In the early 2000s, you could say the WEPF worlds easily had the best players on this type of pool in the world.
Then in the mid to late 2000s, some of the top players left to play 9ball (Appleton, Melling, Boyes etc)
Now you have the IPA having their own world championships, see here for details
This is likely to leave the WEPF worlds devoid of most of the top pro players.
This will give an aussie a great chance to win, look at how close Ben came last year, but is it going to mean that much now ?
It's a real shame the game is going this way.
At the end of the Day a World Champion is a World Champion, you still have to beat a lot of great players to get there whatever the circumstances, good luck to Rusty and Ben and all the Aussie reps, I know they will do our country proud
Think this is the latest list of who is going in 2012...
|Mens Team||Womens Team||Masters Team||Under 21 Team||Under 18 Team|
|John 'Rusty" Wheeler||Renata Delahunty (Captain)||Cranne Wrigley (Captain)||Anthony Adams (Captain)||Luke Foster (Captain)|
|Alan Brown||Suzanne Bussanich||Paul Hancock||Daniel Banfield||Adam Bleumink|
|Dean Welsh||Nicole Welsh||Gary Proctor||Nick Young||Ian Hinton|
|Chris Forsyth||Ana Cristina Sarmento||Team Manager: Chris Rusk||Team Manager: Chris Rusk||Cale Barrett|
|Mick Delahunty||Fiona Plummer||Michael Cacciola|
|Adam List||Cindy Blackmore||Stephen Kaine|
|Marcus Jackson||Team Manager: Cheryl Congram||Team Manager: Warren Ross|
|Team Manager: Damien Smith|
The Poms are waiting for ya Rusty! http://www.wepf.org/index.php
Here is the draw
The Top 8 seeds are very diluted compared to normal, haven't heard of many of them
Rusty v Al Brown final looking good :)