Breaking News - World Cup Of Pool 
Matchroom Press Release

Here are the remaining 16 teams that will compete in this years World Cup Of Pool


Following yesterday’s announcement of the European contingent for the 2017 World Cup of Pool, the rest of the field can now be revealed. With ten teams from Asia and six from around the rest of the world, some of the biggest names in the game will be coming to the York Hall in London to contest the $250,000 prize fund.

They include defending champions, Ko Pin Yi and Chang Yu Lung of Chinese Taipei, as well as former World Pool Champion Wu Jiaqing who shocked the pool world winning as a 16 year-old in 2005. He teams up Dang Jinhu to represent China.

Elsewhere, Shane VanBoening is chasing his second World Cup of Pool title, this time in the company of Sky Woodward, and under-the-radar Filipinos Johann Gonzales Chua and Carlo Biado will offer a fierce challenge.

The remaining teams are:

China – Wu Jiaqing / Dang Jinhu

Chinese Taipei – Ko Pin Yi / Chang Yu Lung

Hong Kong – Andrew Kong / Lo Ho Sum

India – Raj Hundal / Amar Kang

Indonesia – Irsal Afrinneza Nasution / Muhammad Bewi Simajuntak

Japan – Naoyuki Oi / Hayato Hijikata

Malaysia – Kok Jken Yung & Muhammad Almie

Philippines – Carlo Biado / Johann Gonzales Chua

Singapore – Toh Lian Han and Aloysius Yapp

Thailand – Amnuayporn Chotipong / Tanut Makkamont ree

Australia – Justin Campbell / Michael Cacciola

Canada – Alex Pagulayan / John Morra (TBC)

Kuwait – Bader Al Alawi / Mohammad Saleh Al Kashawi

New Zealand – Matthew Edwards / Toar Dotulong

South Africa – David Anderson / Francois Ellis

USA – Shane Van Boening / Skyler Woodward

Commencing on Tuesday June 13 and culminating with the final on the evening of Sunday 18, the event will be played to a single elimination format over six days with two sessions a day. There are 31 matches in total.

The draw will be announced on Monday 8th May.

Tickets are on sale now at priced at just £10.00 per evening session (Tuesday to Sunday) and £8.00 per weekend afternoon session. Tuesday to Friday afternoons are free. A season ticket covering all sessions is priced at £60.00.

The World Cup of Pool will carry a $250,000 prize fund including $60,000 for the champions. The event will be produced by Matchroom Sport Television and televised live on Sky Sports as well as other stations around the world. It is then syndicated internationally as 31 x 1 hour programmes.

Congratulations to Justin Bergman he wins the Upper West Midway 8 Ball not only did he put Shane on the B Side but then beat him in the finals after an amazing first set that Justin led 11 - 3 and ended up losing 15 - 14 , in the second set he kept it together after leading 11 - 6 Shane went on a run and was breaking down 10 - 11 and scratched on the break , Justin proceeded to run out the set and won 15 - 10

Corey Deuel finished 3rd

Congratulations to Tyler Styer for winning the ten ball event. Came back and double dipped Michael Perrone Jr. in the championship match.

 — with Shane VanBoening.
Breaking News Worlds # 1 wins the World Snooker title!

Congratulations Mark Selby he defends his world title , only the 4th player to do so in the 40 years of play at the Crucible final score Mark Selby 18 - John Higgins 15 . 

Down 10 - 4 yesterday and then winning the last 3 frames was huge and it carried over to today 

Mark Selby winning his third world title in just the last 4 years picks up a check worth 375,000 British Pound Sterling , John wins 160,000 British Pound
Breaking News - World Cup Of Pool Returns To London 
June 13th-18th
White Diamonds

Nice draw 128 players and Sky Woodward and Josh Roberts play each other first rd


White Diamonds Famed Calcutta

Billy Thorpe breaks the record and goes for $8,700.

Does anyone know of a player being ever sold for more in any Calcutta? I know that SVB has gone for over $7,000 in the past.

A Message From Shannon Daulton

Well after a day of reflection, I just want to express how happy and proud I am of the Dixie Land Classic!!!! This event turned out almost exactly as I had wished. The tournament was designed for the players! The talent that was in Cue Time this week was absolutely unreal! 
I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to my comrades who came to support the event. You guys really put on a terrific show! Also, a BIG THANKS to every player and all of the pool FANS who showed up to support and enjoy the event, I hope each and everyone of you enjoyed the action this week!!! I cannot say enough about Dayne Miller. He was an absolute huge part in all of the success of this event!! He worked endless hours leading up to, and during this event. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! Secondly, none of this wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for Chad Stark, owner of Cue Time. He gave us a blank canvas and said here go to work!!! Thank you for having faith in us & giving us the opportunity to put together a first class event. I hope you enjoyed the show!! Hats off to the staff for taking care of everyone! Thank you for the countless hours of hardwork!
I can't even say what a lifesaver that Steve McDonald was for coming and lending us his expertise & help directing this tournament.
You were invaluable, my friend!!!
Wow, what a show and broadcast that our buddy Ray Hansen with did on getting this event broadcast across the country. It was a great show, my friend!
With a little over $65,000 paid out for everything this week, I am honored to have brought the GSBT into Cue Time and produced such numbers from top to bottom!! Great shooting to the Dixieland 2017 Champion, Roberto Gomez!! You played some incredible pool all the way through this event!!
Also to my buddy, Sky Woodward. I know how bad you wanted this event. You played great the entire tournament also and congratulations on a job well done!
Again, just a Huge Thank You to everyone involved. I know I forgot someone...I apologize in advance.

Breaking News From West Monroe, Louisiana

Scotty Townsend Memorial

Congratulations to Dennis Orcollo as he continues his stellar play and snags two out of three titles that being the Ten Ball Ring Game and the 9 ball title

Dennis remained unbeaten in a field of 128 in the Nine ball event and had to be beaten twice by Sky Woodward, Sky fell short losing the first set 9 - 8

Dennis went for an insane $8,000 in the 9 Ball Calcutta but it reaped huge rewards as first place was $30,000 in the first Calcutta and $10,300 in the second Calcutta . First place for the tournament its self was $3,800.00

Collectively the first four picks in 9 Ball went for over $26,000 and the total in Calcutta 1 was just over $86,000

Sky Woodward went for $4800

Ramil Gallego finished 3rd and went for only $1k in the Calcutta

In the One Pocket event Billy Thorpe edged Shane VanBoening and pocketed $10,000 for first and $15,000 was disbursed for first place in the Calcutta

All in all the four Calcuttas blew the doors 
 off by going well over $160,000

Who says no money in pool lol

Tournament and Calcutta payouts below courtesy of Pool Action Tv

Breaking News From Joy ($150K First Place)

I was at the press conference in January in China when Joy announced next years first place would be approximately $150K USD, like many I was a tad skeptical well folks its 100 percent factual, outside of snooker and not since the IPT this amount becomes the largest first place prize currently in any pool event around the world surpassing most by more then $100,000 USD .

Joy earlier this received over 300 Million CNY from major sponsors to invest , promote and give back to the game .

If this doesn't make room owners around the world want to go out and buy a table , host events as well as pool players shifting their sights on this amazing discipline then I don't know what will as the 2018 Joy Masters Champion in January will walk away with an incredible $150,000 USD .

This past January 2017 Gareth Potts won approx $45,000 USD

Practice up players because ITS ON!