World Rankings

World Rankings

2022 Rankings
1 Shane Van Boening (USA)
2 Albin Ouschan (AUT)
3 Joshua Filler (GER)
4 David Alcaide (ESP)
5 Carlo Biado (PHI)
6 Aloysius Yapp (SGP)
7 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)
8 Alexander Kazakis (GRE)
9 Max Lechner (AUT)
10 Chang Jung-Lin (TPE)
11 Naoyuki Oi (JPN)
12 Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)
13 Abdullah Alyousef (KUW)
14 Ko Ping Chung (TPE)
15 Mario He (AUT)
16 Omar Al-Shaheen (KUW)
17 Ko Pin-Yi (TPE)
18 Jayson Shaw (GBR)
19 Niels Feijen (NED)
20 Skyler Woodward (USA)
21 Eklent Kaçi (ALB)
22 Denis Grabe (EST)
23 Chang Yu-Lung (TPE)
24 Wiktor Zielinski (POL)
25 Dennis Orcollo (PHI)
26 Wu Jiaqing (CHN)
27 Liu Haitao (CHN)
28 Mieszko Fortunski (POL)
29 Marc Bijsterbosch (NED)
30 John Morra (CAN)
31 Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL)
32 Thorsten Hohmann (GER)
Live (2023) Rankings
1 Shane Van Boening (USA)
$ 86,400
2 Joshua Filler (GER)
$ 69,720
3 Albin Ouschan (AUT)
$ 61,800
4 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)
$ 57,720
5 Mario He (AUT)
$ 35,365
6 Alexander Kazakis (GRE)
$ 30,570
7 Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)
$ 23,390
8 Wiktor Zielinski (POL)
$ 22,320
9 Jayson Shaw (GBR)
$ 22,205
10 Abdullah Alyousef (KUW)
$ 21,550
11 Ko Pin Yi (TPE)
$ 20,926
12 Eklent Kaçi (ALB)
$ 19,590
13 Niels Feijen (NED)
$ 19,070
14 David Alcaide (ESP)
$ 16,400
15 Max Lechner (AUT)
$ 16,020
16 Jose Alberto Delgado (ESP)
$ 15,080
17 Ronald Regli (SUI)
$ 14,900
18 Dimitri Jungo (SUI)
$ 14,525
19 Mieszko Fortunski (POL)
$ 14,310
20 Darren Appleton (GBR)
$ 14,000
21 John Morra (CAN)
$ 13,600
22 Naoyuki Oi (JPN)
$ 13,544
23 Denis Grabe (EST)
$ 13,320
24 Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL)
$ 13,190
25 Thorsten Hohmann (GER)
$ 13,140
26 Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BOS)
$ 12,910
27 Marc Bijsterbosch (NED)
$ 12,830
28 Wojcjech Szewczyk (POL)
$ 12,700
29 Jonas Souto Comino (ESP)
$ 11,830
30 Aleksa Pecelj (SRB)
$ 11,420
31 Tomasz Kaplan (POL)
$ 10,710
32 Daniel Maciol (POL)
$ 10,340

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FAQs


Find out using our event information booklet

Ranking tournaments on the Matchroom Nineball World Rankings contribute to a player’s position on the 2023 rankings which will take shape after every ranking event in 2022.

Prize money will be added to a player’s position on the rankings. For example, if a player wins $50,000 in a Ranking Event, that $50,000 will be added to the players earnings on the rankings and be reflect in position.

The Matchroom Nineball Pool World Rankings are open to any tournament recognised by Matchroom and given Matchroom’s approval and from 2023, WPA’s sanction. Find out by checking the full schedule above.

Events fit into the below categories

Event Status (subject to change and review on a yearly basis)

  • Blue Ribbon > $300,000 +
  • Major Events > $150,000 – $299,999
  • Ranking Events > Up to $149,999

You can enter open tournaments ran by Matchroom Nineball on our website. You will be able to enter when the ‘Enter’ button is shown next to events on the schedule above. Keep an eye out on Matchroom Pool social pages for when entries open.

Email us at Pool@Matchroom.com – we’d love to speak.

Selection Process

For the first time, the Live Nineball World Rankings will come into play, with three players from each side who will qualify on order of merit from the Nineball World Rankings. The Live Nineball World Rankings are updated after every event recognised by the Nineball World Rankings Schedule this year and are still poised to grow further. The final two players from each side will be wild cards.

The Cutoff

The top player from each team from the Live Nineball World Rankings will be selected after the conclusion of the 2022 European Open Pool Championship at Hotel Esperanto Fulda, August 9-14 2022.

A further two players for each team will then be taken off the Live Nineball World Rankings after the conclusion of the 2022 US Open Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City from October 10-15 2022.

Both Team Europe and the USA will then have two wild card picks each as selected by the two respective captains Alex Lely and Jeremy Jones.

A select committee consisting of members outside of Matchroom was gathered to decide on the Top 32 with eight players also recognised as top up players for upcoming tournaments. They are sanctioned by World Pool-Billiard Association.

Yes, tournaments that are drawn using seedings will be seeded by position on the Matchroom Nineball World rankings.