The World Pool Series is proud to be able to announce that registration for the first event of 2018 has now been opened. The 9-Ball Players Championship will run from April 19-22 at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, New York. The players will all be playing for the first prize of $10,000 based on 80 players entering the event. The WPS is also happy to be able to confirm three further dates for 2018 which will take place in June, September, and October with over $70,000 in added monies.
“2017 was a great year for the WPS as its inaugural year and lessons have been learned. We want to guarantee the quality of the event first, together with our partners and players. We have made changes to our format and are looking forward to the reactions of our players. The decision to play different disciplines this year is to fully test all the skills of our players in different games. We’re particularly excited about giving our fans an input in the format for the Grand Final. The fans will be able to vote via Facebook for which discipline will be used in the final event of the year! With the addition of Shirley Ang to the team, the WPS will only get better.” Darren Appleton (Founder) said.
For 2018 we have decided to give back more for the positions players have reached in the rankings. The top 16 of the ranking will receive a bye in the first three events to round 3 and the top 48 players will be seeded for those events. The Grand Final will consist of the top 32 players in the rankings after event 3 with a guaranteed top prize of $40,000 to the winner. We hope players will enjoy the changes and are open to feedback for next season.
The entry fee will be $750 for the top 16 players and $650 for the rest with a cap of 80 players that can enter the tournament. The WPS has arranged a discount code for the Paper Factory Hotel which will be sent to you when you’ve paid your entry fee. For full details of the event, including the Challenge events, please check here.
If you want to enter the 9-Ball Players Championship or have any other questions, please send an email to us via the contact form.