US Open 9-Ball Championship

A recent acquisition to the Matchroom Multi Sport stable, the US Open is the biggest singles pool event in the world, boasting a 43-year history.

Established in Virginia in the late 1970’s, the Open is the longest running major in the pool calendar and will now head to Las Vegas as the event connects to a new trajectory under the auspices of Matchroom.

 

Availability

Event US Open 9-Ball Championship
Dates April 21-26, 2019
TV Hours 24 hours live or 15 x 1 hour highlights
Format Double elimination whittles the field of up to 256 players down to the last 16 ahead of the televised stages which then take on a straight-knockout format to determine the destination of one of 9-ball’s biggest prizes.
Prize Fund $300,000
Nations Represented Players from nations around the world
Venue: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Inaugral Year 1976
Website www.matchroompool.com

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The Efren Reyes Cup

Hot on the heels of the Mosconi Cup comes the Efren Reyes Cup – Europe v Asia. Played to the same format as the Mosconi, the Reyes Cup aims to create a new international rivalry between two continents who both believe that they are the best. Named after the Filipino legend, the tournament will feature five players from each territory doing battle over four days in a series of singles and doubles matches.

Availability

Event The Efren Reyes Cup
Dates October 2019
TV Hours 18 Hours Live or 18 x 1 hour highlights
Format The best players from Europe and Asia compete over a series of doubles and singles matches.
Prize Fund $125,000
Nations Represented UK, Holland, Germany, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and China
Venue: Manila, Philippines
Inaugural Year 2018
Website www.matchroompool.com

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World Cup of Pool

The World Cup of Pool is firmly established as one of pool’s premier events.

Taking place annually, the World Cup pits nation against nation as 32 two-man teams battle it out over a total of 31 matches. Played over six days, the teams do battle initially in race-to-7 matches with the games stretching out to race-to-10 as the event progresses. All games are played to a ‘scotch doubles’ format whereby each player takes alternate shots.

Availability

Event The World Cup of Pool
Dates May 2019
TV Hours 48 Hours Live or 31x 1 hour highlights
Format 32 countries’ two-player national teams compete in a straight knock out format over six days for a $250,000 prize-fund. With national pride at stake, the competition is intense and there are plenty of upsets in store.
Prize Fund $250,000
Nations Represented 32 nations from Europe, Asia, Oceania, South Africa, North and South America
Venue: Shanghai, China
Inaugral Year 2006
Website www.matchroompool.com

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World Pool Masters

The Masters returns for its 26th anniversary edition with an expanded field featuring 24 superstars of pool.

Played over three days on a straight knockout basis inside a custom designed TV arena, the Masters is one of the most exciting pool events in the world. Over the years, the tournament has been won by just about every major name in the sport.

Availability

Event The World Pool Masters
Dates 29-310 March 2019
TV Hours 27 hours live or 25 x 1 hour highlights
Format Pool’s longest running invitational event, the Masters sees 24 stars from around the world compete over three days for one of the most celebrated titles in pool.
Prize Fund $80,000
Nations Represented USA, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, Holland, Poland, England, Austria, China and more.
Venue: Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
Inaugral Year 1993
Website www.worldpoolmasters.com
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Mosconi Cup

Established as the biggest event in world pool, the Mosconi Cup pits two sides representing Europe and America in a series of singles and doubles matches.

Now in its 25th year, the Mosconi Cup is played out to 2,000-plus crowds creating a lively, energetic atmosphere that defines the event. As much a test of nerves as pool playing ability, the Mosconi Cup delivers on every level.

Availability

Event The Mosconi Cup
Dates December 4-7, 2018
TV Hours 18 hours live or 18 x 1 hour highlights
Format Pool’s high-octane version of golf’s Ryder Cup pits two five-man teams in intense battle over four days of play. Now entering its 25th year, the Mosconi Cup is pool’s biggest brand, and the most dramatic event in the billiards calendar.
Prize Fund $150,000
Nations Represented USA & Europe
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London
Inaugral Year 1994
Website www.mosconicup.com

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