The draw has been made for the 2023 Spanish Open Pool Championship taking place from June 20 to June 25 at Pazo De Feiras E Congresos De Lugo, Spain with WNT No.1 and local favourite Francisco Sanchez Ruiz set to open his campaign against Enrique Rodríguez Lema live on Sky Sports.
The Spanish Open Pool Championship is one of five 256-player field tournament promoted by Matchroom on the World Nineball 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 World Nineball Tour Rankings before only 64 make it to the single elimination rounds.
Two-time World Pool Masters champion David Alcaide will set out for a historic title on home soil against Paul Florín Mandroiu whilst rising Spanish stars Jonas Souto Comino and Jose Alberto Delgado will face off against Jamie Bryan and Dimitrios Siampanis respectively.
A stacked field will head to Spain with over 50 nationalities represented including USA hero Shane Van Boening taking on Gareth Esprit as he looks for his first World Nineball Tour crown since the 2022 World Pool Championship. Newly crowned UK Open Pool Championship winner Eklent Kaçi will start out vs Heriberto Aybar Santana and World Pool Masters champion Ko Pin Yi will meet Javier Raposo Gómez. There will be a return to the Nineball arena for China’s Wu Jia Qing with the 2005 world champion up against Óliver Rodríguez Roa of Spain.
Selected Round 1 Matches
- Joshua Filler (GER) vs Mohammad Almuhanna (KUW)
- Albin Ouschan (AUT) vs Andrés González López (ESP)
- Wang Can (CHN) vs Javier Álvarez Ramos (ESP)
- Mohammad Soufi (SYR) vs Kledio Kaçi (ALB)
- Jayson Shaw (GBR) vs Norman Bakker (NED)
Session Times – all times are CEST
- June 20-23 – From 10 am to 9 pm daily
- 24, June – 1pm – 5:30pm and 7pm – 11:30pm
- 25, June – 1:30pm – 6pm and 7:30pm – 10:30pm
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. UK and Ireland based fans can see the final two days on Sky Sports with the opening four on Matchroom.Live and the Matchroom YouTube. Fans in the USA will be able to watch all six days live on DAZN whilst those in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Poland, and Netherlands can watch 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.