2014 PartyPoker World Pool Masters
Draw and schedule set for 22nd Masters
REIGNING PARTYPOKER World Pool Masters champion Niels Feijen begins his title defence against European No.8 Daniele Corrieri of Italy when the 22nd annual Masters takes place at the Portland Centre in Nottingham from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November.
With 16 top players from around the world, there are some exciting first round matches as the quest for the title, and the $20,000 top prize gets underway. 2009 champion and last year’s runner-up Darren Appleton faces 2008 winner Alex Pagulayan, while the Englishman’s World Cup of Pool partner Karl Boyes faces a potential banana-skin in Qatari danger man Waleed Majid.
Recent US Open champion Shane Van Boening faces Aussie youngster James Georgiadis while Dennis Orcollo, a replacement for Francisco Bustamante who is unable to travel, faces a tough one in world-class Englishman Chris Melling.
Other intriguing match-ups see double World 9 Ball champ Thorsten Hohmann face Greek Mosconi Cup star Nikos Ekonomopoulos while Mika Immonen takes on England’s Mark Gray.
Tickets are priced at a £10 for the evening sessions and £5 for the afternoon sessions with season tickets available for £25. Both prices include a booking fee.
Niels Feijen (HOL) (1) Daniele Corrieri (ITALY)
Karol Skowerski (POL) (8) Wang Can (CHINA)
Thorsten Hohmann (GER) (5) Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GREECE)
Darren Appleton (ENG) (4) Alex Pagulayan (CANADA)
Dennis Orcollo (PHI) (3) Chris Melling (ENGLAND)
Karl Boyes (ENG) (6) Waleed Majid (QATAR)
Shane Van Boening (USA) (2) James Georgiadis (AUSTRALIA)
Mika Immonen (FIN) (7) Mark Gray (ENGLAND)
Friday evening 19.00
Niels Feijen (HOL) (1) Daniele Corrieri (ITA)
Thorsten Hohmann (GER) (5) Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE)
Darren Appleton (ENG) (4) Alex Pagulayan (CAN)
Saturday afternoon 13.00
Karol Skowerski (POL) (8) Wang Can (CHI)
Dennis Orcollo (PHI) (3) Chris Melling (ENG)
Shane Van Boening (USA) (2) James Georgiadis (AUS)
Saturday evening 13.00
Karl Boyes (ENG) (6) Waleed Majid (QAT)
Mika Immonen (FIN) (7) Mark Gray (ENG)
Quarter Final 1
Sunday afternoon 13.00
Quarter Final 2
Quarter Final 3
Quarter Final 4
Sunday evening 13.00
Semi Final 1
Semi Final 2
The Masters will once again sport a $20,000 top prize, and the event will be produced by Matchroom Sport Television who will be making 15 x 1 hour programmes of the tournament for international syndication.
The 2014 PARTYPOKER World Pool Masters is sponsored by PartyPoker.com, one of the world’s leading online poker sites. The Official Table is by Diamond Billiards; Cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis; the Official Balls are Super Aramith and Predator is the Official Cue, Chalk and Rest.
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Matchroom Sport are 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, the World Pool Masters is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the Mosconi Cup.