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This article is a list of professional world champions in the pocket billiards (pool) cue sport known as eight-ball, and its variations.

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World Standarized Rules ("American-style") eight-ball

This section lists world champions in the internationally-standardized game of eight-ball, as played by professionals around the world.

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WPA Men's Division Champions

The following is a list of WPA World Eight-ball Champions, held in Fujairah, UAE and sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association.

Year Winner Nationality Runner-up Nationality
2009
Not held due to economic recession[1]
2008 Ralf Souquet (1)  Germany Ronato Alcano  Philippines
2007 Ronato Alcano (1)  Philippines Dennis Orcollo  Philippines
2006
Not held
2005 Mark Luckhurst (1)  United Kingdom Nick van den Berg  Netherlands
2004 Efren Reyes (1)  Philippines Marlon Manalo  Philippines

Blackball and "British-style" eight-ball pool

This section lists world champions in the recently world-standardized eight-ball variant blackball, and its older competing-standards versions (usually referred to as "eight-ball pool") played at the amateur and semi-professional levels in Commonwealth countries and a few European nations.

WPA Men's Champions

The following is a list of WPA World Blackball Champions, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association, PPPO and EBA.

Date Location Winner Nationality Runner-up Nationality
2008 Swaziland Wetsi Morake (1) [1] [2]  South Africa Yulan Govender  South Africa
2006 Cork, Ireland Andy Lucas (1)  England Simon Ward  Wales

WEPF Eight-ball Pool World Champions

The following is a list of WEPF Eight-ball Pool World Champions, sanctioned by the World Eight-ball Pool Federation.

Date Location Winner Runner-up
2009 (June 27 – July 9) Blackpool, UK Phil Harrison England (7) Mick Hill England (4)
2008 (June 29 – July 10) Gareth Potts England (3) Jason Twist England
2007 Gareth Potts England (2) Mick Hill England
2006 (June 5–June 15) Mark Selby England Darren Appleton England
2005 (June 2–9) Gareth Potts England Chris Melling England
2004 (May 27 – June 4) Mick Hill England Darren AppletonEngland
2003 (May 23–31) Chris Melling England (2) Jason Twist England
2002 Jason Twist England (2) Yannick Beaufils France
2001 Chris Melling England Rob McKenna Scotland
2000 Jason Twist England
1999 Quinten Hann Australia
1998 Carl Morris England
1997 Rob McKenna Scotland (2)
1996 Greg Farren Republic of Ireland
1995 Daz Ward England
1994 Rob McKenna Scotland
1993 Kevin Wright England

PPPO/EUKPF Men's Division Champions

The following is a list of PPPO World Eight-ball Champions, sanctioned by the EUKPF (European and UK Pool Federation) and PPPO (Professional Pool Players Organization). 2005 was the last time the championship was held, as the EUKPF was then renamed to EBA (European Blackball Association) and amalgamated under the umbrella of the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association).

Date Location Winner Nationality Runner-up Nationality
2005 Bridlington, UK Ben Davies (1) [3]  Wales Derek Murphy  Scotland
2004 Bridlington, UK Andy Lucas (1) [4] [5]  England Rob Hill  England
2003 Bridlington, UK Rob Hill (1) [6]  England Antz Morrison  Scotland
2002 Lerwick, Shetland Islands Steve Sanders (1) [7]  England Andy Lucas  England
1996 Morecambe, UK Pat Holtz (1) [8]  Scotland Ross McInnes  Scotland

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