Two-time World Pool Masters winner David Alcaide secured his first ranking event win of the 2023 campaign beating Great Britain’s Phil Burford in the final of the Jacoby 9-Ball Open – a World Nineball Tour ranking event in Glasgow, Scotland to move inside the world’s top 20 at world number 19.
Alcaide, 44, bounced back from Spanish Open Pool Championship disappointment last month by clinching the title in a hill hill finish with Burford having overcome Switzerland’s number one Dimitri Jungo hill hill in the semi-finals and Great Britain’s Imran Majid in the last 16 on route to victory. The Spaniard did it the hard way, losing out to Burford earlier in the tournament 8-5 to be sent to the losers’ side of the draw.
A diverse field made its way to Scotland for the second time this year with McGoldrick’s Pool & Sports Bar hosting the Scottish Open in May. Denmark’s number one Mickey Krause was joined by multi-disipline cueist Jack Whelan who reached the semi-finals while Great Britain’s Chris Alexander’s run to the quarter-finals sees him close in on the WNT top 100 at world number 102.
Hosts Paul Corrigan and Great Britain’s World Cup of Pool representative Elliott Sanderson both reached the quarter-finals before defeat to Alcaide and Whelan respectively.
NEXT WORLD NINEBALL TOUR RANKING EVENT
The Sharks International Open is underway in Quezon City, Philippines from until 29, July with the top 64 on the World Nineball Tour rankings invited and a lucrative prize fund of $100,000 on the line for the 128 field. Watch live here.
The Balkan Pool Tour’s Longoni Visoko Open will follow the Sharks 9-Ball International Open from August 5-7 2023. See information on how to enter here.
NEXT MATCHROOM EVENT
The next signature Matchroom multi-table open event comes next at the European Open Pool Championship from August 8-13 at Hotel Esperanto in Fulda, Germany with the first-ever Fillers’ Junior Open taking place on August 11-12. Buy your tickets here from €15.