World Cup of Pool

World Cup of Pool: A June Centrepiece

Mid-June means one thing to pool fans the world over – the 2017 World Cup of Pool.  The contest will take place at York Hall in London from June 13 to June 18, and it is shaping up to be a powerhouse of an event. The schedule has been announced, and it is expected that competition will be of the highest level, as the best players in the world – 32 two-man teams – vie for the top prize of $60,000, part of an overall prize fund of $250,000.
This year – the 11th for the competition – will see the Chinese Taipei team trying to be the first side to successfully defend the championship, having won in 2016 in grand style. It has been announced that 12BET are the sponsors of this year’s World Cup of Pool, which will be produced by Matchroom Sport Television and broadcast live on stations around the world. A spokesman for 12BET says, “We are pleased to be sponsoring the 12BET World Cup of Pool, giving us a perfect opportunity to connect with cue sports fans around the globe.”
The Schedule is Action Packed
The schedule for the event, with six matches per day, is as follows (rankings are in parentheses):
Tuesday, June 13, 12.30 pm:

  • Germany (14) v South Africa
  • Russia (15) v Malaysia
  • Canada (8) v Australia

Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm:

  • Spain (12) v Romania
  • Scotland (7) v New Zealand
  • England A (4) v India

Wednesday, June 14, 12:30 pm:

  • Poland (16) v Greece
  • Finland (13) v Norway
  • Chinese Taipei (1) v Kuwait

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 pm:

  • Japan (9) v Thailand
  • Philippines (11) v Qatar
  • England B (10) v Indonesia

Thursday, June 15, 12:30 pm:

  • China (3) v Portugal
  • Holland (6) v Hong Kong
  • Austria (2) v Sweden

Thursday, June 15, 6:30 pm:

  • USA (5) v Singapore
  • Japan / Thailand v Canada / Australia (second-round match
  • Finland / Norway v England A / India (second-round match)

Friday, June 16, 12:30 pm (second-round matches):

  • Chinese Taipei / Kuwait v Poland / Greece
  • China / Portugal v Germany / South Africa
  • Russia / Malaysia v Austria / Sweden

Friday, June 16, 6:30 pm (second-round matches):

  • Philippines / Qatar v Holland / Hong Kong
  • Scotland / New Zealand v England B / Indonesia
  • USA / Singapore v Spain / Romania

Saturday, June 17, 1:30 pm:

  • First quarterfinal
  • Second quarterfinal

Saturday, June 17, 6:30 pm:

  • Third quarterfinal
  • Fourth quarterfinal

Sunday, June 18, 1:30 pm

  • First semi-final
  • Second semi-final

 Sunday, June 18, 6:30 pm

  • The Final

Place a World Cup of Pool Wager with Ease Online
The format of the event is single-elimination style, i.e., losing teams are eliminated immediately, while teams that win go on to the next level. For betting opportunities, it is easy and convenient to go online, and many a wise pool aficionado will attest to the fact that 2017 World Cup Of Pool betting odds at William Hill are unbeatable. The Chinese Taipei team is looking like good, but so are the sides from England (one of the two representing the UK) and the Philippines.  For six days in June, cue into the World Cup of Pool.

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