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PBS Heads to New Zealand for 2 WPA World Championships and an Open Event

Events: Massé WPA Women’s World 9-Ball Championship, Predator WPA Junior World Championships and Predator New Zealand Men’s Open
DatesSeptember 2nd to 8th, 2024
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

The global billiards community eagerly anticipates the second stop of the Predator Pro Billiard Series season, set to take place in the picturesque city of Hamilton, New Zealand, from September 2nd to 8th, 2024.

This thrilling series of events will showcase the finest talent in the world of pool across three tournaments. The highlight will be the Massé WPA Women’s World 9-Ball Championship, featuring a prestigious 48-player field competing for the gold medal and a remarkable $175,000 Prize Fund. Reigning champion and world number 1, Chieh Yu Chou, will defend her title against a formidable lineup of contenders.

Young competitors will also battle in New Zealand in the Predator WPA Junior World Championships, featuring three divisions: Girls, Boys under 17, and Boys under 19. The upcoming generation of talents will compete in 10-Ball.

In addition to the WPA world championships, there will be the inaugural Predator New Zealand Men’s Open, with a 64-player men field vying for a $75,000 Prize Fund. Registrations for the Men’s Open will open on May 15th. All three events will be played in the award-winning venue of Claudelands Events Centre, in Hamilton.

“We are thrilled to bring the Predator Pro Billiard Series to New Zealand, offering fans an unforgettable week of world-class pool action,” said PBS Event Manager Vincent Rochefort. “With 3 tournaments and a stellar roster of players, the stage is set for a truly spectacular week of pool. We look forward to welcoming players, fans, and enthusiasts to Hamilton for what promises to be an exhilarating event.”

Bernie Endres, general manager of Massé said: “Over the past 30 years Massé has worked to grow the sport, and a big part of this has been developing the game among women and junior players. Partnering with the Predator Pro Billiard Series to bring world-class pool to Hamilton, New Zealand, in the form of these World Championship events aligns perfectly with our commitment and goals and will help take the sport to new heights in this country”.

Ishaun Singh, president of the World Pool Association said: “Embracing the rich tapestry of talent from around the globe, the World Pool Association eagerly anticipates the forthcoming Women World 9-Ball Championship and the World Junior Championship set to unfold in the picturesque setting of New Zealand this September. These prestigious events not only showcase the pinnacle of skill and dedication within our sport but also serve as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring players of all ages and backgrounds. We extend our warmest wishes to all participants and eagerly await the exhilarating displays of athleticism and sportsmanship that will undoubtedly captivate audiences worldwide”

Billiards enthusiasts worldwide can watch all the action live for Free on the Pro Billiard TV YouTube channel and Billiard TV. Fans can also come and watch the action live for free at the Claudelands Events Centre, in Hamilton. For more information and updates, visit probilliardseries.com and follow @ProBilliardSeries on social media.