Saudi Arabia has announced it will host the 2020 World Cup of Pool, which will run from the 23rd-28th June 2020 in Jeddah.
The World Cup of Pool has been an established major event in 9-ball since 2006 and adopts a straight-knockout format. 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.
Austrian pair Albin Ouschan and Mario He are defending champions having won the trophy for a second time in 2019. Previous winners of the World Cup of Pool include Philippines, China and USA.
All matches are alternate break. The balls will be hand racked with the 9-ball resting on the spot. The balls won’t be tapped and will be hand racked by the referee with a plastic rack. Players will be NOT be permitted to inspect the rack and cannot ask for the balls to be re-racked, re-positioned or moved.
A 30-second shot clock will be in operation throughout the tournament. Each team will have one 30-second extension per rack.
Round 1 – Race to 7
Round 2 – Race to 7
Quarter Finals – Race to 9
Semi Finals – Race to 9
Final – Race to 11
The BetVictor World Cup of Pool will be broadcast live on the following networks:
Sky Sports (UK & Ireland)
DAZN (America, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Spain)
Sky New Zealand
Nova (Czech Republic)
Kwese Sports (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa)
Viasat (Scandanavia & The Baltic States)
Pragosport (Czech Republic)
Sportklub – (Serbia & Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Kosovo)
Match TV (Russia)
Fox Asia (Highlights)
Viewers in nations not listed above will be able to watch live at www.facebook.com/worldcupofpool
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