The World Tournament, formerly the World Straight Pool Championship, is a pocket billiards (pool) competition, that has been held annually in United States, since 2006. During it's early years, It was the modern global professional title for straight pool (also known as 14.1 continuous), and is organized by Dragon Promotions, in part to restore the game's popularity in the United States. Throughout its history, only the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions were sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association to be world championships. Since then, the tournament continues to be held under it's current name without sanctioning.
All 64 players are divided into 8 groups where they play in round-robin format. Each in this round is a to 100 points. The leading 4 players in each group proceed to the next round.
The games of the Last 32 round are played in double-elimination format until 16 players remain. Matches are extended to races to 150. The games in the Last 16 round are played in single-elimination format, and matches are extended, to races to 200. The finals match is further extended to a race to 300 (with a half-hour break occurring when a player reaches 150).
*WPA-sanctioned world championship
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