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World Cup qualifier set for Sunday 10th of july 2011 at Sankt Johann - Austria.

8th July World Cup qualifier set for Sunday Two spots available for Euro hopefuls WITH THE 2011 World Cup of Pool taking place from 6 – 11 September in Manila, there are two spots in the main event up for grabs this Sunday 10th July as 13 pairs of European players battle it out for a trip to represent their country in the Philippines.
The venue is the Sporthotel Alpina in Sankt Johann, Alpendorf, Austria and there are a total of ten different nations competing with two pairs from Belgium and three from Norway. Under the format, only one pair from any one country may take a qualifying spot. The top ranked playing competing is Estonia’s Dennis Grabe, currently No.32 on the Euro Tour rankings, and he pairs up with compatriot Erki Erm in a bid for World Cup glory. Other notables in the field include Belgium’s Noel Bruynooghe, who along with Serge Das, reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Pool in 2007. He partners Olivier Mortier this time round.

The main event in Manila features 32 two-man teams competing in a straight knock-out scotch doubles format for a $250,000 prize fund. It is televised live in its entirety on Solar Sports in the Philippines and distributed as 31 x 1 hour programmes by Matchroom Sport. The qualifying tournament is organised by the EPBF who will be producing live scoring and a live stream on ten tables. This is available on on the ‘Qualifier World Cup of Pool 2011’ button. World Cup of Pool Qualifier – the Teams
1. Belgium I Noel Bruynooghe / Olivier Mortier
2. Belgium II Moritz Lauwerijs / Karl Laverge
3. Denmark Bahram Lotfy / Martin Larsen
4. Estonia Dennis Grabe / Erki Erm
5. Hungary Gabor Solimosy / Miko Balasz
6. Ireland Paddy McLoughlin / Jason Power
7. Scotland Jayson Shaw / Jonni Fulcher
8. Macedonia Zivko Mihajlovski / Trajce Donchevski
9. Norway I Kristoffer Mindreboe / Mats Schjetne
10. Norway II Joakim Haugen / Mattey Ullah
11. Norway III Tron Engebak / Espen Saltnes
12. Slovenia Josko Marinko / Matjaz Erculj
13. Switzerland Dmitri Jungo / Ronni Regli

Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport:, +44 7785 395688

Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,100 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the World Cup of Pool is part of a stable of pool events that also includes the World Pool Masters and the Mosconi Cup.

The 2011 World Cup of Pool is sponsored by, the world’s leading online poker room. The tables are supplied by Star, cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis, Super Aramith balls by Saluc and the Official Cue is Predator.

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