Peach grabbed $100,000 for defeating home favourite Roberto Gomez 17-15 in the final. Gomez got $40,000 for finishing second.
The final was a tightly contested affair. Gomez was 15-12 ahead at one point before Peach managed to take the last five games for the win.
In the semi-finals Peach overcame Vilmos Földes from Hungary 11-2. Gomez defeated England's Karl Boyes 11-4.
Peach won a controversial match against Francisco Bustamante (Philippines) in the quearter-finals. Everyone thought Bustamante had won the match with a 3-9 combination at 10-9. After watching the video though the referee ruled that Bustamante had hit the nine first and gave Peach ball in hand. The Brit then won that game and the next to move on to the semi-finals.
Gomez had played brilliantly throughout the event, winning 15 games in a row. He first won eight straight matches in the qualification. Then he won both his matches in the group stages and had five decisive wins in the knockout stages, 10-1, 10-2, 11-0, 11-4 and 11-4.
Former snooker pro Peach is the first player from Britain to win the world title.
Neither of the finalists had been in a world pool final before. Gomez was the top seed after the group stage of last year's event only to lose to eventual winner Ronnie Alcano (Philippines) in the first round of the knockout stage. Peach had previously never been better than 33rd.
The event was dominated by the European and Asian contingent. They both had four players in the quarter-finals.
The tournament ran from November 3-12 at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
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