World Cup of Pool

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World Cup of Pool
Tournament information
Sport Nine-ball pool
Established2006
Number of
tournaments
13
FormatDoubles team, Single-elimination
Current champion
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Mario He / Albin Ouschan
Most recent tournament
2019 World Cup of Pool

The World Cup of Pool is the international annual single-elimination tournament for doubles teams in nine-ball pool competition. The event has been dominated both by the Philippines, and China, with both nations winning the event on three occasions.

Single-elimination tournament knock-out sports competition

A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.

Nine-ball type of sport

Nine-ball is a contemporary form of pool, with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s. The game may be played in social and recreational settings by any number of players and subject to whatever rules are agreed upon beforehand, or in league and tournament settings in which the number of players and the rules are set by the sponsors. During much of its history, nine-ball has been known as a "money game" in both professional and recreational settings, but has since become established as a legitimate alternative to eight ball, straight pool and other major competition games.

Pool (cue sports) family of cue sports

Pool is a classification of cue sports played on a table with six pockets along the rails, into which balls are deposited. Each specific pool game has its own name; some of the better-known include eight-ball, eightball pool and its variant blackball, nine-ball, ten-ball, seven-ball, straight pool, one-pocket, and bank pool.

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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]

Newport, Wales City and County in Wales

Newport is a city and unitary authority area in south east Wales, on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn Estuary, 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Cardiff. At the 2011 census, it was the third largest city in Wales, with a population of 145,700. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area, with a population of 1,097,000.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Matchroom Sport is a sport event promotions company led by the founder and owner English entrepreneur Barry Hearn and his son Eddie. It first came to attention in the sports of snooker and boxing and is also involved in pool, bowling, golf, fishing, darts, Table Tennis, and poker and as of late 2016 gymnastics. The company is based in Brentwood, Essex. Matchroom has a comprehensive broadcasting agreement in the United Kingdom with Sky Sports.

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).

World Pool-Billiard Association World gouvernent body for pool billiards

The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pool. It was formed in 1987, and was initially headed by a provisional board of directors consisting of representatives from Japan, the United States, Sweden, and Germany. as of February 2019, the WPA president is Ian Anderson of Australia, and the organization is headquartered in Sydney. It is an associate of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS), the international umbrella organization that encompasses the major cue sports. It also sanctions rules and events for carom billiards.

Results

YearHostFinalSemi-finalists
WinnerScoreRunner-up
2006
Details
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales (Newport) Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines

(Reyes / Bustamante)
13–5 Flag of the United States.svg
United States
(Strickland / Morris)
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
(Engert / Ortmann)
Flag of Vietnam.svg
Vietnam
(Nguyen Thanh Nam / Luong)
2007
Details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (Rotterdam) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China

(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
11–10 Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
(Immonen / Juva)
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
(Satoshi Kawabata / Naoyuki Oi)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
(Martel / Montal)
2008
Details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (Rotterdam) Flag of the United States.svg
United States

(Morris / Van Boening)
11–7 Flag of England.svg
England
(Peach / Gray)
Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines
(Bustamante / Orcollo)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
2009
Details
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (Quezon City) Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines

(Reyes / Bustamante)
11–9 Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
(Souquet / Hohmann)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines
(Alcano / Orcollo)
2010
Details
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (Manila) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
(Li He-wen / Fu Jian-bo)
10–5 Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines
(Orcollo / Gomez)
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
(Souquet / Ortmann)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Jung-lin)
2011
Details
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (Quezon City) Flag of Germany.svg
Germany

(Souquet / Hohmann)
10–4 Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
(Kanjanasri / Palajin)
Flag of South Korea.svg
Korea
(Lee Gun-jae / Hwang Young)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Ko Ping-chung)
2012
Details
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (Manila) Flag of Finland.svg
Finland

(Immonen / Makkonen)
10–8 Flag of Poland.svg
Poland
(Skowerski / Szewcyk)
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
(Van Boening / Morris)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
(Han En Hsu / Hsin Ting Chen)
2013
Details
Flag of England.svg  England (London) Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines

(Orcollo / Corteza)
10–8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
(Feijen / van den Berg)
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
(Immonen / Makkonen)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Jung-lin)
2014
Details
Flag of England.svg  England (Portsmouth) Flag of England.svg
England

(Appleton / Boyes)
10–9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
(Feijen / van den Berg)
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
(Immonen / Makkonen)
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
(Ouschan / He)
2015
Details
Flag of England.svg  England (London) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei

(Ko Pin-yi / Chang Yu-lung)
10–8 Flag of England.svg
England
(Gray / Peach)
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
(Oi / Kuribayashi)
Flag of England.svg
England
(Appleton / Boyes)
2017
Details
Flag of England.svg  England (London) Flag of Austria.svg
Austria

(He / Ouschan)
10–6 Flag of the United States.svg
United States
(Van Boening / Woodward)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
(Wu Jia-qing / Dang Jinhu)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
(Ko Pin-yi / Chang Yu-lung)
2018
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (Shanghai) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China

(Wu Jia-qing / Liu Haitao)
10–3 Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
(He / Ouschan)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
Chinese Taipei
(Jung-lin / Cheng Yu-hsuan)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
(Dejing Kong / Ming Wang)
2019
Details
Flag of England.svg  England (Leicester) Flag of Austria.svg
Austria

(He / Ouschan)
11–3 Flag of the Philippines.svg
Philippines
(Biado / de Luna)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
(Bijsterbosch / Feijen)
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
(Alcaide / Sanchez)

Statistics

Best performances by nation (as of 2019). Not shown is Great Britain (Quarterfinals in 2019). The home nations of the United Kingdom competed separately in other editions. World Cup of Pool.PNG
Best performances by nation (as of 2019). Not shown is Great Britain (Quarterfinals in 2019). The home nations of the United Kingdom competed separately in other editions.

Performances by nation

#CountryWinnersRunners-upSemi-finalistsTop 4
1Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 3 (2006, 2009, 2013)2 (2010, 2019)2 (2008, 2009)7
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 3 (2007, 2010, 2018)4 (2008, 2009, 2017, 2018)7
3Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 2 (2017, 2019)1 (2018)1 (2014)4
4Flag of England.svg  England 1 (2014)2 (2008, 2015)1 (2015)4
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1 (2008)2 (2006, 2017)1 (2012)4
6Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1 (2012)1 (2007)2 (2013, 2014)4
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1 (2011)1 (2009)2 (2006, 2010)4
8Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 1 (2015)6 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018)7
9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2 (2013, 2014)1 (2019)3
10Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1 (2011)1
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1 (2012)1
12Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2 (2007, 2015)2
13Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1 (2006)1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1 (2007)1
Flag of South Korea.svg Korea 1 (2011)1
Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1 (2019)1
Total13132652

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