World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) President Ian Anderson has clarified that they did not receive sanction fees which were deducted from players’ winnings during the 2015 World 10-Ball Championships held in General Santos City. “My understanding is that players were paid their prize money less five percent. This didn’t apply to the player groups earning $300 or $700, just to the ones above that. If this is correct, then a “sanction fee” of $8,400 has been taken out of the prize fund. I can assure everyone that the WPA certainly did not receive any part of this money,” said Anderson in a statement posted on billiards website AzBilliards.com.