World Rankings

World Rankings


Derby City Classic 9-Ball Event
January 26-29, 2022
Derby City Classic 9-Ball EventKentucky, USA$75,000
Ranking Event
Premier League Pool
February 14-21, 2022
Premier League PoolStadium MK, Milton Keynes$100,000
EuroTour Lasko Open
February 26-28, 2022
EuroTour Lasko OpenLaško, Slovenia
Ranking Event
World Pool Championship
April 6-10, 2022
World Pool ChampionshipTBC$325,000, $500 ENTRY
Blue Ribbon
EuroTour Treviso Open
April 29-May 2, 2022
EuroTour Treviso OpenTreviso, Italy
Ranking Event
World Pool Masters
May 5-8, 2022
World Pool MastersEuropa Sports Complex, Gibraltar$100,000
UK Open Pool
May 17-22, 2022
UK Open PoolTBC$200,000, $250 ENTRY
Major Event
Sandcastle 9-Ball Open
June 3-5, 2022
Sandcastle 9-Ball OpenNew Jersey
Ranking Event
World Cup of Pool
June 13-18, 2022
World Cup of PoolBrentwood Centre$250,000
EuroTour St Johann im Pongau Open
June 24-27, 2022
EuroTour St Johann im Pongau OpenSalzburg, Austria
Ranking Event
EuroTour Petrich Open
August 6-8, 2022
EuroTour Petrich OpenPetrich, Bulgaria
Ranking Event
Kremlin Cup 2022
August 23-28, 2022
Kremlin Cup 2022Moscow, Russia
Ranking Event
Sandcastle 9-Ball Open
October 6-8, 2022
Sandcastle 9-Ball OpenNew Jersey, USA
Ranking Event
US Open Pool Championship
October 10-15, 2022
US Open Pool ChampionshipHarrahs Resort, Atlantic City$300,000, $750 ENTRY
Blue Ribbon
International Open
October 30-November 5, 2022
International OpenVirginia, USA
Ranking Event
European Open Pool
November 15-20, 2022
European Open PoolTBC, Germany$200,000, $250 ENTRY
Major Event
EuroTour Treviso Open
November 25-27, 2022
EuroTour Treviso OpenTreviso, Italy
Ranking Event
Mosconi Cup
November 30-December 3, 2022
Mosconi CupBallys Casino, Las Vegas$225,000

Matchroom 9 Ball World Pool Rankings

1 Albin Ouschan (AUT)
2 Carlo Biado (PHI)
3 David Alcaide (ESP)
4 Shane Van Boening (USA)
5 Max Lechner (AUT)
6 Aloysius Yapp (SIN)
7 Naoyuki Oi (JPN)
8 Ko Ping Chung (TPE)
9 Wu Jiaqing (CHN)
10 Joshua Filler (GER)
11 Eklent Kaçi (ALB)
12 Alexander Kazakis (GRE)
13 Chang Jung-Lin (TPE)
14 Liu Haitao (CHN)
15 Omar Al-Shaheen (KUW)
16 Ko Pin-Yi (TPE)
17 Jayson Shaw (SCO)
18 Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)
19 Skyler Woodward (USA)
20 Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (ESP)
21 Denis Grabe (EST)
22 Chang Yu-Lung (TPE)
23 Mieszko Fortunski (POL)
24 Dennis Orcollu (PHI)
25 Niels Feijen (NED)
26 Fedor Gorst (RUS)
27 Mario He (AUT)
28 Alex Pagulayan (CAN)
29 Marc Bijsterbosch (NED)
30 John Morra (CAN)
31 Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL)
32 Ralf Souquet (GER)


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.

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Three players on both Team Europe and USA will be taken from the 2023 Matchroom Nineball World Rankings with both teams getting two wild card picks. To feature on the rankings, you will need to be competing at ranking events recognised by the Matchroom Nineball World Rankings.

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.

The first look at the 2023 Rankings will come at the conclusion of the Derby City Classic Nineball tournament on January 26.