World Cup of Pool
World Cup of Pool

World Cup of Pool

May 9-14, 2021 Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

The World Cup of Pool returns this May 9-14 as 32 nations colide aiming to take down the title in Milton Keynes, England.

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.

Prize Fund


Champions $60,000

per pair

Runners-Up $30,000

per pair

Semi-Finalists $15,000

per pair

Quarter-Finalists $9,000

per pair

Last 16 $4,500

per pair

Preliminary round $3,625

per pair

TOTAL $250,000

Albania
Eklent Kaci & Besar Spahiu
Australia
Justin Sajich & Ivan Li
Austria
Albin Ouschan & Mario He
Belgium
Serge Das & Kevin Lannoye
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sanjin Pehlivanovic & Ajdin Piknjac
Canada
Alex Pagulayan & John Morra
Croatia
Philipp Stojanovic & Roberto Bartol
Czech Republic
Roman Hybler & Michal Gavenciak
Denmark
Mickey Krause & Bahram Lotfy
Estonia
Denis Grave & Mark Magi
Finland
Petri Makkonen & Casper Matikainen
Germany
Joshua Filler & Christoph Reintjes
Great Britain A
Jayson Shaw & Chris Melling
Great Britain B
Kelly Fisher & Allison Fisher
Greece
Nick Malai & Alexander Kazakis
Hungary
Oliver Szolnoki & Vilmos Foldes
Italy
Daniele Corrieri & Fabio Petroni
Japan
Naoyuki Oi & Masato Yoshioka
Kuwait
Omar Al-Shaheen & Bader Abdullah Alawadhi
Lithuania
Pijus Labutis & Kestutis Zadeikis
Netherlands
Niels Feijen & Marc Bijsterbosch
Philippines
Jeff De Luna & Roberto Gomez
Poland
Mieszko Fortunski & Wojciech Szewczyk
Russia
Fedor Gorst & Sergey Lutsker
Spain
David Alcaide & Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz
Switzerland
Ronald Regli & Dimitri Jungo
More To Be Confirmed!
Sunday 9th May
12:00 session
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Monday 10th May
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Tuesday 11th May
12:00 session
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Wednesday 12th May
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round2
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Thursday 13th May
12:00 session
quarter final
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17:30 session
quarter final
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Friday 14th May
12:00 session
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17:30 session
final
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The Break
All matches are winner break. The balls will be hand racked with the 1-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.

Shot Clock
A 30-second shot clock will be in operation throughout the tournament. Each team will have one 30-second extension per rack.

Match Races
Round 1 – Race to 7
Round 2 – Race to 7
Quarter Finals – Race to 9
Semi Finals – Race to 9
Final – Race to 11

2019Austria (Albin Ouschan & Mario He)
Leicester, England
2018China (Wu Jiaqing & Liu Haitao)
Luwan Arena, Shanghai
2017Austria (Albin Ouschan & Mario He)
York Hall, London, England
2015Chinese Taipei (Ko Pin Yi & Chang Yu Lung)
York Hall, London, England
2014England A (D. Appleton & K. Boyes)
Portsmouth, England
2013Philippines (L.V. Corteza & D. Orcollo)
London, England
2012Finland (M. Immonen & P. Makkonen)
Manila, Philippines
2011Germany (R. Souquet & T. Hohmann)
Manila, Philippines
2010China (Fu Jianbo & Li Hewen)
Manila, Philippines
2009Philippines (E. Reyes & F. Bustamante)
Manila, Philippines
2008USA (R. Morris & S. Van Boening)
Rotterdam, Holland
2007China (Fu Jianbo & Li Hewen)
Rotterdam, Holland
2006Philippines (E. Reyes & F. Bustamante)
Newport, Wales

The World Cup of Pool will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, DAZN and networks around the world. Full international broadcast details will be available here in due course.

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