Matchroom are the world leaders in hosting, promoting and broadcasting nine-ball pool. With a portfolio of major events headed by the transatlantic tussle which is the Mosconi Cup, Matchroom have been staging the tournaments the world’s best players all want to play in since 1993.
The partypoker Mosconi Cup is pool’s biggest brand, and the most dramatic event in the billiards calendar as five-man teams represnting Europe and USA do battle over four intense days in front of sell-out crowds.
The World Pool Masters is Pool’s longest running invitational event and sees 24 stars from around the world compete over three days for one of the most celebrated titles in the pool world.
The World Cup of Pool sees two-player teams from 32 countries compete in a straight knock out format. With national pride at stake, the competition is intense and there are plenty of upsets in store.
The US Open Pool Championship is pool’s longest-running major and was acquired by Matchroom Sport ahead of its 43rd staging. Propelled onto the global TV stage under Matchroom stewardship, the US Open Pool Championship now boasts a $375,000 prize fund with 256 players from around the world doing battle for the biggest singles title in 9-ball.
In 2020, Matchroom Pool acquired the rights in perpetuity to host the World Pool Championship in a ground-breaking agreement with the WPA. The World Pool Championship joins Matchroom Pool’s portfolio of major events and will benefit from increased prize money and global TV coverage.
Matchroom Multi Sport
Matchroom Pool is part of Matchroom Multi Sport Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Matchroom Sport Ltd.
Matchroom Multi Sport was previously a department of Matchroom Sport Ltd, but has now become its latest wholly owned subsidiary, as a separate trading limited company. Emily Frazer is Managing Director of Matchroom Multi Sport, with Barry Hearn, Eddie Hearn and Matthew Porter also sitting on the board.
Alongide pool in Matchroom Multi Sport’s current portfolio of events across eight different sports are Fish‘O’Mania, which takes place for the 27th time this summer, the World Championship of Ping Pong, tenpin bowling’s Weber Cup and the British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship and British Basketball All-Stars Championship.
The Weber Cup is tenpin bowling’s answer to the Mosconi Cup, while the Superstars of Gymnastics brought together some of the sport’s biggest names at The O2, London in 2019.
Matchroom Multi Sport also promotes two snooker events; the prestigious Champion of Champions, and the Championship League Snooker.
Matchroom Multi Sport continues to expand on its diverse range of sporting events while exploring new creations and acquisitions.