World 9 Ball Championship 2017 (9-14 Dec) ,Doha- Winner $30K

spartan

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Main event of biggest pool tournament in world starts tomorrow 9 Dec in Doha, Qatar. Qualifiers stage are over and main event will be 2 stages. First stage is group stage double elimination- 16 groups of 8 playing a race-to-9, alternate break. Four players from each group will go into second stage Single Elimination KO, race to 11, alternate break
The final on 14 Dec will be race-to-13 final

Links to brackets, format
http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/w9bc_2017.php

Results of completed qualifiers http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/show_results.php

News
http://philboxing.com/news/story-133070.html

Players list http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/show_list_players4.php

Live Streams
http://www.esnooker.pl/live/en/video_new.php?stol=1

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAYFkUAjCBNpdwnzrJhIhQA

All the big names are here. Notable absentees are Shane, Orcullo, NVB, Bergman, Dechaine and the other USA MC players
Good news is this year it seems all tables will be streamed

:D
 

skip100

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Pretty shocking that Shane is not making an attempt to win the (only?) major title he's missing.
 

Joe_Jaguar

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Main event of biggest pool tournament in world starts tomorrow 9 Dec in Doha, Qatar. Qualifiers stage are over and main event will be 2 stages. First stage is group stage double elimination- 16 groups of 8 playing a race-to-9, alternate break. Four players from each group will go into second stage Single Elimination KO, race to 11, alternate break
The final on 14 Dec will be race-to-13 final

Links to brackets, format
http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/w9bc_2017.php

Results of completed qualifiers http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/show_results.php

News
http://philboxing.com/news/story-133070.html

Players list http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/show_list_players4.php

Live Streams
http://www.esnooker.pl/live/en/video_new.php?stol=1

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAYFkUAjCBNpdwnzrJhIhQA

All the big names are here. Notable absentees are Shane, Orcullo, NVB, Bergman, Dechaine and the other USA MC players
Good news is this year it seems all tables will be streamed

:D

Looks like other than Shaw all the UK players are skipping it too.
 

AtLarge

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So all of the Mosconi Cup Team Europe guys except Van den Berg will play, but none of Team USA. USA's only players are Hunter Lombardo and Robert Hart.
 

pt109

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I'm disappointed that SVB is not entered....
...2 Americans entered...3 Canucks....this math aint right.
 

RiverCity

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I'm disappointed that SVB is not entered....
...2 Americans entered...3 Canucks....this math aint right.

$1200 x 5 = $6000 in round trip airfare
$100 x 5 = $500 a night in hotel stays
$50 x 5 = $250 daily incidentals
0% chance of winning tournament

Math seems right to me...... :duck:
 

Swighey

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The math sure ain't right - how the hell the WPA let Qatar, which can pay through the nose, get this event so cheap is a wee bit boggling.
 

pt109

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The math sure ain't right - how the hell the WPA let Qatar, which can pay through the nose, get this event so cheap is a wee bit boggling.

I agree....way too cheap...and there's trouble in that area now.
 

snucar

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Nikos Ekonomopoulos, Aloysius Yapp, Mario He, Raj Hundal and all the Italians(Petroni, Murratore, Corrieri) are missing too. Shane not entering is shocking, I really don't understand this choice. And the UK players. Is there some sort of boycott going on? Still a super tough field, very excited about it!

Thank goodness that all matches will be streamed, after last year's fiasco!
 
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hang-the-9

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30K to the winner of the "world championship"? There are bar box events that were in that range if you count the calcutta.

The first place prize was 2-3 times higher in the 2000s LOL

WPA is slipping a bit.
 

GB Basher

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30K to the winner of the "world championship"? There are bar box events that were in that range if you count the calcutta.

The first place prize was 2-3 times higher in the 2000s LOL

WPA is slipping a bit.

If I remember right, the last Matchroom WC in possibly 2007 (?). Daryl Peach got $100k.
 

spartan

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Double Elimination Group stage

Brackets for Double Elimination Group stage is up
http://www.esnooker.pl/turnieje/2017/w9bc/en/show_drabinka_2KO.php?id_t=196

Some players who had to fight in qualifiers stage to get into this Double Elimination stage include Jeff Ignacio, Raymond Faraon, Hsieh Chia Chen,Yang, Chu Bingjie, Yukio, Toru

16 Groups of 8 players. 4 from each group go to next stage Single Elimination KO last 64

Top 10 Seeds:
1 Chang Jung Lin
2 Jayson Shaw
3 Albin Ouschan
4 Kevin Cheng
5 Ko Pin Yi
6 Ko Ping Chung
7 Carlo Biado
8 Dang Jing Hu
9 Jeff De Luna
10 Thorsten Hohmann

A few dozen players can win this whole thing
But my top 5 picks (not in order) are Wu, Ko Pin Yi, Shaw, Chang Jung Lin, Ouschan :D

First matches start 9 Dec (Sat) at 10am Doha Local time/ 2am ET/ 7am GMT. i.e. 14 hours from now
 
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