Zheng Yubo Takes the Largest Prize of USD 740,000 in WPA History at the 11th World Heyball Masters Grand Final
Zheng Yubo Wins 11th World Heyball Masters Grand Finals and Makes History!
In a thrilling and historic encounter, Zheng Yubo emerged as the champion of the 11th World Heyball Masters Grand Finals, defeating Tang Chunxiao in a race to 21. The match was filled with intense moments, with the players challenging each other, and the scores being level at 8-8 and 15-15. The match was played in front of a capacity crowd in the arena, showcasing the sport of Heyball to the world.
After securing the endorsement from both WPA and ACBS, the Maldives pool tournament is now the Maldives Open 22-26 April 2023! This Championship is now a 10-Ball invitational event and offers the WPA World-Ranking points as well as new Asian-Ranking points!
Fedor Gorst defeated Roberto Gomez to win the FargoRate Ohio Open and become the first man to win three Predator Pro Billiard Series titles, while his Filipino opponent has now lost in three finals on this series.
A World Championship is always an important event, no matter the sport. No different for the 2022 WPA World Artistic Pool Championships that was held October 6-8 at the League Room in Parkersburg West Virginia. The last WPA World Artistic Pool Championships was also held at the League room in February of 2020. Chi-Ming Lin from Taiwan won the last event before covid, and he was back to battle it out with Artistic Pool Players from around the globe to defend his title. The event is separated into two parts, the preliminaries and the playoffs. During the preliminaries, players will shoot a total of 40 shots through out the eight disciplines of artistic pool with various degrees of difficulty. (6 point to 10 point) Players with the highest score in each of those eight disciplines will be that year’s World Discipline Champion and there was some history made with discipline titles this year.
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz has won the 2022 US Open Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City beating Austria’s Max Lechner 13-10 in the final to shoot to World No.1 on the Live Nineball World Rankings taking home the $50,000 first place prize and becoming the first Spaniard to win one of pool’s oldest majors.
Aloysius Yapp successfully defended his Seybert’s Michigan Open title with a 4-2, 4-1 win over Robbie Capito in the final, and Kelly Fisher won her fourth Pro Billiard Series event with a shootout victory over Wei Tzu Chien in the women’s final at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
The Philippines defeated Great Britain 3-0 in the final in Klagenfurt, Austria to be crowned 2022 Predator World Teams Champions, eight years after finishing runners-up the last time the event was staged.
Chou Chieh-Yu is the 2022 Predator World Women’s 10-Ball Champion.
Chia Hua Chen defeated Allison Fisher in a shootout for the second time this week to mark her return to international competition by winning the Predator Canada Open.
Albin Ouschan has won the inaugural European Open Pool Championship at Hotel Esperanto, Fulda in Germany beating Shane Van Boening in the final 13-11 live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, DAZN in the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland as well as on Viaplay in Scandinavia, Poland, and the Baltics and various other broadcasters worldwide including Matchroom.Live in relevant countries.
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