Matchroom Pool has today renamed two of its major events with the World 9-Ball Championship to be known as the World Pool Championship and the US Open 9-Ball Championship to now be named the US Open Pool Championship.
The move brings both events in line with other events under Matchroom Pool’s promotional portfolio; the World Pool Masters and the World Cup of Pool.
Matchroom Pool recently acquired the rights in perpetuity to host the World Pool Championship from 2020, with the event set for October 14-18 at a venue to be announced. The 44th annual US Open Pool Championship will be the second under Matchroom Pool stewardship and takes place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center this April 13-18.
Emily Frazer, COO of Matchroom Pool, said: “As we push professional pool on a global scale, it is important that we are consistent as well as recognisable universally among all big sports. Cue sports are played throughout the world with many specific pool games, however 9-ball pool is the game which appeals to all viewers and lovers of the sport; it is competitive at the highest level as well as enjoyable for the casual spectator.
“With a growing portfolio of events and the global television coverage Matchroom Pool offers, it is important we simplify the game and encourage mass participation at all levels throughout the World and for all ages.
“This move originated from our vision and sole aim of the future growth of pool and in turn cue sports and we are excited to watch it evolve!”
Full details of the 2020 World Pool Championship, including venue, prize money, format and qualification details will be announced over the coming weeks. Follow the World Pool Championship on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For the latest event news please visit http://www.worldpoolchampionship.com.