World Cup of Pool

The World Cup of Pool is the international annual single-elimination tournament for doubles teams in nine-ball pool competition.

History

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]

Format

There are usually 32 participating teams, representing 31 nations (the host nation have two teams represented, 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, and races to nine racks, except for the final which is more than nine racks, with alternating break. 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).

Winners by year

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 / Chang 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-chun)
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 / Chang 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 Jiaqing / Dang Jinhu)

Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Chang Yu-lung)
2018
Details
 China (Shanghai)
China

(Wu Jiaqing / Liu Haitao)
10–3
Austria
(He / Ouschan)

Chinese Taipei
(Chang Jung-lin / Cheng Yu-hsuan)

China
(Dejing Kong / Ming Wang)

Statistics

Performances by nation

#CountryWinnersRunners-upSemi-finalistsTop 4
1  Philippines3 (2006, 2009, 2013)1 (2010)2 (2008, 2009)6
2  China3 (2007, 2010, 2018)4 (2008, 2009, 2017, 2018)7
3  England1 (2014)2 (2008, 2015)1 (2015)4
 United States1 (2008)2 (2006, 2017)1 (2012)4
4  Finland1 (2012)1 (2007)2 (2013, 2014)4
 Germany1 (2011)1 (2009)2 (2006, 2010)4
5  Austria1 (2017)1 (2018)1 (2014)3
6  Chinese Taipei1 (2015)6 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018)7
7  Netherlands2 (2013, 2014)2
8  Thailand1 (2011)1
 Poland1 (2012)1
9  Japan2 (2007, 2015)2
10  Vietnam1 (2006)1
 Canada1 (2007)1
Korea1 (2011)1
Total12122448

References

  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.
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