The World Championships for Under 19, Under 17 and Girls players are currently on in Shanghai, China. The venue is the Huimin Middle School. A total of 96 players representing 24 nations will be competing for the coveted title of World Champion. Each category is filled with 32 players and divided into four groups. The Under 19s will play race to 9 until the quarter-finals, then switch to race to 11 racks. The Under 17s and girls will race to 7 until the quarter-finals, then switch to 8 (Under 17s) respectively 9 (girls).
Matches with European participation in the first rounds. All times are local times.
Girls Emily Heidergott (GER) v April Larson (USA)
U17 Kong, De Jing (CHN) v Daniel Maciol (POL)
U19 Pascal Bruckmann (GER) v Sun Gut Qing (CHN)
U19 Chris Robinson (USA) v Vitaly Patsura (UKR)
Girls Kristina Tkach (RUS) v Liu Xia Zhi (CHN)
U17 Gyairon Martis (BON) v Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BIH)
U17 Enkbold Temuujin (MON) v Kamil Szasor (POL)
U19 Krystian Cwikla (POL) v Marnix Abdul (BON)
Girls Xia Yu Ying (CHN) v Diana Khodjaeva (BEL)
U17 Hayashi Takeshi (JPN) v Fedor Gorst (RUS)
U19 Long Zhe Huang (CHN) v Maksim Dudanets (RUS)
The defending Champion in the girls division, Liu Yu Chen (CHN) had to cancel her participation on short notice due to health problems.