🎱 A stellar line-up of pool players from around the globe collide this week on the baize at the Brentwood Centre in the 2022 World Cup of Pool.
NEWSFLASH: CONGRATULATIONS to Spain – led by David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (pictured below) – who won the 2022 World Cup of Pool, beating Singapore 11-6 in the final at the Brentwood Centre in Essex. Stay tuned here for news of the 2023 tournament as soon as announced.
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2022 EVENT PREVIEW
32 nations are represented at this major event in 9-ball pool which has taken place since 2006. The World Cup of Pool at the Brentwood Centre carries a $250,000 prize fund and takes place from 14-19 June at the Brentwood Centre.
Germany are the defending champions having won the trophy for a second time in the country’s history in 2021. Previous winners of the World Cup of Pool include Philippines, China, Austria, and the USA.
Among those taking part are Joshua Filler – fresh from winning May’s inaugural UK Open Pool Championship at the Copper Box Arena – representing Germany, and world champion Shane Van Boening in action for United States of America.
Adopting a straight-knockout formant, matches are race to 7 in the first two rounds, race to 9 in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, and race to 11 in the final.
ONES TO WATCH
USA are led by newly-crowned world champion Shane Van Boening, who in April became the first American to lift the World Pool Championship beating Albin Ouschan in the final. Boening is paired with Skyler Woodward to make up a formidable American duo.
Another star attraction this week is Scotland’s Jayson Shaw, Europe’s Mosconi Cup MVP. He pairs up with Elliot Sanderson to represent Great Britain A.
World Pool Masters champion and winner of May’s inaugural 2022 UK Open Pool Championship Joshua Filler will once again represent Germany (this time with Thorsten Hohmann) as they look to retain their 2021 title.
Pool legend Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes was due to play for the Philippines, but their team has had to withdraw due to travel issues. Replacing them in the draw are the World Snooker duo of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Noppon Saengkham representing Thailand
🎟️ Tickets for the World Cup of Pool are off-sale.
Sessions start daily at 11am and 5pm. First round fixtures as follows:
🚊🚗 Travel tips: The nearest railway station to the Brentwood Centre is Brentwood which is approximately 35 minutes from London Liverpool Street. Then it’s a short taxi ride from the station to the venue. If driving, car parking is available, use this link for directions.