A lucrative ranking event, the Peri 9-ball Open worth over $100,000 in prize money will take place in Vietnam’s Hanoi City the week before the inaugural Asian Open Pool Championship. The WNT Ranking event shall offer the world’s elite a chance to earn vital points and tune-up ahead of the most hotly anticipated tournament in pool.

  • Peri 9-Ball Open to take place 5-9 October ahead of Asian Open Pool Championship(10-15 October)
  • Penultimate event for Race to Mosconi Cup automatic selection
  • $104,000 total prize fund guaranteed, $25,000 to the winner
  • World Nineball Tour Event Rules
  • Matchroom Pool social media and punditry team to cover event extensively with live streams and exclusive content
  • Top 64 Players on the World Nineball Tour are guaranteed seeding 

The Peri 9-Ball Open promoted by VietContent and supported by Peri Cues from 5-9 October in Hanoi City at the Peri Pool Arena, Hanoi City will be played under the same WNT event rules as the Asian Open Pool Championship. The Peri Pool Arena is a newly built billiards hall located in the very centre of Hanoi, with just over 30 peri pool tables offering an ideal set up for a WNT ranking event. 

As the penultimate ranking event for the Race to Mosconi Cup automatic selection, the tournament will offer an extra bit of needle with the qualification spot for both Team USA and Europe found out at the conclusion of the Asian Open Pool Championship final. 

Therefore, a lucrative slice of the $104,000 prize fund could be the difference between watching the Mosconi Cup at home or playing at Alexandra Palace. 

Offering a clear structure to playing schedules, the tournament will allow players to spend time on Vietnam’s time zone ahead of the Asian Open Pool Championship tuning up with many flying in from the US Open Pool Championship (September 25-30, Atlantic City, USA). 

The top 64 on the World Nineball Tour Rankings will be seeded with the remaining 64 spots in the field set to come from local qualifiers and spots open to all. 

With so much on the line, Matchroom Pool will cover the tournament extensively across social media channels with a team on the ground set to provide exclusive content and live streams showcasing the best of the World Nineball Tour to fans globally with over 1.5 million followers. 

Matchroom Multi Sport Managing Director Emily Frazer said: “Back-to-back ranking events have been plans in the making since we officially launched the Asian Open Pool Championship, and we’re thrilled that both Vietcontent and Peri have come on board with this brand new ranking event. Whilst the US Open Pool Championship will finish on 30, September, players will have the opportunity to get to Hanoi, Vietnam and warm up before our first Asian Open event – I suspect it will be the toughest field seen in 9-ball. It’s great to have a 128-player ranking event leading into the Asian Open, promoting local Vietnamese talent and building up the excitement to the main event. 

The plans of the billiards arena look impressive, with the Matchroom team all arriving in Hanoi in time for the Peri 9-ball Open, we have an extensive plan in place, so we can best promote the event and 9-ball in Vietnam.” 

Vietcontent Group president cum CEO Ms. Tran Thuy Chi said: “I was born and grown here in this land of Hanoi city, with all my love with our home town and sports as well, I always dream of bringing international sports events here to the very beautiful and charming city like Hanoi. So I do appreciate the kind support of Hanoi city Authorities and Matchroom in organising a back-to-back Nineball ranking event in Hanoi. It’s helping to make Hanoi to become centre of Nineball Pool in October of 2023. And we with Matchroom both want to make the best preparation for players for Asian Open in terms of physical and financial as well.”

Peri exclusive dealer in Vietnam on be half of Title Sponsor Mr. Nguyen Hoang Nhat said: “I was a fan of pool and Matchroom event for a long time. And I always believe that our Vietnamese player will be the champion of the world one day. With the cooperation of Peri Cue and my partner Vietcontent now I can make a step forward to the goal. I hope that a long side with Asian Open, Peri 9-ball Open will create a big motivation for Vietnamese players in training because now even a young player without money can have the opportunity to step up to the international stage. Once again thank you Peri Cue for supporting me!”

Peri 9-Ball Open Prize Breakdown

Winner – $25,000

R/up – $15,000

Semi-final – $8,000 x 2 

Quarterfinals – $4,000 x 4 

Last 16 – $2,000 x 8 

Last 32 – $1000 x 16 

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