THE WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP | EVENT GUIDE
03.06.24

THE WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP | EVENT GUIDE

The 2024 World Pool Championship, the crown jewel of the World Nineball Tour, will take place at Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal City Sports Hall, Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3-8 June. 

In partnership with the Saudi Arabian Billiard & Snooker Federation (SABSF) and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Sport, this grand billiards tournament marks a significant milestone in the history of the WNT with a record-breaking prize fund of $1,000,000 at stake.

 

THE WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP

Dates: June 3-8, 2024

Venue: Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal City Sports Hall, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

PLAYERS

The World Pool Championship boasts an impressive field size of 128 competing players, representing over 40 different nationalities.

The prestigious tournament will feature the Top 100 World Nineball Tour professional pool players along with wildcard players from the host nation, Saudi Arabia, and from around the globe.

Selected players participating in the World Pool Championship:

  • Francisco Sanchez Ruiz – Defending Champion (Spain)
  • Ahmed Al Jabar (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jayson Shaw (Great Britain)
  • Aloysius Yapp (Singapore)
  • Waleed Albalkhi (Saudi Arabia0
  • Ko Ping Chung (Chinese Taipei)
  • Joshua Filler (Germany)
  • Duong Quoc Hoang (Vietnam)
  • Hamzaa Ali (Eritrea)
  • Fedor Gorst (USA)
  • Ali Al-Obaidli (Qatar)
  • Albin Ouschan (Austria)

 

PRIZEFUND 

The World Pool Championship has a record-breaking prize fund of $1,000,000 with the below breakdown:

Prize Money: Winner $250,000 (The highest ever on the World Nineball Tour)

Runner-Up:  $100,000

Semi-Finalists (x2): $50,000

Quarter Finalists (x4): $27,000

Last 16 (x8): $15,000

Last 32 (x16): $7,000

Last 64 (x32): $3,500

Losers Qualification (x32): $2,000

66th-97th (x32): $1,000

Highest break and run: $2,000

SPECTATOR TICKETS

Spectators will be able to catch the action live from the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal City Sports Hall in Jeddah throughout the week, with tickets available here.

 

SCHEDULE 

The World Pool Championship will take place from 3-8 June.

Day 1 | 7pm – 11:30pm

Day 2 – 4 | 1pm – 11:30pm

Day 5 – 6 | 12pm – 11:30pm

LIVE SCORING 

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

 

BROADCAST DETAILS 

The World Pool Championship will be broadcasted across the world, with fans able to catch the action in global regions like Europe, USA, Asia, Middle East, and North Africa.

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

  • Sky Sports – UK & Ireland
  • SSC 4 – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Shahid VIP Sports – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • MENA – Middle East and Northern Africa*
  • DAZN – USA, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and Japan.
  • AMC Network – Hungary
  • Fox Sports – Australia
  • Match TV – Russia & CIS territories
  • MNC Vision – Indonesia
  • Nova – Czech Republic & Slovakia
  • Premier – Philippines
  • Sky Network – New Zealand
  • Sportscast – Taiwan
  • Sportklub – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia
  • Starhub – Singapore
  • Viaplay – Baltics, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Poland, and Iceland
  • VCT – Vietnam

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

 

MERCHANDISE 

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

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

SOCIALS

You can keep track of all the action as it unfolds across Matchroom Pool’s social media channels. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and XTikTok and YouTube.

 

Official Partners

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Sport

The Saudi Arabian Billiards & Snooker Federation.

Supporting Partners

Nova Water

Al Habib Medical Group

Official Cue, Case, & Rest Partner 

Cuetec

Official Cloth Partner

Simonis

Official Table Partner

Rasson

Official Billiard Ball Partner

Aramith

Official Chalk, Tip and Glove Partner

Kamui

Official Template Rack Partner

Magic Ball Rack

Official Accommodation Partner

HotelPlanner

Official Clothing Partner

Onboard Sportswear

Sponsors and Partners