The WPA World Nine-ball Championship is an annual international, professional nine-ballpool tournament, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). It is divided into men's and women's divisions. One of its sponsors, Matchroom Sport (which also provides the event's official website) prefers to refer to it under the more vague name "World Pool Championship", while the WPA and the industry press prefer the more specific name. A correct nine ball rack Nine ball is a contemporary variation of pocket billiards, with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s. ... Pocket billiards is a sub-classification of the broader category of games known as cue sports. ... World Pool-Billiard Association logo The World Pool-Billiard Association is the international governing body for billiards. ... Matchroom Sport is a promotions company founded by the English entrepreneur Barry Hearn. ...
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