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Nineball Pool: James Aranas and Johann Chua among bumper field for Singapore return

World Cup of Pool champions James Aranas and Johann Chua will be in action as world-class nineball pool returns to Singapore.

The Asian Pool Promotions, TE Capital 9-Ball Open will return for a second year as a World Nineball Tour ranking event from November 29 to December 3 2023 at the Aspire Recreation Centre, Singapore. 

The TE Capital 9-Ball Open offers players in the Asia region and beyond the opportunity to climb the World Nineball Tour Rankings with a prize fund of over $38,000 on the line for the tournament that's open to all.
Conducted under the WNT event rules, the tournament sees the likes of home favourite Aloysius Yapp, World Pool Masters champion Ko Pin Yi, World Cup of Pool winners James Aranas and Johann Chua, and many more compete for glory with Chua heading to Singapore as the defending champion.
As part of the World Nineball Tour, points earned in 2022 by the likes of Chua and Ko afforded players some of the biggest opportunities on the calendar this year with the former seizing his chance at the World Cup of Pool where Bad Koi tasted victory for the Philippines whilst Ko claimed the World Pool Masters title for the first time.
Yapp said: "The inaugural edition was a great success last year and it was brilliant to see so many top players from our region coming out to play in my home country, Singapore.
"I am excited to get going again later this year and hopefully gain some World Nineball Tour ranking points which will open up many opportunities in 2024."
Dominic Pang from the Asian Pool Promotions said: "Building on the success of last year's inaugural APF Asian 9 ball event, we proudly bring pool fans our next installment, the TE Capital APP 9-Ball Open 2023.
"This championship promises a captivating showcase of thrilling excitement as Asia's best cuesports athletes vie for glory and honor on the worsted battlefield."
Terence Teo of TE Capital said: "As part of a shared commitment to supporting Sports and Games in Singapore, TE Capital Partners and Matchroom collaborate to present the upcoming App 9-ball Championships.

"With this sponsorship and a shared vision, we hope that such a major event will attract foreign players to our Shores which will help to further boost interest and recognition of Pool in Singapore."

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