WPA World Eight-ball Championship
SportPool
Founded2004
FounderWorld Pool-Billiard Association
Most recent
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 Host Final Semifinalists
Winner Score Runner-up
2004  United Arab Emirates Philippines
Efren Reyes
11–4 Philippines
Marlon Manalo
Philippines
Francisco Bustamante
Philippines
Alex Pagulayan
2005 Chinese Taipei
Wu Jiaqing
11–5 Netherlands
Nick van den Berg
Philippines
Francisco Bustamante
Netherlands
Niels Feijen
2007 Philippines
Ronnie Alcano
11–8 Philippines
Dennis Orcollo
Netherlands
Niels Feijen
Philippines
Joven Bustamante
2008 Germany
Ralf Souquet
13–9 Philippines
Ronnie Alcano
Sweden
Marcus Chamat
Philippines
Dennis Orcollo
2010 England
Karl Boyes
13–12 Netherlands
Niels Feijen
Russia
Ruslan Chinachov
England
Darren Appleton
2011 Philippines
Dennis Orcollo
10–3 Netherlands
Niels Feijen
Spain
David Alcaide
England
Darren Appleton
2012 Chinese Taipei
Chang Jung-lin
11–6 Chinese Taipei
Fu Che-wei
England
Chris Melling
China
Liu Haitao

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 Jiaqing  China 1 0 1

Wheelchair champions

Year Winner
2003 Sweden Henrik Larsson
2004 Belgium Kurt Deklerck
2003 Austria Emil Schranz

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. ^ "World Pool-Billiard Association". Archived from the original on 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2016-10-16.