Players are invited on a category-based system. All players in the top five categories are guaranteed an invite, and players in the remaining categories are invited in order until the field is full at 128 players.
The player entry process is currently underway and a full list of the 128 entered players will be published here in May.
The World Pool Championship will feature 128 players and will be split into two stages:
June 6-7 Double Elimination Groups (16 groups of 8 players)
June 8-10 Straight Knockout (Last 64 onwards)
Schedule & Draw
The Group Draw for the World Pool Championship will be made during the 2021 World Pool Masters in May. The top 32 players will be automatically drawn into groups based on their seeding. The remaining players will be split into seeded draw pools, with one player from each pool drawn into each group.
Group Stage Race To 9
Last 64 – Semi-Finals Race To 11
Final Race To 13
All matches are played to a Winner Breaks format
Break & Shot Clock
Balls will be racked with the 1-ball resting on the spot, and a 30-second shot-clock will be in operation on all tables.
The World Pool Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, DAZN, Matchroom.Live and broadcast partners around the world. Full details will be available here shortly.