Premier League Pool | WNT Event Guide
15.03.24

Premier League Pool | WNT Event Guide

Premier League Pool will be held between March 18-25 from US 1 Billiards, West Haven, CT, United States. With 16 of the world’s elite players contesting the exciting league format in one of America’s premier pool halls for the first time in front of live spectators.

We’ve put together the below guide with all the information you need to know ahead of the event!

 

Premier League Pool

Dates: March 18-25 2024

Venue: US 1 Billiards, 1167 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, United States

 

Players

Premier League Pool sees 16 of the best battle collide to be crowned Premier League Champion. The field is comprised of the top eight from the WNT Rankings, with eight additional wild cards selected by Matchroom.

WNT Top 8

Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (ESP) – 2023 World Pool Champion and WNT #1

Fedor Gorst (USA) – 2023 US Open runner-up

Shane Van Boening (USA) – Five-time US Open winner

Ko Ping Chung (TPE) – 2023 US Open champion

Joshua Filler (GER) – 2018 World Pool Champion

Jayson Shaw (GBR) – 2023 Hanoi Open Pool Champion

Albin Ouschan (AUT) – Two-time World Pool Champion

Mario He (AUT) – Two-time World Cup of Pool Champion

 

Wild Cards

David Alcaide (ESP) – 2023 European Open Pool Champion

Dang Jin Hu (CHN) – 2023 Spanish Open Pool Champion

Bernie Regalario (PHI) – 19-year-old Pinoy prodigy from the Philippines

Nguyen Anh Tuan (VNM) – Vietnam’s number one player

Skyler Woodward (USA) – Two-time Mosconi Cup MVP

Ko Pin Yi (TPE) – 2023 World Pool Master

Michael Feliciano (PHI) – Highest ranked Filipino on World Nineball Tour

Wiktor Zielinski (POL) – 23-year-old star of Polish billiards

 

Prize Fund

Premier League Pool has a total prize fund of $100,000 with the below breakdown;

Winner – $20,000

Runner-Up – $12,500

Semi-finalists (x2) – $8,000

A full breakdown of every prize payout can be found here.

 

Spectator Tickets

For the first time in Premier League Pool history, fans will be able to sweat the action live from US 1 Billiards. Spectators can pay at the door, with weekday tickets available for $40 and weekend/final day tickets available for $70.

Bleacher seating includes two sessions, unreserved seating and a $10 food/bar credit.

 

Format

  • All 16 players face each other once across the first five days of play
  • After day five, the bottom 6 in the League Table are eliminated
  • The remaining 10 players face each other again across days six and seven before 4 more players are eliminated
  • The remaining 6 play each other once more on day eight before the top four contend the playoffs
  • All group matches are race to 5, alternate break
  • A win will give a player a point on the league table
  • After points, the table will be determined by Rack Difference, then Racks Won followed by Head-to-Head record if nothing can split the players

 

Schedule

Premier League Pool is set to be played from Monday, 18 March to Monday, 25 March (all times are local).

18-24 March
11:00 – 15:30
17:30 – 22:00

25 March
11:00 – 15:30
17:30 – 21:30

 

Live Scoring

The only way to track all 183 matches across 134 hours of action on both tables at Premier League Pool, as well as the latest scores, seeded draws and fixtures at Matchroom events, is through the WNT Live Scoring site.

Event coverage begins at the upcoming Premier League Pool, held at US 1 Billiards, West Haven, CT, United States between Monday, 18 March and Monday, 25 March, with fans able to follow the action here.

 

Broadcast Details

Coverage of Table 1 will be live across the following broadcasters,  including on Matchroom.Live and YouTube.

  • DAZN – USA, Brazil, Spain & Germany
  • Viaplay – Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
  • AMC Network – Hungary
  • Nova – Czechia & Slovakia
  • Sportklub – Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
  • VCT – Vietnam
  • Fox Sports – Australia

Table 2 will be available to watch for free globally via YouTube.

All other territories can watch coverage of both tables through Matchroom.live. You can sign up for a monthly pass from 4.99 here.

 

Merchandise

The World Nineball Tour’s official Clothing partner Onboard Sportswear will be on hand at Premier League Pool with an exclusive line of merchandise available to spectators.

From Event Jerseys and Training Jackets to Graphic Tees, shop the full range here.

 

Socials

You can keep track of all the action as it unfolds across Matchroom Pool’s social media channels. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X, TikTok and YouTube.

 

Event Sponsors

Matchroom and the World Nineball Tour are proud to partner with the below sponsors for Premier League Pool:

Associate Partners

RASSON Billiards

Cuetec

Official Cloth Partner

Simonis

Official Billiard Ball Partner

Aramith

Official Chalk, Tip and Glove Partner

Kamui

Official Accommodation Partner

Hotel Planner

Official Template Rack Partner

Magic Ball Rack

Official Clothing Partner

Onboard Sportswear

Premium Partners

US1 Billiards

 

Sponsors and Partners