world-pool-masters2015ShaneVShane Van Boening shown on cover of P&B’s November 2014 issue after winning his 3rd US Open 9-Ball title. Now he’s getting ready to defend his World Pool Master title.
The 2015 PartyPoker World Pool Masters is set for Victoria Warehouse (London) August 14-16 and the draw has been made and schedule set for what promises to be another weekend of world-class pool. The Masters will once again sport a $20,000 top prize, and the event will be produced by Matchroom Sport Television who will be making fifteen 1 hour programs of the tournament for international syndication.

 The 2015 PARTYPOKER World Pool Masters is sponsored by PartyPoker, the world’s leading online poker site. Cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith. Diamond is the supplier of the Official Table.

2003-9Shan Van Boening, shown on the cover of Pool & Billiard Magazine, is set to defend his World Pool Masters Title in August
Featuring 16 players from 14 nations, the field is headed up by defending champion and No.1 seed Shane Van Boening (USA) who starts the defense of his title against John Morra (Canada). The second match on the Friday evening features 2013 champion Niels Feijen against the No.1 player on the South American rankings following their continental championships next month. The final Friday night match sees Mosconi Cup hero Karl Boyes face China’s World No. 6 Liu Haitao.All seedings are based on the players’ current World Pool-Billiard Associatio (WPA) World Rankings and the eighth seed, Waleed Majid of Qatar starts the Saturday afternoon session with a potential humdinger against Scotland’s Jayson Shaw, who makes his first UK appearance in the Masters.No.2 seed Ko Pin-Yi (Taiwan) will be hoping to repeat the form that took him to the World 10 Ball title earlier this year. The last match of the afternoon sees World No.4 Darren Appleton face a tough game against European No.9 Mateusz Sniegocki (Poland), a former Masters finalist himself.The final two first round matches play out on the Saturday night with two-time Mosconi Cup winner Nikos Ekonomopoulos (Greece) taking on five-time Masters winner, ‘The Kaiser’ Ralf Souquet of Germany. And, finally, the No.6 six seed, rising Filipino star Johann Chua faces Australia’s James Georgiadis, who came so close to upsetting Van Boening at last year’s Masters.The quarter-finals commence on the Saturday evening before playing out on Sunday afternoon, while the semi-finals and the championship match complete on Sunday evening.DRAW(1) Shane Van Boening (USA) v John Morra (CAN)(8) Waleed Majid (QAT) v Jayson Shaw (SCO)———————————————————————–(5) Liu Haitao (CHN) Karl Boyes (ENG)(4) Niels Feijen (HOL) v South America No.1


(3) Darren Appleton (ENG) v Mateusz Sniegocki (POL)

(6) Johann Chua (Philippines) v James Georgiadis (AUS)


(7) Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE) v Ralf Souquet (GER)

(2) Ko Pin Yi (TPE) v Daryl Peach or Mark Gray (England)



Friday 14th August 7.00pm
R1 – Van Boening (USA) v Morra (CAN)
R1 – Feijen (HOL) v TBC South America
R1 – Liu (CHN) v Boyes (ENG)

Saturday 15th August 1.00pm
R1 – Majid (QAT) v Shaw (SCO)
R1 – Ko (TPE) v Peach / Gray (ENG)
R1 – Appleton (ENG) v Sniegocki (POL)

Saturday 15th August 6.00pm
R1 – Ekonomopoulos (GRE) v Souquet (GER)
R1 – Chua (PHI) v Georgiadis (AUS)
QF – Feijen/S America TBC v Liu/ Boyes

Sunday 16th August 1.00pm
QF – Van Boening/Morra v Majid/Shaw
QF – Chua/Georgiadis v Appleton/Sniegocki
QF – Ekonomopoulos/Souquet v Ko/Peach/Gray

Sunday 16th August 6.00pm

Semi-Final 1
Semi Final 2
The Final

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Shane Van Boening to Defend World Pool Masters Title in August