World 9 Ball China Open 2017

Joshua Filler (GER) gewinnt World 9 Ball China Open 2017 im Finale gegen Chang Jung-Lin (TW) mit 11-6. Den 3. Platz belegen Thorsten Hohmann (GER) und Cheng Yu-Hsuan (TW). Bei den Damen gewinnt Chen Siming (CHN) im Finale gegen Liu Shasha (CHN) mit 9-8. Den 3. Platz belegen Fu Xiaofang (CHN) und Chezka Centeno (PHI). Morgen beginnen in Shanghai die World 9 Ball China Open 2017. Die China Open zählen seit Jahren zu den größten Pool Billard Events auf der ganzen Welt. Für die meisten ist dieses Turnier die größtmögliche Herausforderung und der vielleicht größte Titel den man in seiner Karriere gewinnen kann. Nahezu die gesamte Weltelite wird bis zum 11. Juni um diesen begehrten Titel spielen, das Gesamtpreisgeld bei Damen und Herren zusammen beträgt mehr als 370.000$. Titelverteidiger bei den Herren ist Wu Jiaqing aus China, der zweifache Weltmeister gewann im Vorjahr gegen Cheng Yu-Hsuan aus Taiwan mit 11-4. Die Damenveranstaltung 2016 gewann die Chinesin Yu Han im Finale Liu Shasha (CHN) mit 9-8. Bislang gibt es keine komplette Teilnehmerliste, allerdings dürfte so ziemlich […]


2016 WPA Women’s World 9 Ball Championship

Yu Han (CHN) gewinnt 2016 WPA Women’s World 9 Ball Championship im Finale gegen Chihiro Kawara (JAP) mit 9-7. Den 3. Platz belegt Gao Meng (CHN). Wann: 10.-16. Dezember 2016 Zeitplan: 10.-12. Dezember 2016 Qualifikationsrunden (Doppel-KO System). 13.-16. Dezember 2016 Finalrunde letzten 64 Damen (Einfach-KO, Race to 9, Wechselbreak) Titelverteidigerin: Liu Shasha (CHN) Artikel 2015 2015 WPA Women’s World 9 Ball Championship Preisgeld: 1st 42,000$, 2nd 20,000$, 3rd – 4th 10,000$, 5th – 8th 6,000$, 9th – 16th 3,000$, 17th – 32nd 1,500$, 33rd – 48th 750$, Other Prize 4,000$, TOTAL 170,000$ Auslosung (Draw) Livestream TV Table, Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, Table 4


World Junior 9-Ball Championships ready to go

17/11/2016 World Junior 9-Ball Championships ready to go The WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Shanghai, China, are ready to kick off. Team Europe is in good shape already. After the press conference in Huimin Middle School, an International Fun Cup was played with 5 players per continent. There were 4 different exercises and drills to play and team Europe has taken the first victory there already. A good writing on the wall for the upcoming Championships. After the Challenge, the draw was done for the event which consists of 32 players in each category (girls, U17 and U19). A total of 24 nations are in the starting gates. The draw resulted in the following first round matches for our European hopes: 11:00 Khodjaeva (BEL) v Jiang (USA) Zielinski (POL) v Tate (USA) Koukiadakis (GRE) v Ding (CHN) Hofmann (GER) v Hashem (CAN) 14:00 Tkach (RUS) v Liu (CHN) Gorst (RUS) v Wu (TPE) Pehlivanovic (BIH) v Grove (RSA) Maciol (POL) v Mi (CHN) 16:00 Fatikhova (RUS) v Ma (CHN) Zadeikis (LIT) v Zhang (CHN) […]


Shaw’s Thankful Redemption

After several near misses, Scotland’s Jayson Shaw wins his biggest tournament to date, capturing the Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship with a 13-10 win over Taiwan’s Chang Jun Lin. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer (Kuwait City)–Jayson Shaw has spent the last year knocking on the door of big time success. Tonight in Kuwait City, he could wait no longer and bashed the door in. Playing with an air of expectation, the 28 year old Scotsman fulfilled the promise that so many could see coming for the last year, by winning the Kuwait Open 9-ball championship with a well played 13-10 victory over a relentless Chang Jun Lin of Taiwan. The victory, Shaw’s biggest to date, is the culmination of the Scotsman’s meteoric rise in professional pool over the last 12 months. His American green card in hand, Shaw has traveled the globe in 2016, winning a handful of smaller events, and contending in some of the world’s majors. His 5th place finish in September at the World 9-ball Championship in Doha in August, and […]


Surging Towards The Finish Line

After a day of dramatic thrillers, Taiwan’s Chang Jun Lin leads the charge into the quarterfinals at the Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer Photos By Takayama Takao (Kuwait City)–With the biggest prize fund in 9-ball pool this year, the Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship predictably attracted as good a collection of the professional games’ best to this Gulf nation of just over 4 million people. And on the third and penultimate day of the sport’s newest event, all that talent and all that promise came to a dramatic head. It was a day that saw the game’s best engage in one epic battle after the next, with match after match taking unexpected twists, with many going right down to the very last rack, and even the very last ball. 64 players commenced battle at 10am, and when it was over close to midnight, eight warriors were left standing, ready for what surely will be a thrilling showdown to the finish on the final day Saturday. In one quarterfinal, surprise entrant […]


Battle Hardened Hohmann Slugs His Way Through

Two time World 9-ball Champion is all business as the Final 64 knockout rounds take shape at the Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer Photos By Takayama Takao (Kuwait City)—This Gulf nation of 4.2 million people is considered one of the richest countries on earth, a place where big business thrives. And big business is exactly what the Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship will be all about for the next two days, as the race to 9-ball pool’s biggest prize of the year kicks into high gear. The stellar field of 128 of the world’s best players that began battle yesterday at the Al Ardiya Youth Center in Kuwait City has now been cut in half to 64. The always difficult and dreaded double elimination group stages are now history, and from here on in over the course of the next two days, all matches will be single elimination knockout. The player that wins six matches will take home this brand new title, and 50,000 tax fee US dollars. With a […]


A Fine, Fun Start In Kuwait City

Stiff competition and unpredictable results are the order of Day 1 at the inaugural Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer Photos by Takayama Takao (Kuwait City) —It was a busy day of high caliber pool in Kuwait City on Wednesday, as the inaugural Kuwait Open 9-ball Championship got underway at the Al Ardiya Youth Center, with all 128 players seeing action on 16 tables. Whenever this many of the very best pool players in the world gather in one building to do battle, two things always seem to stand out. First, in professional pool the talent level gets more varied and better each and every year. Secondly, because of this first fact, and the nature of the game itself, you can never, ever take anything for granted. The minute you think you’ve got a match won or you are cruising to victory, is probably the moment when the pool gods will begin to conspire against you. Both of these facets of championship pool were on full display over 12 long […]


Kuwait Open 9-Ball Championship Draws The World’s Best

Brand new event set to kick off in Kuwait City with 128 of the world’s top players is the richest 9-ball event of the year. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer (Kuwait City)–Welcome to the new frontier of pool. The State of Kuwait is all set to host a brand new event on the pool calendar, the Kuwait 9-ball Open, an event that is making an auspicious start by immediately jumping to the top of the tournament heap as the richest 9-ball event in the world this year. 128 players from over 40 countries and all corners of the globe have gathered in this nation of 4.2 million people along the Persian Gulf, and will compete over the next 4 days for $275,000 in prize money, with $50,000 going to the winner. In a sport whose schedule is too often deprived of big time marquee events, the appearance of a brand new tournament with real prize money has clearly caught the attention of players. 31 of the World Pool Billiard Association(WPA) top 32 players […]


World 9 Ball China Open 2016

Wu Jiaqing (CHN) gewinnt World 9 Ball China Open 2016 im Finale gegen Cheng Yu-Hsuan (TPE) mit 11-4. Den 3. Platz belegen Wu Kun-Lin (TPE) und Ko Pin-Yi (TPE). Bei den Damen gewinnt Yu Han (CHN) im Finale gegen Liu Shasha (CHN) mit 9-8. Den 3. Platz belegen Wang Xiao-Tong (CHN) und Chen Xue (CHN). Am kommenden Sonntag, den 21. August werden in Shanghai/China die World 9 Ball China Open 2016 eröffnet. Bis zum 28. August wird bei den China Open so ziemlich alles was Rang und Namen hat, in der weltweiten Pool Billard Szene, am Start sein. Dieses Turnier zählt zu den größten Herausforderungen eines jeden Pool Billard Spielers. Kaum ein Turnier ist weder bei Damen und Herren besser besetzt als dieses. Es gibt viele Spieler die der Meinung sind das die China Open einen höheren Stellenwert haben als eine Weltmeisterschaft. Die World 9 Ball China Open 2016 versprechen Pool Billard auf höchstem Niveau und wir können nur hoffen das wir einiges mitbekommen aus China. Natürlich ist auch in diesem Jahr die Informationsbeschaffung nicht […]


Albin Is Ocean’s Apart – Finals report from the 2016 World 9-ball Championship

Austria’s Albin Ouschan wins the 2016 World 9-ball Championship with an emphatic 13-6 win over American Shane Van Boening. By Ted Lerner – WPA Press Officer Photos Courtesy of Vinod Divakaran/ Doha Stadium Plus (Doha, Qatar)–Austria’s Albin Ouschan knew coming into today’s semi-finals and finals at the World 9-ball Championship that just about everything in his personal and professional pool playing life was going just about perfect. But even he couldn’t have imagined the dream day he just conjured up on the way to winning pool’s most prestigious prize. After first blowing out Canada’s Alex Pagulayan in the semi-final, Ouschan came back to put an emphatic and somewhat shocking 13 – 6 drubbing on American Shane Van Boening to capture his first WPA World 9-ball championship in front of over 400 people at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha. The victory was all the more sweet for the 25 year old Austrian because just two years ago, he placed second to the Netherland’s Niels Feijen in this very same arena. Ouschan took that loss […]