15th May – 2017 World Cup of Pool
Schedule announced for ‘best World Cup ever’.
WITH JUST under one month to go before the 2017 World Cup of Pool gets underway at the York Hall, East London, the schedule of matches can be announced. Taking place from June 13-18, the World Cup of Pool features some of the best players in the world as 32 two-man teams from around the world battle it out for the $60,000 top prize.
There are six matches per day, with three in the afternoon session and three in the evening and all first and second round matches are a race to eight racks.
Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, “Looking down the list of teams and players, this could be the best World Cup ever. There are some great looking first round matches – England A v India is a stand-out – and I’m sure there will be plenty of shocks in the opening games.”
Tuesday 13th afternoon 12.30 3 x First Round Matches
Germany (14) v South Africa
Russia (15) v Malaysia
Canada (8) v Australia
Tuesday 13th evening 18.30 3 x First Round Matches
Spain (12) v Romania
Scotland (7) v New Zealand
England A (4) v India
Wednesday 14th afternoon 12.30 3 x First Round Matches
Poland (16) v Greece
Finland (13) v Norway
Chinese Taipei (1) v Kuwait
Wednesday 14th evening 18.30 3 x First Round Matches
Japan (9) v Thailand
Philippines (11) v Qatar
England B (10) v Indonesia
Thursday 15th afternoon 12.30 3 x First Round Matches
China (3) v Portugal
Holland (6) v Hong Kong
Austria (2) v Sweden
Thursday 15th evening 18.30 1 x First Round Matches & 2 x Second Round Matches
USA (5) v Singapore
Japan / Thailand v Canada / Australia
Finland / Norway v England A / India
Friday 16th afternoon 12.30 3 x Second Round Matches
Chinese Taipei / Kuwait v Poland / Greece
China / Portugal v Germany / South Africa
Russia / Malaysia v Austria / Sweden
Friday 16th evening 18.30 3 x Second Round Matches
Philippines / Qatar v Holland / Hong Kong
Scotland / New Zealand v England B / Indonesia
USA / Singapore v Spain / Romania
Saturday 17th afternoon 13.30
Saturday 17th evening 18.30
Sunday 18th afternoon 13.30
Sunday 18th evening 18.30
Commencing on Tuesday June 13 and culminating with the final on the evening of Sunday 18, the event will be played to a single elimination format over six days with two sessions a day. There are 31 matches in total.
Tickets are on sale now at www.matchroompool.com priced at just £10.00 per evening session (Tuesday to Sunday) and £8.00 per weekend afternoon session. Tuesday to Friday afternoons are free. A season ticket covering all sessions is priced at £60.00.
The World Cup of Pool will carry a $250,000 prize fund including $60,000 for the champions. The event will be produced by Matchroom Sport Television and televised live on Sky Sports as well as other stations around the world. It is then syndicated internationally as 31 x 1 hour programmes.
2017 WORLD CUP OF POOL is sponsored by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue and Chalk of the event.
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport: email@example.com
Notes: MATCHROOM SPORT is one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and is responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, they operate three pool events; the Mosconi Cup, the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters. In addition, the company produce a multitude of events in darts, snooker, tenpin, golf, fishing, ping pong, gymnastics, netball, basketball and boxing.