In the final he defeated defending champion Ronato Alcano from Philippines 13-9 to claim the $60,000 winner's cheque. Alcano's runner-up place earned him $20,000.
Souquet played close to perfect against Alcano. He didn't miss a pot in the entire match. Apart from four dry breaks he ran out every time he came to the table.
Souquet beat Marcus Chamat (Sweden) 10-8 in the semi-finals and Alcano edged fellow Filipino and last year's runner-up Dennis Orcollo 10-9.
The final was a repeat of the 2006 World 9-Ball final. On that occasion Alcano came out on top.
Souquet continued the trend of 9-ball world champions succeeding in 8-ball. All the four 8-ball world champions have previously won the world 9-ball title. Souquet won the 9-ball crown in 1996. The others to complete the double are Alcano, Efren Reyes (Philippines) and Chia-Ching Wu (Taiwan).
The tournament was played 18-25 April 2008 at the Expo Center Fujairah, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
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