The 256-player field for the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship is now full.
With 221 player entries confirmed, and 35 spots reserved for global qualifying events still to take place, Matchroom Multi Sport is now operating a waiting list system. Players who have not yet entered the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship should join the waiting list at www.matchroompool.com/usopen9ball. If a place in the event becomes available, the player at the top of the waiting list will be contacted and offered that space.
Players can still enter one of the many qualifying events taking place around the world which offers entry to the US Open 9-Ball Championship, which is set for Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas this April 21-26. A full list of qualifying events can be found at www.matchroompool.com/usopen9ball.
Matchroom Multi Sport COO Emily Frazer said: “We’re thrilled to have filled the field for the US Open 9-Ball already. We knew this event was going to be hugely popular but to have a full field more than three months before the event shows just how excited the pool world is about Matchroom’s first US Open.
“The US Open 9-Ball is a great event with a long and illustrious history. We’ve got plans now to take it to a whole new level and we’ve got lots of big news to announce over the next few weeks.
“Obviously there will be some disappointed players who have missed out on the chance to enter the US Open, but we strongly advise they join the waiting list and look at the list of qualifying events still to be played. It’s going to be an incredible week at Mandalay Bay in April.”
A full list of the players already entered can be found at www.matchroompool.com, where details of all qualifying matches are also available. Further qualifying matches are expected to be added in due course.
Tickets for the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship are available now at www.matchroompool.com from as little as $10 with VIP packages also available for the final three days of the tournament.
The tournament will be split into two stages with the full field playing double elimination down to the final 16 from Sunday April 21st until Tuesday April 23rd across multiple tables. From Wednesday April 24th until Friday April 26th the final 16 players will play straight knockout in the TV Arena in front of a global television audience.
The prize fund for the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship is set at a minimum $300,000.