Melling Wins World Pool Masters Fans’ Choice

Chris Melling will join the line-up for the 2019 World Pool Masters in Gibraltar after winning the Fans’ Choice vote for the 24th and final place in the event.

England’s Melling, who won the 2018 Derby City 9-Ball and is a former Mosconi Cup MVP, took 29.29% of the final vote to join the superstar field which also includes the likes of defending champion Niels Feijen, world champion Joshua Filler and two-time Masters winner Shane van Boening.

The new-look World Pool Masters will see 24 of the world’s best players set to battle it out for their share of a $100,000 prize fund with the winner in line to take home $25,000.For the first time there are now eight pre-determined spots in the World Pool Masters, with a further 15 players invited by tournament promoter Matchroom Multi Sport. Melling took the final spot after being selected by you, the fans.

The draw for the World Pool Masters will take place on Friday, February 15 and will be shown on World Pool Masters social media pages.

The full line-up for the 2019 World Pool Masters is:
Qualified Players:
Niels Feijen (Netherlands) – Defending Champion
Alex Kazakis (Greece) – WPA World No.1 Male on Jan 1 2019
Joshua Filler (Germany)- WPA World 9-Ball Champion
Jayson Shaw (Scotland) – US Open 9-Ball Champion
Konrad Juszczyszyn (Poland) – European 9-Ball Champion
Skyler Woodward (USA) – Mosconi Cup MVP
Ko Pin-Yi (Chinese Taipei) – Asian Champion
Han you (China)WPA World No.1 Female ( Han Yu (CHN)

Invited Players:
Eklenti Kaci (Albania)
Shane van Boening (USA)
David Alcaide (Spain)
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (Spain)
Matt Edwards (New Zealand)
Naoyuki Oi (Japan)
Albin Ouschan (Austria)
Fedor Gorst (Russia)
Jeff De Luna (Philippines)
Earl Strickland (USA)
Kelly Fisher (England)
Wu Jiaqing (China)
Justin Sajich (Australia)
Petri Makkonen (Finland)
Alex Pagulayan (Canada)

FANS’ CHOICE
Chris Melling (England)

Fans’ Choice Voting Breakdown:
Chris Melling – 29.29%
Francisco Diaz Pizarro – 28.24%
Tyler Styer – 26.99%
Ko Ping Chung – 10.18%
Cheng Yu-Hsuan (Kevin Cheng) – 5.38%

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