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World Pool Masters Heads To Germany For Historic 30th Anniversary


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The World Pool Masters, pool’s most historic invitational event will be held April 25-28 at Halle39, in Hildesheim, Germany in partnership with local organiser Moltke Sports and host broadcaster Sky Sports.



First staged in Plymouth, England in 1993, the World Pool Masters has played host to the greatest champions in world pool across 30 historic years, with previous winners including Francisco Bustamante, Darren Appleton, Shane Van Boening and Joshua Filler. Ralf Souquet holds the record for most World Pool Masters titles sealing his sixth in Quezon City, Philippines in 2011.


The World Pool Masters, an official World Nineball Tour Invitational event, will boast a world-class field, with the top 14 taken from the WNT Rankings, plus two additional wild cards and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland across 4 days of elite action.


Ko Pin Yi is the defending champion of the World Pool Masters, following his victory against Albania's Eklent Kaçi in Brentwood, England last May, sealing the $40,000 winner’s cheque in the process. Opening round ties will be race to 9, going to race to 10 for the quarter-finals, 11 for the semi-finals and 13 for the final as 16 players fight for their share of the $125,000 prize fund.


Tickets for the event will go on sale at 2 pm GMT on Wednesday, 20th December. You can sign up for ticket alerts to be the first in the queue here.


For the first time ever at the World Pool Masters, Nineball fans can also soak up the event in VIP Hospitality for the weekend sessions, with packages starting from €150 on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April. Hospitality guests will receive premium Hospitality seating, a three-course evening meal, complimentary beverages and the chance to meet the stars of the World Nineball Tour.


Secure your VIP Hospitality ticket from 2pm GMT on Wednesday 20th December here.


Esteemed partners of the World Pool Masters, Moltke Sports, organise top-class sporting events in Germany as a long-standing partner of the Professional Darts Corporation, exclusively organising major darts events in continental Europe, including the European Darts Tour with the stars of the PDC.


The event venue, Halle39 offers more than 4,000 m² of usable space for concerts and conferences for up to 3,450 people. It’s mobile seating and innovative equipment offers a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure, with the venue benefiting from extensive transport infrastructure to ensure an optimal spectator experience.


Fans will be able to enjoy the official World Pool Masters fans village in Hildesheim, featuring a range of food and drink outlets, opportunities to purchase official Nineball merchandise, and a variety of billiards vendors.


If you are interested in hosting a vendor booth at the World Pool Masters, please email pool@matchroom.com. Adam Clapham

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