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2009 World Cup of Pool

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2009 World Cup of Pool

The 2009 World Cup of Pool is the fourth World Cup of Pool championship. For the first time, it was held outside Europe, at The Annex of SM City North EDSA in Quezon City, Philippines, from September 1 to 6, 2009, and that an all-female duo participated.

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Rules

  • Winners' break.
  • Teammates take shots alternately.
  • Race to eight racks for matches prior to the quarterfinals.
  • Race to nine racks for matches from the quarterfinals to the semifinals.
  • Race to eleven racks for the Final.
  • Eighty-second shot clock for the shot immediately after the break, forty seconds for other shots.
  • In order for a break to be legal, two balls must pass over the head string.
  • First round

  • The all-female Korean team of Ga Young Kim and Yun Mi Lim is eliminated by the 2007 champions Chinese team of Li He-wen and Fu Jian-bo.
  • The Ronnie Alcano/Dennis Orcollo duo won after the upstart Thai team led by 5–4.
  • Second round

  • In a show of sportsmanship, Spanish David Alcaide admitted a foul to the referee that allowed the English team to pull away and win the match two racks later.
  • The Filipino team of Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante took advantage of a call by the Filipina referee called a foul on the Italians after Bruno Muratori's hair on his arm touched the cue ball.
  • Semifinals

    In the first semifinal, the match went to a hill-hill face-off. After the Chinese had a legal break at the final rack, Fu missed a two-ball carom on the corner pocket, that led to the run-out by the Filipino team of Reyes and Bustamante to advance to the final. In the other semifinal, the German team of Ralf Souquet and Thorsten Hohmann prevented an all-Filipino final with a 9–6 decision.

    Final

    In the final, the debut World Cup champions faced two former world champions in a race-to-11 affair. Germany won the lag, but the Philippines won the first three racks. The Germans caught up and even lead 5–3. The Philippines tied the match 6–all, then 16th rack became a long drawn-out safety match, with Reyes and Bustamante missing long shots. Souquet himself converted a long shot at the 9-ball to put the Germans up 8–6, but the Filipinos then reached the hill first when Souquet missed the 5-ball on the 20th rack. Reyes and Bustamante shook off earlier mistakes, with Reyes sinking the 9-ball to win the World Cup for the second time, the first time in World Cup history.

    References

    2009 World Cup of Pool Wikipedia


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