World Pool Masters Prize Fund Increases To $125,000 And China Returns

  • Essex, England to host from May 10-13
  • Prize Fund increased to $125,000
  • Zheng Xiao Huai to become the first Chinese player at a Matchroom event since 2019 

The prize fund for the World Pool Masters 2023 will increase to $125,000 with the winner now see to take home $40,000 as China return on the international stage in Nineball for the first time since 2019 from May 10-13 at the Brentwood Centre, Essex in England.

Already, the top 14 on the Nineball World Rankings after the World Pool Championship have qualified underlining the importance of the ranking system first introduced by Matchroom at the start of 2021 with Joshua Filler set to be seeded as number one after beating Lo Ho Sum in last year’s final 9-6:

1 Joshua Filler Germany
2 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz Spain
3 Shane Van Boening USA
4 Mario He Austria
5 Albin Ouschan Austria
6 Jayson Shaw Great Britain
7 Wiktor Zielinski Poland
8 Max Lechner Austria
9 Alexander Kazakis Greece
10 Ko Pin Yi Chinese Taipei
11 Fedor Gorst
12 Niels Feijen Netherlands
13 Mohammad Soufi Syria
14 Eklent Kaci Albania

China’s Zheng Xiao Huai becomes the first wild card with one more to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets for pool’s most historic invitational start from only £10 with fans able to soak in all four days of action for just £60. Tickets will go on priority sale to Matchroom Pool Club members on Monday, 20 February with general sale to follow Tuesday, 21 February. Sign up for priority sale here.

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  1. This field, in my view, is the strongest we have ever seen at the WPM, and escalates the event to a new level. There will be no easy draws here, and the addition of Zheng is just wonderful. Matchroom’s merit-based invitation methodology is producing some of the greatest fields in the history of our sport. Bravo Matchroom.

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