2014 WPA World Artistic Pool Championship Crowns 9 World Champions!

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The 13th WPA World Artistic Pool Championship finished after 4 days of exciting competition from July 17 – 20, 2014 at the luxurious Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This event was held during the 38th BCAPL National Championships under the sponsored venue umbrella of CSI (Cue Sports International).  There were 26 Artistic Pool Playing Artists from around the world competing for 9 separate world titles (1 overall + 8 discipline champions).

HEART SURGERY SUCCESSFUL FOR KELLY FISHER

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By Ted Lerner
WPA Press Officer

The World Pool-Billiard Association is pleased to announce that multiple world champion and current WPA World number 2 ranked player Kelly Fisher of Great Britain has successfully undergone surgery for her heart condition, and is now recovering in hospital. CLICK ON READ MORE

DAY 1 Van Boening leads CSI Invitational 10-Ball Championship

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The CSI Invitational 10-Ball Championship kicked off on Friday with sixteen of the top players in the world competing in a round robin race to 9 event. Players were split into four groups of four players with the top player from each group advancing to a single elimination bracket.

Group A play saw Shane Van Boening defeat Thorsten Hohmann 9-7 and Warren Kiamco 9-5. Van Boening trailed Hohmann 3-0 early, but took control of the match late when Hohmann fouled while addressing the cue ball and gave up ball in hand. Other Group A action saw Kiamco defeat Pin-Yi Ko 9-5 and Ko defeat Hohmann 9-7. If Van Boening can defeat Ko on Saturday, he will win the group. A Ko victory would lead to either Ko winning the group or a three way tie depending on how the Kiamco/Hohmann match turns out.