A new World Nineball Ranking event will take place in Scotland at McGoldrick’s Sports Bar, the JFlowers Scottish Open (May 26-28) promoted by Saltire Promotions the weekend before the UK Open Pool Championship from May 30 to June 4 at the Copper Box Arena, London.
The tournament is the second World Nineball Ranking event to take place at McGoldrick’s with the 64-player event set to offer the perfect warm-up on British shores ahead of the next Major event on the World Nineball Tour, the UK Open Pool Championship.
Paying out a first-place prize of $9,600, a total prize fund of $29,000 will be in the offing for the tournament with entries costing only $360. Entries are expected to sell out quickly with the likes of local hero and Mosconi Cup star Jayson Shaw amongst the names set to turn out in Glasgow. Sign up here.
Tournament conditions are set to mirror the Matchroom events with the field set to play double elimination to the Last 16 with the winners’ side Races to 10 and losers Race to 8. All matches will be played on Rasson tables with Aramith Tournament Black Balls and Iwan Simonis 860 Shark Grey Cloth being used with the Magic Ball Template Rack.
Fans can watch two tables with live streams available through the Scottish Cue Sport YouTube page and Matchroom Pool channels.
Emily Frazer, Matchroom Multi Sport Managing Director is pleased to offer a vital ranking point opportunity days before the UK Open: “The JFlowers Scottish Open offers up a fantastic opportunity for international and local players to get tuned up ahead of the UK Open with the tournament expected to be stacked with big names all looking to earn World Nineball Ranking points that could be the gateway to the likes of the Mosconi cup, and World Pool Championship. With eh conditions to mirror our events, players have the perfect warm up to the Major a few days later. I’d like to thank Saltire Promotions, Paul Corrigan, Elliott Sanderson, and the team at McGoldrick’s for making this happen.”
Following the JFlowers Scottish Open, McGoldrick’s will play host once again to a World Nineball Ranking event from July 21-23 with the Jacoby 9-Ball Open.