The World Pool Series would like to announce that our fourth and final event for 2017, the Predator Grand Finale, will be moved to a later date.
The event had been scheduled to begin on September 28th and run through October 1st. The new dates for the event will now be October 31 through November 3rd. The tournament will once again be held at our regular venue, Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, New York City. It will still feature the biggest prize fund yet on the WPS circuit. $80,300(full field of 96) will be on offer, with $25,000 of that being added money.
World Pool Series founder and multi-world champion Darren Appleton was forced to make the change to the schedule due to several extenuating circumstances. One the most pressing issues was that the original dates had clashed with several other events in the US and around the world, thus limiting the chances of getting the biggest and best field possible. The new dates mean the Predator Grand Finale now falls right after the conclusion of the US Open.
“We are really sorry for the inconvenience this date change might cause some players,” Appleton said. “There were about three big events that came up and they clashed with our event and it’s really affecting the entries of players . I understand that some players will not be happy but this change is best for the majority of players. Having it after the US Open we believe will be better for a wider range of players and bring more world class players from Asia and the rest of the world also and will help assemble a world class field.”
Appleton was aware that some players may have already booked their flights and accommodations for the end of September, and he has promised to cover the costs incurred for changing any plane tickets. Any players who have already paid the entry fee and who can’t make the new dates will receive a refund.
Those players affected by the change in dates should email the World Pool Series at email@example.com
*The fourth and final event of the World Pool Series, The Predator Grand Finale, will be held at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, New York City from October 31–November 3, 2017. The World Pool Series is sponsored by Predator, Rasson, YO Rack, Aramith, Molinari, Unilad, Cheqio, Iwan Simonis, Kamui, Billiards Digest, Cuescore, Ultimate Team Gear, High Rock Productions, Tiger and King of Vape.
For more information on the World Pool Series, please visit www.worldpoolseries.com.