A total of 16 world-class pool players will battle it out for one of billiards’ longest standing invitational events. The tournament carries a cool $20,000 first prize from the total prize fund of $66,000! And I kid you not!
The first match begins today at 12 PM (Manila time) or 9 PM Pacific/12 AM Eastern. The scheduled matches (Manila time) are as follows:
Chang Jung-lin (TPE) vs. Shane Van Boening (USA) 1300 Saturday
Chris Melling (ENG) vs. Fu Jianbo (CHN) 1500 Saturday
Francisco Bustamante (PHI) vs. Jason Klatt (CAN) 1600 Saturday
Huidji See (NED) vs. Lee Vann Corteza (PHI) 1900 Saturday
Darren Appleton (ENG) vs. Efren Reyes (PHI) 1300 Sunday
Yukio Akagariyama (JPN) vs. Raj Hundal (IND) 1800 Saturday
The quarter-finals of the 2011 World Pool Masters follows on Sunday at 1500 and 1800, respectively. The semi-finals takes place on Monday at 1500, with the finals set on Monday at 1900.
The 2011 World Pool Masters will have a race-to-8, winner breaks format. All matches will be aired live throughout on Solar Sports in the Philippines. Solar Sports is on Sky Cable Channel 70, Destiny Channel 35, and Cablelink Channel 31.