WPA World Eight-ball Championship
SportPool
Founded2004
FounderWorld Pool-Billiard Association
Ceased2012 (dormant since)
Last
champion(s)
Chang Jung-lin
(2012)
Related
competitions
Nine-ball, Ten-ball
Official websitewpapool.com

The WPA World Eight-ball Championship was a professional eight-ball pool tournament sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), contested from 2004 to 2012 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.[1][2] After not being held for several years, it was announced by the WPA that the championship would return in 2017, to be held at the Olympic Centre in Jinan, China.[3] However, that event did not occur, and the championship has remained dormant since its 2012 edition.

Winners

See also: List of world eight-ball champions

Year Winner Runner-up Score Ref.
2004 Philippines Efren Reyes Philippines Marlon Manalo 11–4 [4]
2005 China Wu Jia-qing Netherlands Nick van den Berg 11–5 [5]
2006 Not held
2007 Philippines Ronnie Alcano Philippines Dennis Orcollo 11–8
2008 Germany Ralf Souquet Philippines Ronnie Alcano 13–9 [6]
2009 Not held
2010 England Karl Boyes Netherlands Niels Feijen 13–12 [7]
2011 Philippines Dennis Orcollo Netherlands Niels Feijen 10–3 [8]
2012 Chinese Taipei Chang Jung-lin Chinese Taipei Fu Che-wei 11–6 [9]

Top performers

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Semi-final
or better
1 Dennis Orcollo  Philippines 1 1 3
2 Ronnie Alcano  Philippines 1 1 2
3 Chang Jung-Lin  Chinese Taipei 1 0 1
Efren Reyes  Philippines 1 0 1
Karl Boyes  England 1 0 1
Ralf Souquet  Germany 1 0 1
Wu Jia-qing  China 1 0 1

References

  1. ^ "World 8 Ball Pool Championship 2007 Fujairah". World8BallChampionship.com. WPA. March 2007. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ "World 8-Ball Championship - Men - Fujaira UAE - 19-26 Feb 2011". WPA-Pool.com. World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2016-10-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Marlon Manalo vs Efren Reyes - 2004 World 9-ball Championship on YouTube
  5. ^ "Wu Chia Ching clinches thrilling victory". Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  6. ^ "Alcano loses World 8-Ball crown to Souquet". abs-cbnnews.com. ABS-CBN Corporation. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  7. ^ Jerry Forsyth (April 10, 2010). "World 8-Ball Finals". AzBilliards.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  8. ^ WPA Staff (February 26, 2011). "Orcullo Wins". AzBilliards.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  9. ^ "WPA 8-Ball Champions". World Pool-Billiard Association. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.