World Cup of Pool


The 2018 World Cup of Pool will take place at Luwan Arena, Shanghai from Tuesday, May 15 until Sunday, May 20.


Bringing together the world’s best players in 32 two-man teams, the World Cup of Pool is one of 9-ball’s biggest events with a prize fund of $250,000.


Austria are the defending champions having defeated USA in the final in London last year, while hosts China will be hoping to recapture the title they have previously won in 2007 and 2010. Details of the 32 teams and information regarding tickets will be announced shortly.


Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled that the World Cup of Pool will take place in Shanghai, bringing 64 of the sport’s very best players to China.


“The World Cup is one of the stand out events in the 9-ball calendar and will be broadcast live across China and on Sky Sports in the UK alongside our usual broadcast partners around the world. Austria are the defending champions but China is a pool powerhouse and we know the host nation will be among the favourites to win this great event.”


Further details regarding the World Cup of Pool will be announced in due course at  and across social media channels.


2018 World Cup of Pool is sponsored by Iwan Simonis who supply the cloth and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue of the event.


Media Manager at Matchroom Sports which has become one of the world's largest suppliers of sports programming over the past two decades. Matchroom Sport is one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, which organizes multiple pool events including the Mosconi Cup, the World Cup of Pool and the World Pool Masters.

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