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Wei Grounded by Chinese Government
by Mason King Jul 21, 2006, 6:14 PM EST
Another contender for the $2-million purse at the International Pool Tour's North American 8-Ball Championship has withdrawn from the running. Liu Wei of China, who won a qualifier to compete in the event in mid-June, officially opted out July 20 after the Chinese government rejected his travel visa. With the event only two days away, IPT officials chose Lee Heuwagen to replace Wei.
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