The 2023 SVB Junior Open, named after five-time US Open champion Shane Van Boening will take place alongside the US Open Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City from September 28-29 with entries open at 3 pm UK time on Thursday, 17 August. ENTRIES OPEN NOW RIGHT HERE
Since the first SVB Junior Open, 12 months ago, the commitment to the grassroots pool from Matchroom has exploded with all signature multi-table events now featuring a junior tournament carrying a $10,000 prize fund open to anyone aged 17 and under. Most recently, the Netherlands’ Mika Van Berkel sealed the Fillers’ Junior Open beating Walter Laikre in the final having finished runner-up to Maks Benko at the JS Junior Open in London.
Matchroom Pool is committed to the World Nineball Tour affording opportunities to everyone with entry free to all juniors taking part, and publishing the final of the event live on YouTube as well as highlights within the Sky Sports programme on September 24. Onboard Sportswear will provide a free custom SVB Junior Open jersey so all can feel and look the part as they do battle in the same main event arena of the most historic major, the US Open Pool Championship taking place at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, USA from September 25-30 2023. Aramith will donate the winner the set of Aramith Black balls from their final match so they can take home every memory of their prestigious Junior final.
Van Boening said: “I cannot wait to see Juniors coming out once more to compete in what is one of the best tournaments in the world to experience. I saw so much potential last year in the players who competed and we’ve seen the real-world impact with our winner 12 months ago in Khalid Alghamdi going from strength to strength playing in Premier League Pool and the World Cup of Pool and now he’s ranked inside the WNT Rankings top 128.”