World Rankings

World Rankings

2022 Rankings
1 Shane Van Boening (USA)
2 Albin Ouschan (AUT)
3 David Alcaide (ESP)
4 Carlo Biado (PHI)
5 Max Lechner (AUT)
6 Aloysius Yapp (SGP)
7 Naoyuki Oi (JPN)
8 Alexander Kazakis (GRE)
9 Joshua Filler (GER)
10 Chang Jung-Lin (TPE)
11 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)
12 Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)
13 Abdullah Alyousef (KUW)
14 Ko Ping Chung (TPE)
15 Liu Haitao (CHN)
16 Omar Al-Shaheen (KUW)
17 Ko Pin-Yi (TPE)
18 Jayson Shaw (GBR)
19 Wu Jiaqing (CHN)
20 Skyler Woodward (USA)
21 Eklent Kaçi (ALB)
22 Denis Grabe (EST)
23 Chang Yu-Lung (TPE)
24 Mieszko Fortunski (POL)
25 Dennis Orcollo (PHI)
26 Niels Feijen (NED)
27 Mario He (AUT)
28 Alex Pagulayan (CAN)
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)+7
$ 60,720
3 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP)+8
$ 37,000
4 Albin Ouschan (AUT)-2
$ 31,800
5 Alexander Kazakis (GRE)+3
$ 21,970
6 Abdullah Alyousef (KUW)+7
$ 18,750
7 Jayson Shaw (GBR)+11
$ 18,205
8 Mario He (AUT)+19
$ 17,945
9 Wiktor Zielinski (POL)
$ 17,500
10 Oliver Szolnoki (HUN)+2
$ 15,790
11 Ko Pin Yi (TPE)
$ 13,750
12 Max Lechner (AUT)-7
$ 13,050
13 Darren Appleton (GBR)
$ 13,000
14 Thorsten Hohmann (GER)+18
$ 12,280
15 Eklent Kaçi (ALB)+6
$ 11,870
16 David Alcaide (ESP)-13
$ 11,080
17 Naoyuki Oi (JPN)-10
$ 10,750
18 Chang Jung-Lin (TPE)-8
$ 10,000
19 Ralf Souquet (GER)
$ 9,945
20 Dimitri Jungo (SUI)
$ 9,925
21 Ronald Regli (SUI)
$ 9,820
22 Wojcjech Szewczyk (POL)
$ 9,620
23 John Morra (CAN)+7
$ 9,600
24 Niels Feijen
$ 9,150
25 Marc Bijsterbosch (NED)+4
$ 8,910
26 Omar Al-Shaheen (KUW)-10
$ 8,700
27 Aleksa Pecelj (SRB)
$ 8,020
28 Daniel Maciol (POL)
$ 7,920
29 Mika Immonen (FIN)
$ 7,400
30 Oscar Dominguez (USA)
$ 7,105
31 Tomasz Kaplan (POL)
$ 6,350
32 Sanjin Pehlivanovic (BOS)
$ 6,270

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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.