Matchroom Sport Announces 2005 World Pool Championship Qualification Criteria

For 2005 and beyond, Matchroom Sport, in association with the WPA, is implementing a brand new system to determine who gets to play in the annual WPA World Pool Championship for Men.

Loosely based on the system used in golf's Majors, the purpose of this category classification is to give all serious pool players in the world a fair opportunity to compete in the World Pool Championship.

The major differences from previous years are that continental associations do not have a set allocation of players, and that it is possible for players to qualify in territories other than their home one.

This is to reward success and achievement and to recognise the global nature of tournament pool.

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