The world of pool is abuzz with excitement as Matchroom Pool announces the Spanish Open Pool Championship, set to take place from 20-25 June 2023 in Lugo, Spain. With a $200,000 prize fund and top players from around the world competing, this event promises to be a thrilling showcase of skill and talent. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of the Spanish Open, from the venue and dates to the format and entry process. Get ready to mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable pool championship in the beautiful city of Lugo, Spain.
Venue and Dates
The Spanish Open Pool Championship will be held at the prestigious Pazo De Feiras E Congresos De Lugo in Lugo, Spain. Known for its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage, Lugo provides the perfect backdrop for this major pool event. The championship will take place from 20-25 June 2023, giving players and fans alike ample time to plan their trip and experience the excitement firsthand.
Prize Fund and Format
With a generous $200,000 prize fund, the Spanish Open Pool Championship promises to attract top players from around the world. The tournament will feature a 256-player field, with a seeded double elimination stage followed by single elimination rounds. The top 128 players on the Nineball World Rankings will receive priority entry, with the remaining spots open for grabs through the entry process. This format ensures a high level of competition and promises thrilling matches as players vie for the coveted championship title.
Player entries for the Spanish Open Pool Championship will open on Monday, 3 April. As mentioned earlier, the top 64 players on the current Nineball World Rankings will be given priority entry, with the remaining spots available through the entry process. The entry fee is $250, and players are encouraged to secure their spot early to avoid disappointment. This is a unique opportunity for pool players to compete at an international level and showcase their skills on a global stage.
Matchroom Pool and The Asociación Gallega de Billar Pool Partnership
The Spanish Open Pool Championship is the fifth 256-player field tournament promoted by Matchroom on the Nineball World Tour in partnership with The Asociación Gallega de Billar Pool (AGP). The AGP was founded in 1992 with the aim of promoting and disseminating pool billiards in Galicia, Spain. Over the years, the AGP has organized various championships, attracting renowned players from around the world. The partnership between Matchroom Pool and AGP highlights the growing popularity and potential of pool in Spain, and the Spanish Open Pool Championship is a significant milestone in this partnership.
Live Coverage and Broadcast
The Spanish Open Pool Championship will be available for live coverage around the world, split across the Double Elimination and Single Elimination stages of the tournament. Matchroom.Live and Matchroom Pool social media channels will produce the streamed double elimination stage, while Sky Sports, DAZN, Viaplay, and Matchroom.Live will televise the Last 16 onwards, along with other broadcasters worldwide. This ensures that fans from all over the world can follow the action and witness the excitement of the Spanish Open Pool Championship.
The Spanish Open Pool Championship is set to be a thrilling and unforgettable event, with top players from around the world competing for a substantial prize fund in the historic city of Lugo, Spain. The partnership between Matchroom Pool and AGP, the unique format, and the live coverage promise to make this championship a landmark event for pool in Spain and beyond. As fans eagerly await the tournament, players are preparing to compete against the best in the world, including top-ranked Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, and secure their place in pool history. With the added excitement of further announcements to come from Matchroom Pool and AGP later this week, the Spanish Open Pool Championship is shaping up to be a must-see event for fans of the sport. Don’t miss your chance to witness history in the making at the Pazo De Feiras E Congresos De Lugo from 20-25 June 2023.