2011 WPA World Eight-ball Championship
The World Cup 8-Ball 2011 was held between 19 and 26 February 2011 in Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) instead. The tournament was held from the WPA ( World Pool - Billiard Association ) and was the sixth of its kind (after 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009). World champion Dennis Orcollo was from the Philippines.
A total of 112 players participated in the tournament. Thus, the field of participants compared to previous years, when they were respectively 64, almost doubled.
First, the number of participants was halved in 14 groups of eight players. Played it was in a double - whacked system. This means: After the first game, the players were divided into winners and losers bracket round. Who was in the winning round, just had a game against another player, who won in the first round to go in the final round to win. In the losers bracket, you had to first, however, against another player, who had lost in the first game, prevail and then beat a loser of the winning round.
Although this system is relatively complicated, it guarantees every player to be able to lose a game in the preliminary round without having to resign immediately from the tournament. The second game lost in the first round lead, however, in any case, to withdraw from the tournament.
The 56 remaining players then played in the final round in the knockout system, with the eight players started with the best stats in the first round with a bye to come to a 64er field.