Schedule Announced for "Best World Cup Ever"
Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport
May 15, 2017

WITH JUST under one month to go before the 2017 World Cup of Pool gets underway at the York Hall, East London, the schedule of matches can be announced. Taking place from June 13-18, the World Cup of Pool features some of the best players in the world as 32 two-man teams from around the world battle it out for the $60,000 top prize.

 

There are six matches per day, with three in the afternoon session and three in the evening and all first and second round matches are a race to eight racks.

 

Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, “Looking down the list of teams and players, this could be the best World Cup ever. There are some great looking first round matches – England A v India is a stand-out – and I’m sure there will be plenty of shocks in the opening games.”

 

Tuesday 13th afternoon 12.30 3 x First Round Matches

 

Germany (14) v South Africa

Russia (15) v Malaysia

Canada (8) v Australia

 

Tuesday 13th evening 18.30 3 x First Round Matches

 

Spain (12) v Romania

Scotland (7) v New Zealand

England A (4) v India

 

Wednesday 14th afternoon 12.30 3 x First Round Matches

 

Poland (16) v Greece

Finland (13) v Norway

Chinese Taipei (1) v Kuwait

 

Wednesday 14th evening 18.30 3 x First Round Matches

 

Japan (9) v Thailand

Philippines (11) v Qatar

England B (10) v Indonesia

 

Thursday 15th afternoon 12.30 3 x First Round Matches

 

China (3) v Portugal

Holland (6) v Hong Kong

Austria (2) v Sweden

 

Thursday 15th evening 18.30 1 x First Round Matches & 2 x Second Round Matches

 

USA (5) v Singapore

Japan / Thailand v Canada / Australia

Finland / Norway v England A / India

 

Friday 16th afternoon 12.30 3 x Second Round Matches

 

Chinese Taipei / Kuwait v Poland / Greece

China / Portugal v Germany / South Africa

Russia / Malaysia v Austria / Sweden

 

Friday 16th evening 18.30 3 x Second Round Matches

 

Philippines / Qatar v Holland / Hong Kong

Scotland / New Zealand v England B / Indonesia

USA / Singapore v Spain / Romania

 

Saturday 17th afternoon 13.30

Quarter-Final 1

Quarter-Final 2

 

Saturday 17th evening 18.30

Quarter-Final 3

Quarter-Final 4

 

Sunday 18th afternoon 13.30

Semi-Final 1

Semi-Final 2

 

Sunday 18th evening 18.30

The Final

 

Commencing on Tuesday June 13 and culminating with the final on the evening of Sunday 18, the event will be played to a single elimination format over six days with two sessions a day. There are 31 matches in total.

 

Tickets are on sale now at www.matchroompool.com priced at just £10.00 per evening session (Tuesday to Sunday) and £8.00 per weekend afternoon session. Tuesday to Friday afternoons are free. A season ticket covering all sessions is priced at £60.00.

 

The World Cup of Pool will carry a $250,000 prize fund including $60,000 for the champions. The event will be produced by Matchroom Sport Television and televised live on Sky Sports as well as other stations around the world. It is then syndicated internationally as 31 x 1 hour programmes.

 

2017 WORLD CUP OF POOL is sponsored by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table; the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue and Chalk of the event.