As they battled for the pool title throughout the tournament, Austria is now the 2017 12BET World Cup of Pool champions at the York Hall, East London.
Austria’s duo Mario He and Albion Ouschan outlasted the team USA in the finals to notch their first doubles title with a 10-6 victory.
It was Austria’s first final appearance in the event’s 12-year history to won the trophy, gold medals and $60,000 top prize.
Before that, Austria and USA became the underdogs in the semi-finals but both teams managed to win, with Austria trashing China with a score of 9-1 and USA defeating the defending champion Chinese Taipei to 9-4.
Meanwhile, it was a disappointed yet positive moment for Shane Van Boening and Skyler Woodward as they went home with a $30,000 checque and the bonus to play ahead of the 2017 Mosconi Cup on December.
The 2017 12BET World Cup of Pool has a $250,000 prize fund and it was sponsored by Rasson Billiards who supplies the Official Table while the cloth is supplied by Iwan Simonis and the Official Balls are Super Aramith by Saluc. Predator is the Official Cue and Chalk of the event.
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