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The 2006 World Pool Championships
 Posted on Wednesday, May 03 2006 @ 15:05:43 UTCby admin
9 Ball The World Pool Championships
The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP Complex)
Roxas Blvd.
1307 Pasay City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Tel: (632) 551-7920 / 551-7415 / 551-6917
Fax: (632) 551-6372
www.worldpoolchampionship.com

4-12 November 2006




WPC Interim Website Online NOW!

Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that 2006 World Pool Championship will take place in Manila, Philippines from Saturday to Sunday 4-12 November.

Hosted by Raya Sports and Events, a division of Prism Communications, the tournament will feature 128 players from an estimated 40-plus countries competing for a US$400,000 prize fund, a record for the event.

The 2006 World Pool Championship will be televised across Asia by host broadcaster ESPN Star Sports of Singapore and will also be aired live in various European countries including the UK.

In addition, a host of countries around the world will be taking highlights packages of the event.

Click on "Read More..." for the details.

DayDateEvent
Day 1Saturday 4 NovemberGroups 1-16 opening matches
Day 2Sunday 5 NovemberGroups 1-16 closing matches
Day 3Monday 6 NovemberGroups 17-32 opening matches
Day 4Tuesday 4 NovemberGroups 17-32 closing matches
Day 5Wednesday 8 NovemberLast 64 straight knockout
Day 6Thursday 9 NovemberLast 32 straight knockout
Day 7Friday 10 NovemberLast 16 straight knockout
Day 8Saturday 11 NovemberQuarter-Finals and Semi-Finals
Day 9Sunday 12 NovemberThe Final



Format

  • Group Stages –32 x seeded groups of 4 with each player playing the others once, giving three matches per player and six matches per group in total. All matches are race-to-8 alternate break, with two points for a win.

  • The top two in each group move forward to the knockout stages. Order is decided by total points, followed by most racks won, followed by most racks conceded, followed by the result of the match between players concerned

  • Last 64 – race-to-10 racks, winner breaks.

  • Last 32 – race-to-10 racks winner breaks.

  • Last 16 – race-to-11 racks winner breaks

  • Quarter-Finals – race-to-11 racks winner breaks

  • Semi-Finals – race-to-11 racks winner breaks

  • The Final – race-to-17 racks winner breaks


    Tickets

    All ticket details including VIP, daily passes and season tickets will be available nearer the time.


    Hotels

    Matchroom Sport will source a selection of hotels in Manila at a range of prices. Full information as well as booking forms will be available nearer the time.

    Prize Fund
    Winner$100,000x 1 = $100,000
    Runner-Up$40,000x 1 = $40,000
    Semi-Finalists$20,000x 2 = $40,000
    Quarter-Finalists$10,000x 4 = $40,000
    Last 16$4,500x 8 = $36,000
    Last 32$3,000x 16 = $48,000
    Last 64$2,000x 32 = $64,000
    3rd Place in Group$1,000x 32 = $32,000
    Total Prize Fund = $400,000



    Other Information

  • Table Used - Brunswick Metro (Tournament Edition)
  • Cloth Used – Simonis 860
  • Balls Used – Saluc Super Aramith
  • Official Cue - Predator


    Sanctioning

    The 2006 World Pool Championship is sanctioned by the World Pool Association which is the world governing body for pool and administers the game at many levels across the globe. Membership of the WPA is made up of continental members which currently consists of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America Oceania and Latin America and the Caribbean. Individual national associations are in turn members of their continental associations.


    Previous Champions

    2005 Wu Chia-ching (Taiwan) bt Kuo Po-cheng (Taiwan) 17 – 16 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    2004 Alex Pagulayan (Canada) bt Pei-wei Chang (Taiwan) 17 – 13 - Taipei, Taiwan

    2003 Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) bt Alex Pagulayan (Canada) 17 – 10 - Cardiff Wales

    2002 Earl Strickland (USA) bt Francisco Bustamante (Philippines) 17 – 15 - Cardiff, Wales

    2001 Mika Immonen (Finland) bt Ralf Souquet (Germany) 17 – 10 - Cardiff, Wales

    2000 Fong Pang Chao (Taiwan) bt Ismael Paez (Mexico) 17 - 6 - Cardiff, Wales

    1999 Efren Reyes (Philippines) bt Hao-ping Chang (Taiwan) 17 - 8 - Cardiff, Wales Nick Varner (USA) bt Jeremy Jones (USA) - Alicante, Spain

    1998 Kunihiko Takahashi (Japan) bt Johnny Archer (USA) - Taipei, Taiwan

    1997 Johnny Archer (USA) bt Kun-Fang Lee (Taiwan) - Illinois, USA

    1996 Ralph Souquet (Germany) bt Tom Storm (Sweden) - Borlange, Sweden

    1995 Oliver Ortmann (Germany) bt Dallas West (USA) - Taipei, Taiwan

    1994 Takeshi Okumura (Japan) bt Yasunari Itsuzaki (Japan) - Illinois, USA

    1993 Fong-Pang Chao (Taiwan) bt Thomas Hasch (Germany) - Konigswinter, Germany

    1992 Johnny Archer (USA) bt Bobby Hunter (USA) - Taipei, Taiwan

    1991 Earl Strickland (USA) bt Nick Varner (USA) - Las Vegas, USA

    1990 Earl Strickland (USA) bt Jeff Carter (USA) - Bergheim, Germany


    www.worldpoolchampionship.com


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