The World Cup of Pool, set to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this June 23-28, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rescheduled dates for the World Cup of Pool will be announced in due course.
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 World Cup of Pool will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, DAZN and networks around the world. Full details will be available here in due course.
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