Tony Drago and Alex Pagulayan are the latest former World Pool Masters winners to join the line-up of champions for the tournament’s 25th anniversary this March 2-4 at Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar.
Malta’s Drago won the title in 2003, defeating Taiwanese player Hui-kai Hsia in the final, having beaten the likes of Earl Strickland, Nick van den Berg and Pagulayan earlier in the competition.
Pagulayan, a former World 9-ball Champion, lifted the Masters trophy in 2008 after winning a thrilling final 8-6 against Mika Immonen in Las Vegas. The Candadian had previously been a finalist in 2006 but lost 8-4 to six-time Masters champion Ralf Souquet on that occasion.
With former winners returning for the 25th World Pool Masters, the tournament is set to boast its most star-studded field ever with the likes of Earl Strickland, Darren Appleton and Shane van Boening already confirmed and more big names still to be announced.
Tickets for the 25th World Pool Masters are on sale now priced £7-12 per session with season tickets available for just £34.99 at www.buytickets.gi.
The World Pool Masters will be broadcast live for 20 hours in total on Sky Sports in the UK and on networks around the world. The World Pool Masters is sponsored by the following suppliers: RASSON (tables), IWAN SIMONIS (Simonis cloth), SALUC (Aramith balls), PREDATOR (cues) and ULTIMATE TEAM GEAR (clothing).