Top 10 trio in action as world pool championship gets underway in Jeddah

 It sounds like an electrifying start to the World Pool Championship in Saudi Arabia! Francisco Sánchez Ruíz, the defending champion, showcased exceptional form in his opening match against Waleed Albalkhi, delighting the energetic crowd with his 'Race to 9' frames victory. Ruíz expressed his excitement about this year's championship, considering it the biggest ever in the sport and highlighting the fantastic venue and his positive mindset going forward.

Albalkhi, representing the host nation, shared his experience of competing on such a prestigious stage against a top-caliber player like Ruíz. Despite the outcome not being in his favor, Albalkhi appreciated the opportunity to compete against the world's best pool players.

The event, held in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian Billiard & Snooker Federation (SABSF), Ministry of Sport, and Matchroom Multi-Sport, has attracted 128 elite cueists from around the globe for six days of thrilling competition. With matches broadcasted worldwide, audiences were treated to remarkable displays of cue mastery on the opening day, featuring both Saudi Arabia's rising talents and seasoned international players.

Notable victories from players like Jayson Shaw and David Alcaide added to the excitement, with Shaw particularly praising the tournament's staging in Saudi Arabia and acknowledging its significance for the sport's growth and development.

Overall, the World Pool Championship in Saudi Arabia promises to be an unforgettable event, blending top-notch competition, global representation, and a spectacular venue for players and fans alike.

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