2006 champion Geet Sethi from India took silver after losing 1821-1342 in the final. Last year's runner-up Chris Shutt (England) and David Causier (England) finished joint third.
Just like last year Russell had the two highest breaks in the event; a 588 and a 272.
He has now won a record nine world pro titles; 1989, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. Some say it is ten since his name was also engraved on the trophy in 2000, even though there was no world championship that year.
Update: Billy has informed me that Mike's name now has been removed from the trophy for 2000.
The championship was held July 23-27, 2008 at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, England.
- Official site (WSA)
- 2008 World Professional Billiards Championship (Global Cue Sports Centre)
- World Professional Billiards Championship 2008 (Cue Sports India)
- Russell claims 9th world billiards crown (India Times)
- Sethi ends runner-up (The Hindu)
- Let's to Billiards (Snooker Scene Blog)
- English billiards (Wikipedia)