World Pool Series

World Pool Series Announces Media Coverage

The World Pool Series is happy to be able to announce the full details of our media coverage for the 9-Ball Players Championship.

For 2018, the WPS has decided to return to pay-per-view in co-operation with UpState Al to ensure that the fans get the best coverage possible with the production being focused on the feature table with some selected matches available via Facebook Live. UpState Al is well known already all over the world for the live streams he provides and the WPS is looking forward to adding his knowledge to the media team

Daily passes for the PPV are now available to be purchased for $8,95 a day or $24,95 for full access over four days from April 19 until the 22nd.

The WPS will also be offering more live updates via our social media pages in co-operation with On The Wire Creative Media. Ra Hanna and Beau Runningen have been added to the WPS Team for our events in 2018. OTW is based in Los Angeles, CA. and they have been making quite a splash in the pool world over the last few years, predominately due to their viral on the spot reporting, live stream videos, and tournament promotions. OTW has become a highly sought-after choice of professional pool in America as they have a laser sharp focus on two elementary things: Relationships and Results.

We consider OTW an extension of our clients’ organization, working hard to establish a professional but personal collaborative relationship.” says Ra Hanna. We are looking forward to teaming up with the WPS to continue our vision of exposing the exciting world of professional cue sports to the masses.”

Darren Appleton (Founder) & Shirley Ang (General Manager): “We will be providing more articles on our own site, more videos on YouTube, and more updates on all of our social media channels. We hope that the decisions we have taken for the WPS for this season will be supported by our fans and the players. We understand that there have been a lot of changes but we believe that they are for the better of the future of the WPS. But we need all players and fans to stand behind us while we go through these changes to be able to offer everyone the best tournaments in the world one day!

Fans are invited to come and watch the best players in the world compete against each other at Steinway Billiards. Tickets can be bought online for $10 a day or $30 for all four days. Fans can also choose to buy VIP access for $15 a day or $45 for the whole event, which will give better seating, waitress service, and a goodie bag!

Comments 6

  1. Charles Seeger

    Is this going to go down the same road as last year? In 2017 I purchased a full season pass to all 4 events, only to have you give the final 3 away. I received no correspondence from you as to whether there would be a refund, and to this date have received nothing other than paying $100+ for one tournament.

    The obvious failure of the Unilad marriage now leads the WPS to Upstate Al. I don’t mind paying for a stream providing I’m not getting ripped off. Can last year’s full season pass payment be used as credit towards this year’s events? Userid arcstats

  2. Keith Vinglinsky

    It’s too bad enough sponsors couldn’t be found to make the live coverage free like it was last year. I really enjoyed watching the matches live which encouraged me to make the drive up for the finals. It doesn’t sound like much money but many pool fans don’t have the discretionary finances to pay $25 a week to watch a few matches live. There has got to be a better way to get this seen by as many pool fans and the general public as possible. I watch snooker free almost every week. Just my thoughts.

    • Shirley Ang

      Thank you for your feedback.
      Unfortunately, offering a free stream for the feature table is not something that can be achieved this year. We have had to change quite a few things this year to make sure that the quality of the tournaments is top of the line. Some games will still be broadcasted via Facebook Live but all matches on the feature table will be available via the PPV.
      You can’t compare snooker with pool right now as it’s a different audience and different budgets.
      Offering a free live stream is not something we can afford right now but it’s something we’re aiming for in the future.
      Apologies for the inconvenience.

  3. Sierra Lei Cody

    Will there be an online bracket or list of players to view? Thank you for the free streams last year. The quality of the streams were fantastic and much appreciated. I only ask about the bracket because I wondered if the stream tables would be advertised. I wouldn’t ever mind paying $8.95 to catch even a single match if I knew who was playing on the stream table and would like to see it, in case I work and get off in time! I can’t wait to see the second year of WPS and I wish y’all much success! Thank you! Cheers!

    • Shirley Ang

      Hi Sierra,

      Yes, there will be online brackets during the tournaments and a list of player will be published somewhere next week. The stream tables will be announced via our social media channels once they have been selected.

      Thank you for your good vibes and hope you’ll be tuning in for the PPV!