World Pool Masters 2024 | WNT Event Guide

World Pool Masters 2024 | WNT Event Guide

The 30th Anniversary of World Pool Masters will be held between April 25th – 28th from Halle39 in Hildesheim, Germany, in partnership with local organiser Moltke Sports and host broadcaster Sky Sports.

We’ve put together the below guide with all the information you need to know ahead of the event!



Dates: April 25-28 2024
Venue: Halle39, Schinkelstraße 7, 31137 Hildesheim, Germany 



World Pool Masters sees the top 14 WNT players, plus two additional wild cards, battle it out to be crowned champion. The top 8 players are set to play the remaining players in a ‘seeded vs unseeded’ opening round.


SEEDED (In WNT Rank Order)

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz – 2023 World Pool Champion and WNT #1

Fedor Gorst – 2023 US Open runner-up

Shane Van Boening – Premier League Pool 2024 Champion

Ko Ping Chung – 2023 US Open Champion

Joshua Filler – 2018 World Pool Champion

Jayson Shaw – 2023 Hanoi Open Pool Champion

Albin Ouschan – Two-time World Pool Champion

David Alcaide – 2023 European Open Pool Champion


Mario He – Two-time World Cup of Pool Champion

Aloysius Yapp – 2023 International Open 9-Ball Championship

Wiktor Zielinski – 2022 Euro Tour Lasko Open Champion

Ko Pin Yi – Defending 2023 World Pool Master

Max Lechner – 2022 World Pool Championship Quarter-finalist

Eklent Kaçi – 2023 UK Open Champion

Duong Quoc Hoang (Wildcard)

James Aranas (Wildcard)



World Pool Masters has a total prize fund of $125,000 with the below breakdown:

Winner – $40,000

Runner-Up – $20,000

Semi-finalists (x2) – $10,500

Quarter-finalists (x4) – $6,000

Last 16 (x8) – $2,500



Spectators will be able to catch the action live from Halle39 throughout the week, with weekday tickets available from €15 and weekend/final tickets available from €30.

Hospitality tickets, which include first-class seats, dinner, drinks, and the chance to meet the stars are available from €150 too.



  • Opening round ties (April 25th-26th) will be Race to 9 in a ‘seeded vs unseeded” match format.
  • Winners of the opening round will enter the quarter finals for a race to 10 (April 27th)
  • The final day (April 28th) will begin with a race to 11 for the semi-finals, and then a race to 13 for the final in the afternoon.
  • Matchroom break box, magic-racking, and winner breaks will be in action across the event.



World Pool Masters is set to be played from Thursday 25th April to Sunday 28th April (all times are local).

WPM Round One (Seedings in brackets):

April 25th 6pm

  1. Joshua Filler (5) vs Eklent Kaci (14)
  2. Albin Ouschan (7) vs Max Lechner (13)
  3. Jayson Shaw (6) vs Aloysius Yapp (10)

April 26th 12pm

  1. David Alcaide (8) vs Ko Pin Yi (12)
  2. Ko Ping Chung (4) vs Wiktor Zielinski (11)


  1. Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (1) vs James Aranas (16)
  2. Fedor Gorst (2) vs Mario He (9)
  3. Shane Van Boening (3) vs Duong Quoc Hoang (15)



The only way to track all matches across the World Pool Masters, as well as the latest scores, seeded draws and fixtures at Matchroom events, is through the WNT Live Scoring site.

Event coverage begins at the upcoming World Pool Masters held at Halle39 in Hildesheim, Germany between April 25th to April 28th 2024 with fans able to follow the action here.



Coverage of World Pool Masters will be live across the following broadcasters, including on Matchroom.Live and YouTube.

  • Sky Sports – UK & Ireland
  • Sky Network – New Zealand
  • DAZN – USA & Brazil
  • Viaplay – Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, & Norway
  • AMC Network – Hungary
  • Nova – Czechia & Slovakia
  • Sportklub – Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
  • Reddentes – Indonesia & Chinese Taipei
  • Starhub – Singapore
  • VCT – Vietnam
  • Fox Sports – Australia

All other territories can watch coverage of the table action through You can sign up for a monthly pass from 4.99 here.



The World Nineball Tour’s official Clothing partner Onboard Sportswear will be on hand at World Pool Masters with an exclusive line of merchandise available to spectators.

From Event Jerseys and Training Jackets to Graphic Tees, shop the full range here.



You can keep track of all the action as it unfolds across Matchroom Pool’s social media channels. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X, TikTok and YouTube.



Matchroom and the World Nineball Tour are proud to partner with the below sponsors for World Pool Masters:


Host Partners

Moltke Sports

Nineball Europe

Official Cue, Case, & Rest Partner


Official Cloth Partner


Official Table Partner

RASSON Billiards

Official Billiard Ball Partner


Official Chalk, Tip and Glove Partner


Official Template Rack Partner

Magic Ball Rack

Official Clothing Partner

Onboard Sportswear





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