by nation (as of 2019). Not shown is Great Britain (Quarterfinals in 2019). The home nations of the United Kingdom competed separately in other editions.

Performances by nationEdit

# Country Winners Runners-up Semi-finalists Top 4
1   Philippines 3 (2006, 2009, 2013) 2 (2010, 2019) 2 (2008, 2009) 7
2   China 3 (2007, 2010, 2018) 4 (2008, 2009, 2017, 2018) 7
3   Austria 2 (2017, 2019) 1 (2018) 1 (2014) 4
4   England 1 (2014) 2 (2008, 2015) 1 (2015) 4
  United States 1 (2008) 2 (2006, 2017) 1 (2012) 4
6   Finland 1 (2012) 1 (2007) 2 (2013, 2014) 4
  Germany 1 (2011) 1 (2009) 2 (2006, 2010) 4
8   Chinese Taipei 1 (2015) 6 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018) 7
9   Netherlands 2 (2013, 2014) 1 (2019) 3
10   Thailand 1 (2011) 1
  Poland 1 (2012) 1
12   Japan 2 (2007, 2015) 2
13   Vietnam 1 (2006) 1
  Canada 1 (2007) 1
  Korea 1 (2011) 1
  Spain 1 (2019) 1
Total 13 13 26 52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup of Pool - Matchroom Pool". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "Betway World Cup of Pool 2014". www.azbilliards.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  3. ^ "Dafabet World Cup of Pool 2015". www.azbilliards.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  4. ^ "World Cup of Pool". Matchroom Pool. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

External linksEdit