We’re delighted to reveal the full field for the 2022 World Pool Championship taking place from next Wednesday, 6 April to Sunday, 10 April at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
The best 128 in the world have been invited and will compete for a new bumper prize fund of $325,000 and $60,000 first place.
The Nineball World Rankings will structure and seed the event, with 64 players seeded as follows:
- Top 40 off the 2022 Nineball World Rankings
- 24 determined by the WPA Rankings
Fans will be able to see the draw for the opening round tomorrow on the Matchroom Pool Facebook page from 5 pm UK time here.
Focussing on transparency, Matchroom is committed to delivering a seamless entry system with the structure of invites for the World Pool Championship set out as below
Total Field: 128
- 50 World Pool-Billiard Association Invites
- 1-40 ranked players on Nineball World Rankings not otherwise invited by WPA
- 15 WPA Women Allocations
- Up to 20 further WPA Allocations
- Top 16 2021 World Pool Championship
- Top 16 2021 US Open Pool Championship
- WPA Ranking below 32
- Matchroom Invitations
If a player fits into more than one category, the first category they fit into is where the invite will be taken from. With the Matchroom Nineball World Rankings only launching earlier this year, we aim to work to 50 WPA allocations and the remaining 78 from the Nineball World Rankings in future years.
As part of Matchroom’s commitment to the global recognition of Nineball as the primary discipline of pool worldwide, the World Pool Championship will see prize money increase from $250,000 to $325,000 with the winner now taking home a record $60,000, the largest winners’ cheque in Nineball.
Tickets are on sale now to get up close and enjoy action across all 17 tables from only £20 for the day and £100 for the whole week.
For the first time, fans can also enjoy the VIP experience for the semi-finals and final for only £150 with canapes on arrival, free programme, a two-course meal between the sessions plus an open private bar for ten hours along with a premium front three row seat to soak in the action.