Predator Group Reschedules World 8-Ball Championship to New Zealand

Prepare to set your cues for a new adventure! The Predator Group, creators of the Pro Billiard Series, have just made a significant announcement: the highly anticipated Yalin WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship with $250,000 Prize Fund is relocating to the stunning landscapes of New Zealand! From September 2nd to 8th, 2024, billiards enthusiasts will converge for what promises to be an unforgettable event.

Why the shift? It’s all about growing the sport,” Vincent Rochefort, event manager for the Pro Billiard Series, explains. “We understand the challenges posed by overlapping events like the Reyes Cup and the Hanoi Open. By moving the WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship to New Zealand, we’re ensuring that players can participate in all premier events without conflict.”

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors and partners, including Yalin, Massé, Ven Billiards Corporation, and Kamui,” Rochefort expresses gratitude. “Your continued support allows us to make adjustments that better serve the needs of the billiards community.”

While this change represents a deviation from our original schedule for this year, it reflects our commitment to enhancing and refining our events,” Rochefort adds. “We’re dedicated to delivering top-tier billiards tournaments and fostering a thriving global billiards community.”

In the words of Vincent Rochefort, “We are committed to making the game better. Clashing events are not beneficial for anyone, especially the players. With the trust of our partners, we were able to move the WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship to New Zealand. We are excited to witness a great week of pool and crown five new World champions.”

With this change there will be three world championships to be played in New Zealand: the Yalin WPA Men’s World 8-Ball Championship, the Massé WPA Women’s World 9-Ball Championship and the Predator WPA World Junior Championships, with three divisions: Girls, Boys Under 17 and Boys Under 19.

This change doesn’t affect the VenBilliards WPA Women’s World 10-Ball Championship, which will still be played in Venezuela in October 2024. 48 top female players will compete for a $175,000 total prize fund. More info coming soon on probilliardseries website and social media.


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