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)
$ 71,400
2 Joshua Filler (GER)+1
$ 63,720
3 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)+4
$ 49,720
4 Albin Ouschan (AUT)-2
$ 31,800
5 Alexander Kazakis (GRE)+3
$ 26,770
6 Mario He (AUT)+9
$ 22,265
7 Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)+5
$ 21,190
8 Abdullah Alyousef (KUW)+5
$ 20,550
9 Wiktor Zielinski (POL)+15
$ 20,020
10 Eklent Kaçi (ALB)+11
$ 18,590
11 Jayson Shaw (GBR)+7
$ 18,205
12 Niels Feijen (NED)+7
$ 17,070
13 Max Lechner (AUT)-4
$ 14,020
14 Ko Pin Yi (TPE)
$ 13,750
15 Dimitri Jungo (SUI)
$ 13,525
16 Darren Appleton (GBR)
$ 13,000
17 David Alcaide (ESP)-13
$ 12,880
18 Thorsten Hohmann (GER)+14
$ 12,640
19 Naoyuki Oi (JPN)-8
$ 10,750
20 Wojcjech Szewczyk (POL)
$ 10,700
21 Ronald Regli (SUI)
$ 10,540
22 Aleksa Pecelj (SRB)
$ 10,420
23 Marc Bijsterbosch (NED)+6
$ 10,110
24 Chang Jung-Lin (TPE)-14
$ 10,000
25 Ralf Souquet (GER)
$ 9,945
26 Daniel Maciol (POL)
$ 9,840
27 John Morra (CAN)+3
$ 9,600
28 Omar Al-Shaheen (KUW)-12
$ 8,700
29 Denis Grabe (EST)-7
$ 8,120
30 Mieszko Fortunski (POL)-2
$ 7,950
31 Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BOS)
$ 7,710
32 Mika Immonen (FIN)
$ 7,400

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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 (2023) Nineball World Rankings are updated after every event recognised by the Nineball World Rankings Schedule this year and still poised to grow further. The final two players from each side will be wild cards.

The Cutoff

The top two players from each team off the Live (2023) Nineball World Rankings will be selected after the conclusion of the 2022 US Open Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City October 10-15.

The final three players from each team will be picked after the conclusion of the European Open Pool Championship from November 15-20 with one further player from each side joining from the Live (2023) Nineball World Rankings followed up by two wild card picks.

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.