The draw for the inaugural SVB Junior Open set to take place at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City during the US Open Pool Championship from October 13-14 has been made as 64 players aged 17 and under battle it out to take home a slice of the $10,000 first place prize.
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Khalid Alghamdi who announced himself on the Nineball stage in fashion at the European Open with a run to Winners’ Qualification will start out against Holden Moody. Double Gold European medalist Yannick Pongers will be a name to watch and he starts against Kaden Herrbach.
Japan’s Miina Tani goes against Chase Murray whilst the USA’s Joey Tate takes on Skylar Hess. Elsewhere, Riku Romppanen will meet Eva Grigsby and rising star in the Junior International Championship D’Angelo Spain takes on Eddie Vonderau.
The final is set to be streamed live on the Matchroom Pool YouTube channel to over 180,000 subscribers as the players enjoy a huge spotlight offered to them thanks to the main US Open being at the Last 16 and Quarter-Final stage during the last day of the Junior Open.
Fans will be able to soak in the Junior Open on tables next to the main event making the Juniors feel a huge part of the US Open in the Diamond Arena.
All Junior competitors will receive an SVB Junior Open jersey free of charge from official apparel partner Onboard alongside the $10,000 prize fund. Van Boening’s official cue partner, Cuetec put up $5,000 alongside $5,000 from Matchroom to offer one of the most exciting prize pots in Junior Pool.
The tournament will be played on Diamond Tables, with Simonis Shark Grey 860 cloth, Aramith Tournament Black balls, and KAMUI chalk in the same Diamond Arena as the US Open Pool Championship which takes place from October 10-15. All matches up until the quarter-finals will be Race to 7 with matches from then on being Races to 9.
Live rack-by-rack scoring will be available throughout the event at www.matchroompool.com thanks to our partners CueScore.