Author: Grieta

IT’S ALL BUSINESS FROM HERE ON IN…

The final 64 single elimination field is set for a sprint to the World 9-ball crown over the next three days. By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer Photos courtesy of Bo Bader (Doha, Qatar)–It’s time to get down to the serious business end of things in Doha, as the field of 128 has been cut in half after three days of group play at the 2017 World 9-ball Championship.  From here the remaining 64 players will engage in a three day sprint to pool’s most prestigious title. Whoever wins six straight matches will be crowned the new WPA World...

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FILLER STEAMROLLS INTO THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS…

Young German star joins 31 other players in the final 64 as the field is cut in half after Day 2. By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer (Doha, Qatar)–The action at the 2017 World 9-ball Championship picked up apace on Day 2, as 32 players out of the field of 128 were shown the exits, while another 32 punched their tickets to the Final 64 single elimination knockout stage. The remaining 32 players to vie for pool’s most prestigious crown will be determined on Monday at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha. From there all eyes will be...

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CHANG, OUSCHAN,  LEAD THE WAY ON DAY 1…

Select group of veterans and newcomers aim to make their mark in Doha By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer (Doha, Qatar)–The long hard slog to the pool world’s most prestigious title began on Saturday here in Doha, as 128 players from nearly 35 countries began the first of six days of action that will culminate in the crowning of the next WPA World 9-ball Champion on December 14th. 124 players competing in 62 first round matches on 14 Wiraka tables saw action on Day 1 at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha. The players have been divided up...

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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Pool’s most prestigious title up for grabs once again in Doha, Qatar By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer The professional pool year will close out in style for 2017 as the WPA World 9-ball Championship kicks off December 9th at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. This will be the 8th straight year that the tiny Gulf country, through the government sanctioned Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation(QBSF),  has put its full backing behind the sport of pool’s biggest and most important event.  Once again 128 players from over 40 countries will clash to see who will be...

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‘IT’S A FEELING YOU CAN’T DESCRIBE’

One year on from capturing his first ever WPA World 9-ball Championship, Austria’s Albin Ouschan looks back on that momentous moment, and tells us what to expect as the 2017 World 9-ball Championship gets set to kick off Dec. 9 in Doha, Qatar. Exclusive interview and story by WPA Press Officer Ted Lerner By Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer Coming into the 2016 World 9-ball Championship in Doha, Qatar, Austria’s Albin Ouschan had been playing the type of pool that spoke of a champion in the making. Two years earlier Ouschan had finished runner up in the 2014 event,...

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