2014 WPA World 9 Ball Championship: 32 players get the boot; Akagariyama ousted!

23 06 2014

From 128 pool players, the 2014 World 9 Ball Championship is now down to 96 as 32 players got eliminated in Day 2 of competitions. On Day 2, we say goodbye to the following players:

  1. Mohamed Al Hosani(UAE)
  2. Mohd Al Bin Ali(QAT)
  3. John Morra(CAN)
  4. Hasan Hwaida Idan(IRQ)
  5. Hamzaa M. Saeed Ali(ERI)
  6. Ahmad Taufiq(BRU)
  7. Mishel Turkey(QAT)
  8. Fahim Sinha(BAN)
  9. Yukio Akagariyama(JPN)
  10. Detlef Grzella(RSA)
  11. Mohamed Hamouda(EGY)
  12. Eric Lee(HKG)
  13. Karol Skowerski(POL)
  14. Abdulla Mohammad(UAE)
  15. Vilmos Foldes(HUN)
  16. Nour Wasfi Al Jarrah(JOR)
  17. Sayeem Hossain(BAN)
  18. Denis Grabe(EST)
  19. Stefan Sprangers(NED)
  20. Alejandro Carbajal(CHI)
  21. Mohammed Elassal(EGY)
  22. Jurgen Jenisy(AUT)
  23. Mohammed Ali Berjaou(LEB)
  24. Christian Aguirre(ECU)
  25. Bader Al Hamdan(KSA)
  26. Koh Seng Ann Aaron(SIN)
  27. J-Ram Alabanzas(RSA)
  28. Imran Majid(GBR)
  29. So Shaw(IRI)
  30. Kwok Chi Ho(HKG)
  31. Bashar Hussain(QAT)
  32. Mario Morra(CAN)

Biggest Name Eliminated for Day 2: Yukio Akagariyama was the 2011 World 9 Ball Champion.  In that year’s final, Akagariyama beat Ronnie Alcano, 13-11. Today we say goodbye to Akagariyama and 31 others who ended their 2014 campaign in just matches.

Yukio Akagiriyama gets the boot

Yukio Akagariyama – 2011 World 9 Ball Champion gets eliminated after Day 2 of the 2014 World 9 Ball Championship

Results of the elimination matches:

Group 1
Sumit Talwar(IND) 9 – 1 Mohamed Al Hosani(UAE)
Erik Hjorleifson(CAN) 9 – 8 Mohd Al Bin Ali(QAT)

Group 2
Scott Cooney(GBR) 9 – 6 John Morra(CAN)
Dimitri Jungo(SUI)  9 – 3 Hasan Hwaida Idan(IRQ)

Group 3
Alexander Kazakis(GRE) 9 – 6  Hamzaa M. Saeed Ali(ERI)
Melkonyan Babken(ROU) 9 – 4 Ahmad Taufiq(BRU)

Group 4
Ramil Gallego(PHL) 9 – 7 Mishel Turkey(QAT)
Kuo Po Cheng(TPE) 9 – 3 Fahim Sinha(BAN)

Group 5
Liu Hai Tao(CHN) 9 – 6 Yukio Akagariyama(JPN)
Hunter Lombardo(USA) 9 – 2 Detlef Grzella(RSA)

Group 6
Frailin Guanipa(VEN) 9 – 2  Mohamed Hamouda(EGY)
Stephen Cohen(FRA) 9 – 6 Eric Lee(HKG)

Group 7
Jason Klatt(CAN) 9 – 4 Karol Skowerski(POL)
Chang Jung Lin(TPE) 9 – 2 Abdulla Mohammad(UAE)

Group 8
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 8 Vilmos Foldes(HUN)
Glen Coutts(NZL) 9 – 4 Nour Wasfi Al Jarrah(JOR)

Group 9
Maj Al Azmi(KUW) 9 – 4 Sayeem Hossain(BAN)
Efren Reyes(PHL) 9 – 8 Denis Grabe(EST)

Group 10
Mazen Berjaoui(LEB) 9 – 6Stefan Sprangers(NED)
Albin Ouschan(AUT) 9 – 6 Alejandro Carbajal(CHI)

Group 11
Brandon Shuff(USA) 9 – 2 Mohammed Elassal(EGY)
Mohammadali Pordel(IRI) 9 – 5 Jurgen Jenisy(AUT)

Group 12
Chang Yu Lung(TPE) 9 – 2 Mohammed Ali Berjaou(LEB)
Francisco Felicilda(PHL) 9 – 5 Christian Aguirre(ECU)

Group 13
Petri Makkonen(FIN) 9 – 1 Bader Al Hamdan(KSA)
Corey Duel(USA) 9 – 2 Koh Seng Ann Aaron(SIN)

Group 14
Tomasz Kaplan(POL) 9 – 1 J-Ram Alabanzas(RSA)
Manuel Gama(POR) 9 – 6 Imran Majid(GBR)

Group 15
Naoyuki Oi(JPN) 9 – 1 So Shaw(IRI)
Ivica Putnik(CRO) 9 – 6 Kwok Chi Ho(HKG)

Group 16
Sundeep Gulati(IND) 9 – 3 Bashar Hussain(QAT)
Lee Vann Corteza(PHL) 9 – 6 Mario Morra(CAN)


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