Draw and schedule set for 22nd World Pool Masters

Dennis Orcollo takes Francisco Bustamante's place
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.
The Draw
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)