#teamonboard Pro Nineball Player Joshua Filler has won the 2022 World Pool Masters beating Lo Ho Sum 9-6 in the final at the Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar.
Filler set up a final with Lo after coming from 3-0 behind to win the following seven racks to clinch a 7-3 victory against former World Champion Ko Pin Yi at the start of yesterday evening. The German claimed his first World Pool Masters crown in a 9-6 win to become one of very few to win the World Pool Championship, US Open Pool Championship, Mosconi Cup, World Cup of Pool, and World Pool Masters in their career at just the age of 24.
Joshua said "I want to get better and better; I still made many mistakes, I still want to do better. I will try to be better. I will come back to defend this title for sure! I wanted to fight until the end and that's what I did. Fair play to Lo Ho Sum who played a great week beating the World Champion Shane Van Boening. Since Matchroom announced they'd changed the pockets, I did the same in my home. It's a different game. I felt great. I hope this is the future of pool. When I am back home, I will work hard on my safety game and be ready to go again at the UK Open.
Next up for Joshua will be the inaugural UK Open Pool Championship which gets underway from May 17-22 at the Copper Box Arena, London as 256 players battle out for a prize fund of $200,000 in the Nineball World Ranking Event.
Photo credit to Taka G.Wu/Matchroom Multi Sport.