The draw has been made for the 2023 UK Open Pool Championship taking place from May 30 to June 4 with defending champion Joshua Filler set to meet Jaspal Bamotra in the opening round.
Hosted in one of the UK’s most historic sporting venues, players will do battle for the $200,000 prize fund with vital World Nineball Tour Ranking points on the line over six-action packed days to become the second-ever UK Open champion.
Home favourite Jayson Shaw will meet Jamie Mocock and World Nineball Tour No.1 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz has drawn Bash Maqsood of Great Britain while the World Snooker Tour’s top 16 player Gary Wilson will return for another stint of Nineball against Joe Granville.
The USA’s Shane Van Boening has five US Open crowns to his name and the journey for his first title on British waters since the 2022 World Pool Championship will begin against Juuso Nuutinen from Finland. Fresh off the back of claiming the World Pool Masters just a few weeks ago, Ko Pin Yi’s competition will start out against Danny Johnson.
Gabriel Vasilache and Joe Prince both qualified for the UK Open through the first-ever WNT – The Qualifier series held earlier on this month in Surrey with the pair meeting
Selected Round 1 Matches
- Albin Ouschan (AUT) vs Phillip Wildman (GBR)
- Wiktor Zielinski (POL) vs Carlo Blasi (ITA)
- Niels Feijen (NED) vs Harriet Haynes (GBR)
- Eklent Kaci (ALB) vs David Black (GBR)
- Carlo Biado (PHI) vs Sorin Victor Dimofte (ROM)
- Aloysius Yapp (SGP) vs James Welch (GBR
The top 128 players in the field were seeded based on the 2023 World Nineball Tour Rankings with Round 1 matches be split across the opening two days of play with over 51
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.