WPA Sanctions Appleton’s World 8-Ball Series

The World Pool-Billiard Association is delighted to announce that ia decision has been made to sanction the 2017 World 8-Ball Series that will be promoted and organised by leading professional player and former world champion, Darren Appleton. The series will consist of three preliminary tournaments and a final event. To qualify for the final a player must have competed in a minimum of one of the preliminary events, otherwise be required to pay a higher entry fee. Each round will feature two tournaments, a main event and a challenge event.

WPA President Ian Anderson said that the WPA were pleased to be associated with Darren and his series of events. This is a great initiative shown by a leading player trying to promote the sport through some extra effort. Promoting tournaments is often a thankless task, but Darren has been around long enough to be aware of this. “I’m confident that Darren will get tremendous support as his events have a great format and he is most highly respected by his peers. If having the WPA involved to help increase the appeal of these events, then we’re happy to do so”, Anderson said. The WPA will award ranking points equivalent to WPA member events for each of the main rounds.

Dates for the events are;
1. January 14 - 17
2. April 4 - 7
3. July 12 - 15
4. September 27 - October 1