Tuesday, May 11, 2010

World Pool Masters Starts Tomorrow; PCG Sponsoring Live Scoring @ AZBilliards.com

The 2010 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters starts tomorrow and will run through Sunday, May 16, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in fabulous Las Vegas.

Pool Cue Guru is proud to announce that we are sponsoring live scoring at AZBilliards.com

Eight groups of eight players will be competing in a race-to-nine, double elimination play to whittle the 6-player field down to 32.

Groups 1-4 will play on Wednesday on eight tables; groups 4-8 will play on Thursday. The Masters will then move into single elimination on Friday. The televised portions will take place starting Friday evening.

The prize fund is set at a guaranteed $100,000, with $20,000 for the champion.

First round matchups include:

Defending champion Darren Appleton vs. Yu Ram Cha
WPBA legend Allison Fisher vs. Two-time Tiawanese World Junior Champion Pin-Yi Ko
2005 Masters winner Raj Hundal vs. Ga Young Kim
Powerhouse Jasmin Ouschan vs. Number 8 on the WPA tour Ricky Yang
1997 Masters winner Earl Strickland vs. 2007 WPC runner-up Roberto Gomez
Perennial favorite Efren Reyes vs. David Alcaide
Top player Shane Van Boening vs. unknown Evegeni Novosad
Awesome Johnny Archer vs. Luong Chi Dung
Top player Rodney Morris vs. Jayson Shaw

Player List

Invited Players
Johnny Archer (USA)
Corey Deuel (USA)
Charlie Williams (USA)
Rodney Morris (USA)
Shane Van Boening (USA)
Oscar Dominguez (USA)
John Schmidt (USA)
Dennis Hatch (USA)
Tyler Edey (Canada)
Mika Immonen (Finland)
Ralf Souquet (Germany)
Niels Feijen (Holland)
Marcus Chamat (Sweden)
David Alcaide (Spain)
Thorsten Hohmann (Germany)
Tony Drago (Malta)
Thomas Engert (Germany)
Jasmin Ouschan (Austria)
Imran Majid (England)
Daryl Peach (England)
Mark Gray (England)
Darren Appleton (England)
Allison Fisher (England)
Efren Reyes (Philippines)
Francisco Bustamante (Philippines)
Dennis Orcollo (Philippines)
Lee Van Corteza (Philippines)
Marlon Manalo (Philippines)
Ko Pin-Yi (Taiwan)
Fu Jianbo (China)
Alex Pagulayan (Philippines)
Raj Hundal (India)
Naoyuki Oi (Japan)
Yu Ram Cha (Korea)
Ga Young Kim (Korea)
Ronnie Alcano (Philippines)
Earl Strickland (USA)
Roberto Gomez (Philippines)
Ruslan Chinakhov (Russia)
Ricky Yang (Indonesia)

Oliver Ortmann (Germany)
Huidji See (Holland)
Ben Nunan (Australia)
Tron Engebakk (Norway)
Bartosz Rozwadowski (Poland)
Radoslaw Babica (Poland)
Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
John Morra (Canada)
Kevin Uzzell (England)
Evgeni Novosad (Ukraine)
Noel Bruynooghe (Belgium)
Karl Boyes (England)
Kuo Po Cheng (Taiwan)
Ernesto Dominguez (USA)
Lo Li-Wen (Taiwan)
Toru Kuribayashi (Japan)
Carlos Cabello (Spain)
David Grau (USA)
Yevengy Novosad (Ukraine)
Do Hong Quan (Vietnam)
Muhammad Zulfikri (Indonesia)
Luong Chi Dung (Vietnam)
Ahmad Taufiq (Brunei)

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