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The Spanish Open Pool Championship is the fifth 256-player field tournament promoted by Matchroom on the Nineball World Tour in partnership with The Asociación Gallega de Billar Pool (AGP), with players set to fight through a seeded double elimination stage led by the top 128 on the Nineball World Rankings before only 64 make it to the single elimination rounds.
The Asociación Gallega de Billar Pool was founded in 1992 by Carlos Iglesias Lorenzo in Cangas del Morrazo (Galicia – Spain), with the aim of promoting and disseminating pool billiards in Galicia, a modality that to date was not known. years of hard work by Carlos and the AGP team have made billiards a referent point for Pool in Spain today.
This year, the 31st edition of the Galician Pool Billiards Championship will be held. Around 1,000 pool players come together every year to compete for the coveted titles in the different categories. In addition to Galician Championships, the AGP has previously organized Spanish Championship events as well as International Opens attracting world pool figures such as Efren Reyes, Francisco Bustamante , Ralph Souquet among many others, and of course Spanish national players like David Alcaide and Francisco Sánchez Ruíz.
Nineball World Number One Francisco Sanchez Ruiz will lead the field: “I think I speak for all Spanish players when I say it is something special to have the biggest events being brought to our country with our people supporting us. It would be a unique experience for me! I won my first Spanish championship in Lugo, so it is a special place for me already.”
“It’s going to be a tournament that’s hard to forget for all the players. In Spain there is a lot of fans and a lot of passion for pool in the country and I am sure they will turn out to support us all,” Sanchez Ruiz added.
“It is an honour for the AGP to be able to host a tournament like this and we are proud that Matchroom has placed their trust in us to celebrate the 1st edition of the Spanish Open Pool Championship. We hope this is a good push for the Pool in Spain so that it can get the support it deserves.”