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Dates Set for World Cup of Pool
Aug 13, 2008, 6:16 PM

Li (left) and Fu topped a sturdy Finnish squad in last year's final.
Matchroom Sport has nailed down dates for the 2008 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool. The 32-team competition will be held Oct. 7-12 at the Outland night club in Rotterdam, Holland.

This is the same setting where surprise finalists Li He-wen and Fu Jian-bo of China knocked off a powerful Finnish duo of Markus Juva and Mika Immonen in a thrilling hill-hill final.

At this year's tournament, each match will be filmed for television, and Matchroom Sport will produce 31 one-hour programs, which will be shown on stations worldwide.

Eleven of the 32 teams will come from Asia headlined by squads from China, the Philippines and Taiwan. Europe leads the pack with 17 teams, while North America will be represented by the United States and Canada.

Visit www.matchroomsport.com for more information.