(Doha, Qatar)–As the long, slow grind of this week-long World 9-ball championship wound its way through Day 2 & 3, perhaps the best way to try and understand where it’s all headed at this point is to listen to the words of defending champion Darren Appleton, after he won his opening match on Day 1.
The winner of the 2013 World 9-ball Championship receives $36,000. The runner up will pocket $18,000. The total prize fund is $250,000.
Schmidt looking to be the first man to repeat in 30 years while Cohen, Hohmann, and Ortmann going for their 2nd and 3rd World 14.1s
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19 year old Wang Can’s first ever 14.1 tournament has already yielded him an undefeated record including over Oliver Ortmann, 2x World Champion
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WOMEN’S WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP SET TO KICK OFF THIS WEEK 64 GREATS OF THE WOMEN’S GAME WILL CLASH IN HISTORIC SHENYANG, CHINA
Defending champion Kelly Fisher of Great Britain achieved her greatest triumph here last year,
That’s the intriguing scenario this week as the world’s best women pool players take center stage in the beautiful and historical city of Shenyang, China, as the 2013 WPA Women’s World 9-ball Championship gets underway with qualifiers August 6-8, and the main event August 9-12.
This is the 5th straight year that the Women’s World 9-ball Championship has taken place in Shenyang, which sits very near the border with North Korea. The city’s history goes back 2300 years and was once the very center of Chinese culture and society in the 1600’s, before Beijing emerged as the new capital.Â Today the bustling metropolis of nearly 8 million people is one ofÂ China’s key manufacturing hubs.Â The main attraction for visitors today is the sprawling grounds of the fascinating centuries old imperial palace