Biggest prize fund to date, tweaked format, worldwide coverage awaits players in New York City
With the Predator Grand Finale just weeks away, the World Pool Series is pleased to announce the details of the final leg of our four stop 2017 tour.
Taking place once again at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, New York City, the Predator Grand Finale will feature the biggest prize fund yet on the WPS circuit. $80,300(full field of 96) will be on offer, with $25,000 of that being added money.
The Predator Grand Finale runs from October 31 to November 3rd. The field is open to 96 players.
The format has also been changed with the best-of-three-sets having been discarded. Instead the initial double elimination rounds will be race-to-9, alternate break until the field has been reduced down to the final 32. From the final 32 onwards to the semis, all matches become winner breaks, race to 11. The final will be winner breaks, race to 13.
Once again, social media giant UNILAD will be offering day long coverage through its massively popular Facebook page through Facebook Live. In the past two events, UNILAD has brought over six million viewers from all corners of the globe to watch the World Pool Series live and absolutely free.
Players who didn’t reach the last 32 of the Predator Grand Finale will be eligible to play in the High Rock Challenge event, which is offering $17,000 in prize money based on a field of 64 players.
The World Pool Series would also like to thank our two new sponsors; Tiger, maker of quality cues and world class billiard products, and Kings Of Vapor.
PREDATOR WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
- WPA Ranking Event
- $25,000 added guaranteed
- $675 entry fee includes green fee
- $80,300 total prize fund based on full field of 96
- 24 spots reserved for qualifiers
- Players who reach the last 32 are not eligible to play in the High Rock Challenge Event
INITIAL DOUBLE ELIMINATION ROUNDS UNTIL WE REACH THE FINAL 32
- Race to 9, alternate break
- If match goes to hill/hill(8-8) – the match goes to a Rasson Shootout, win by 1
Last 32, 16 Quarterfinals & Semi-Finals Matches Become Single Elimination:
- Race to 11, Winner Breaks
- If match goes to hill/hill(10-10) – the match goes to a Rasson Shootout, win by 1
Finals: Race to 13 Winner Breaks
- If match goes to hill/hill(12-12) – the match goes to a Rasson Shootout, win by 1
PREDATOR GRAND FINALE PRIZE FUND PAYOUTS
- Champion $14,000
- Runner-Up $7500
- Semi Finals $5000
- Quarter Finals $3800
- Last 16 $2,200
- Last 32 $1000
Aramith Pro Cup TV Balls, Measle Cueball, Rasson Table, 4″ Pocket Size at the corners, 4.5″ on the sides
HIGHROCK CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP
- $2500 added guaranteed
- $250 entry fee (includes green fee)
- $15,300 total based on full field of 64
- Last 32 from Main Event not eligible to play in Challenge Event
HIGHROCK CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE FUND PAYOUTS
- Champion $4,000
- Runner-Up $2000
- Semi Finals $1,250
- Quarter Finals $800
- Last 16 $450
*The fourth and final event of the World Pool Series, The Predator Grand Finale, will be held at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, New York City from Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2017. The World Pool Series is sponsored by Predator, RYO Rack, Aramith, Molinari, Unilad, Cheqio, Iwan Simonis, Kamui, Billiards Digest, Cuescore, Ultimate Team Gear, High Rock Productions, Tiger and King of Vape.
For more information on the World Pool Series, please visit www.worldpoolseries.com.