World 8 Ball

pro9dg

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Wu is not defending his WPA World 8 Ball title

The World 8 Ball Championship will kick off in Fujairah without defending champion Wu Chia Ching. There is no official reason but it is believed that the teenage prodigy has a long standing family committment

But players who will be cueing up for a share of the $110,000 prize money will include reigning World 9 Ball champion Ronny Alcano. He will be hard pressed by his compatriots Efren Reyes, Francisco Bustamante and Dennis Orcullo.

Play starts on 2nd March and the final of the 64 man event will be on the 8th.

There are ten international qualifying spots up for grabs and these will come from ten events held in Fuairah from 21st February onwards. They all carry low entry fees and an additional bonus for the ten winners will be a place in the Middle East 9 Ball Open
Championship which finishes on 28th February.

The qualifiers are open to all comers and details can be acquired by emailing a request to pro9wc@yahoo.co.uk and copy it to ahmed9888@hotmail.com.
 

JAM

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Are there any American pool players already on the player roster today?

The Filipinos will be tough to beat. There are some American players who I think would give them a run for their money, though, if they do get qualified and/or "invited."

John Schmidt, the current U.S. Open champ would be a GREAT addition to the player roster, IMHO! :)

JAM
 

JAM

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kidrock said:
Is there a website for the World 8-ball that I could check?

Here's the AME, the "Ultimate Middle East Radio," link. You need your speakers on, but it has pictures and some print. They talk about last year's winner as "The Magician.," and Mike Massey is in the house. Must be an old clip. :p

http://www.ameinfo.com/71324.html

Fujairah 8 Ball Pool World Championships
Defending World Champion Efren 'The Magician' Reyes will have a tough 'battle of the cues' as he defends his title in the 2nd consecutive World Championships in Fujairah. With players from around the globe arriving for the Damas sponsored event we talk with Donal Kilalea from organisers Promoseven Sports Marketing.


JAM
 

pro9dg

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Hello Jennie

No Americans. They had four spots in this event but there seems to be nobody responding to the invitation. I think that the high cost of flying USA-UAE may be a factor. This exceeds the $500 guaranteed to first round losers. Charlie Williams considered accompanying Thorsten Hohmann who is participating in the tournament, but decided otherwise.

Max Eberle made the trip last year and there is a chance to qualify which should be a reasonable prospect to experienced US players.
The American presence has been rather sparse in this event - Johnny Archer lost in the final four years ago.
Jeremy Jones has made the trip and so has Earl Strickland. But 'The Pearl'
was on the wrong end of a 0-11 scoreline in a semi final against Efren Reyes two years ago.

So if you fancy making the trek from the States ask for a copy of the Qualification Info Sheet on pro9wc@yahoo.co.uk
 

Big Dave

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I would LOVE to go to this event, it was absolutely BRILLIANT last time. I really like the place, the weather, the people, the hotel, THE FOOD... :D

...Oh, and the tournament conditions were absolutely top notch too!
 

Takumi4G63

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Anybody know if we will be able to watch this event on ESPN Asia or some other network like the WPC 2006?
 

Colin Colenso

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JAM said:
Here's the AME, the "Ultimate Middle East Radio," link. You need your speakers on, but it has pictures and some print. They talk about last year's winner as "The Magician.," and Mike Massey is in the house. Must be an old clip. :p

http://www.ameinfo.com/71324.html

Fujairah 8 Ball Pool World Championships
Defending World Champion Efren 'The Magician' Reyes will have a tough 'battle of the cues' as he defends his title in the 2nd consecutive World Championships in Fujairah. With players from around the globe arriving for the Damas sponsored event we talk with Donal Kilalea from organisers Promoseven Sports Marketing.


JAM

Great link JAM,
I'm listening now to some very professional commentary discussing the 8-Ball event. They are treating this event like a major international event there!

btw: Here is the official site for the event:
http://www.world8ballchampionship.com/

Colin

btw: Good luck to my Aussie mates Alec Evreniadis and Ben Nunan who are playing.
 

f210

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yankwin said:
This website was dead. No the list of players, no the results of qualifying tours, no any update......:(

yeah. I definitely agree. This is the worst pool website..ever. No updates, no schedule of matches and not even a list of playes. This website is a joke.

Does anybody know if we can watch the matches live via webcast like last year's 9ball WPC in Manila using the TVU of any other player?
 

shir

Poolcrazy
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apparently the matches start at 11.00 2nd of March Dubai time...
nowhere to find a draw yet..
did get some info about the 2 Dutch and 1 Belgium players that are in there...

sorry can't help with more..

13.00: (Dubai time)

Niels - Gunther Geisen (Germany)
Serge - Roberto Freitas (Dutch Antillen)

15.00: (Dubai time)

Nick - Issa Al Boloshi (UAE)
 

Jerry Forsyth

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I am here in Fujairah at the World 8-Ball Championship and will be sending photos and reports daily to Mike at AZB. I am sure you will find those reports beginning no later than Saturday.

Jerry Forsyth
 

Jerry Forsyth

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The organizers tell me they will update the site every day after the rounds are complete. We just started two hours ago and so an update should occur no later than 8PM UAE time (11 AM EST).

Jerry
 

yankwin

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Latest Results from the World 8-Ball Championships
Published Date: Friday, 2 March 2007 | Author: Thomas Overbeck

Group A:
Chia-Ching Wu (TPE) def Carlos Alburez (GUA) 8-0
Thomas Damm (GER) def Kareem Al Gendi (EGY) 8-0
Jason Klatt (CAN) def Saeed Al Mutawe (UAE) 8-3
Elvis Calasang (PHI) def Naif Al Jeweni (KSA) 8-2

Group B:
Thomas Engert (GER) def Nasser Al Mujabal (KUW) 8-1
Goran Mladenovic (SCG) def Omran Salem (UAE) 8-1
Mario Tolentino (PHI) def Mohammed Aseel (EGY) 8-7
Niels Feijen (NED) def Günter Geisen (GER) 8-2

Group C:
Thorsten Hohmann (GER) def Joven Bustamante (PHI) 8-6
Serge Das (BEL) def Roberto Freitas (ANT) 8-2
Farhad Shaverdi (IRA) def Henrik Asperup (DEN) 8-7
Oliver Ortmann (GER) def Muhammed Al Hosani (UAE) 8-2

Group D:
Hui-Kai Hsia (TPE) def Kevin Becker (GER) 8-4
Alec Evriniadis (AUS) def Omar Al Serkal (UAE) 8-7
Nick van den Berg (NED) def Issa Al Boloshi (UAE) 8-4

Group E:
Ronnie Alcano (PHI) def Rafath Habib (IND) 8-3
Joven Alba (PHI) def Hani AL Howri (UAE) 8-4
Erik Hjorleifson (CAN) def Ben Nunan (AUS) 8-6
Swatoshi Kawabata (JPN) def Arif Allah (PAK) 8-3

Group F:
Dennis Orcollo (PHI) def Karl Boyes (GBR) 8-3
Francisco Bustamante (PHI) def Alexander Dremsizis (GER) 8-1

Group G:
Marcus Chamat (SWE) def Hisashi Kusano (JPN) 8-2

Group H:
Joybe Vincente (PHI) def Muhammed Benali (QAT) 8-3
 

shir

Poolcrazy
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new update..

Latest Results from the World 8-Ball Championships
Published Date: Friday, 2 March 2007 | Author: Thomas Overbeck

Group A:
Chia-Ching Wu (TPE) def Carlos Alburez (GUA) 8-0
Thomas Damm (GER) def Kareem Al Gendi (EGY) 8-0
Jason Klatt (CAN) def Saeed Al Mutawe (UAE) 8-3
Elvis Calasang (PHI) def Naif Al Jeweni (KSA) 8-2

Group B:
Thomas Engert (GER) def Nasser Al Mujabal (KUW) 8-1
Goran Mladenovic (SCG) def Omran Salem (UAE) 8-1
Mario Tolentino (PHI) def Mohammed Aseel (EGY) 8-7
Niels Feijen (NED) def Günter Geisen (GER) 8-2

Group C:
Thorsten Hohmann (GER) def Joven Bustamante (PHI) 8-6
Serge Das (BEL) def Roberto Freitas (ANT) 8-2
Farhad Shaverdi (IRA) def Henrik Asperup (DEN) 8-7
Oliver Ortmann (GER) def Muhammed Al Hosani (UAE) 8-2

Group D:
Hui-Kai Hsia (TPE) def Kevin Becker (GER) 8-4
Alec Evriniadis (AUS) def Omar Al Serkal (UAE) 8-7
Nick van den Berg (NED) def Issa Al Boloshi (UAE) 8-4

Group E:
Ronnie Alcano (PHI) def Rafath Habib (IND) 8-3
Joven Alba (PHI) def Hani AL Howri (UAE) 8-4
Erik Hjorleifson (CAN) def Ben Nunan (AUS) 8-6
Swatoshi Kawabata (JPN) def Arif Allah (PAK) 8-3

Group F:
Dennis Orcollo (PHI) def Karl Boyes (GBR) 8-3
Francisco Bustamante (PHI) def Alexander Dremsizis (GER) 8-1
Aki Heiskanen (FIN) def Naoyuki Ohi (JPN) 8-4
James Ortega (PHI) def Saleh Al Rimawi (UAE) 8-5

Group G:
Marcus Chamat (SWE) def Hisashi Kusano (JPN) 8-2
Darren Appleton (GBR) def Ralf Souquet (GER) 8-4
Olaf Köster (GER) def Jobert Panga (PHI) 8-7

Group H:
Joybe Vincente (PHI) def Muhammed Benali (QAT) 8-3
Bashar Hussein (QAT) def Mubarak Al Juneebi (UAE) 8-2
 

StevenPWaldon

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Where is Efren in all of this? He won two years ago, and seems to always go to the 8-Ball WCs. ...is he a no show?
 
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