The draw for the 46th US Open Championship – set to take place at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City from September 25-30th – is complete with defending champion Francisco Sanchez Ruiz opening his account against American hopeful John Weber, whilst five-time champion Shane Van Boening taking on Britain’s Andrew Finnigan.
The US Open Championship, one of the most historic events in pool, is one of five 256-player field tournaments promoted by Matchroom on the World Nineball Tour with players set to fight through a seeded double elimination stage led by the top 128 on the World Nineball Tour Rankings before only 64 make it to the single elimination rounds.
With a mouth-watering $300,000 prize fund in the offing, the stakes couldn’t be higher as two more players will aim to lock in their spots in Team Europe and USA ahead of the 2023 Mosconi Cup taking place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 6-9 2023.
With 39 countries from every corner of the globe descending on Atlantic City, the US Open Pool Championship promises to be a carnival of Nineball. Recent European Open victor David Alcaide looks to maintain his momentum in the chase to the Mosconi Cup, with Fedor Gorst, Mario He, Joshua Filler and Jayson Shaw all knocking on the door of Team Europe’s next automatic spot.
With almost half of the field representing the United States of America, fans and players alike can expect a swell of support for the Stars and Stripes. With Skyler Woodward confirming his place in December’s Ally Pally spectacle back in Fulda, Germany, attention turns to the likes of Van Boening, Tyler Styer and Shane Wolford to claim their spot. 2022 SVB Junior Open champion Khalid Alghamdi returns to Atlantic City in the main draw for the US Open Pool Championship.
Pool legend Earl Strickland returns to the US Open, where Miina Tani has the exciting task of trying to conquer the Pearl. World Pool Masters champion Ko Pin Yi leads a strong contingent from Asia, while Duong Quoc Hoang will be looking at putting together a strong run of form heading into the next major Matchroom event in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Selected First Round Matches
- Francisco Sanchez Ruiz v John Weber
- Jayson Shaw v Robert Hart
- Shane Van Boening v Andrew Finnigan
- Tyler Styer v Franklin Hernandez
- Skyler Woodward v Charles Carlise
- David Alcaide v Kenichi Uchigaki
- Fedor Gorst v Sam Henderson
- Joshua Filler v Pierfrancesco Garzia
- Ko Pin Yi v Sean C. Morgan
- Duong Quoc Hoang v Joey Tate
- Anton Raga v Nelson Bueno
- Khalid Alghamdi v Christoph Neumayer
The US Open Championship will take place from September 25-30th.
All times are local (EST)
25-28th September – from 10 am daily
30th September – 10 am – 2:30 pm / 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
30th September – 10 am – 2:30 pm / 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The top 128 players in the field were seeded based on the 2023 World Nineball Tour Rankings with Round 1 matches taking place over the opening two days.
Outright betting markets will open in the coming days with match odds also available through online gaming websites in the coming days. Keep an eye on the Matchroom Pool social media channels for the latest.
Live rack-by-rack scoring will be available throughout the event at www.matchroompool.com thanks to our partners PRP.
Wherever you are in the world, you will be able to sweat the action with broadcasters globally and live on the Matchroom Pool and Multi Sport YouTube channels in selected territories and on Matchroom.Live. Fans in the USA will be able to watch all six days live on DAZN, with UK and Ireland-based fans being able to catch the final two days on Sky Sports with the opening four on Matchroom.Live and the Matchroom YouTube. Those watching in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Poland, and Netherlands can enjoy live on Viaplay. Fans in the Philippines meanwhile will be able to sweat the action on TAP Go and those in Vietnam on VietContent channels.
Full broadcast details will be published ahead of the US Open Pool Championship.