GREAT BRITAIN (February 15, 2016) – The GB 9 Ball Tour are excited to announce that this season we will be hosting the 2nd 9-Ball UK Open, an event that will carry ranking points towards selection of the 2016 European Mosconi Cup Team as well as a Guaranteed prize fund of €17,500 (£13,500) with the winner of the main event receiving €3,250 (£2,500).
The 2016 UK Open will be held between 22-24 July at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Telford, UK, and will replace the GB9 Northern Masters planned for the same weekend.
All existing GB9 members will be eligible to play the UK Open for no additional entry fee. GB9 Pro division members who play the event will receive a £90 refund due to the fact that there will be no separate Pro event.
The event is fully open to non-members for an entry fee of €200 (£150) up to a maximum field of 128, on a first-come-first-served basis.
The format for the weekend will be as follows:
128 Players, Double-Elimination to the Last 32, followed by Straight KO
TOTAL PRIZE FUND €14,700 (£11,400)
Bonus Event – Open to all players not making the Last 32
96 players split into two tiers of 48 (based on ability), Straight KO.
TOTAL PRIZE FUNDS:
Tier 1, €1,750 (£1350)
Tier 2, €1,200 (£925)
The GB9 committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Luke Riches at Matchroom Sport for allowing us to provide a world class event here in the UK with the prestige of being part of qualification for what many consider the best pool event on the calendar, The Mosconi Cup.
More information and instructions on how to enter can be found on the event details page.
In 2016 GB9 is proudly sponsored by Simonis Cloth, Aramith Billiard Balls, McDermott Cue, Kamui Tips, Rasson Billiards and Carlson Rezidor Hotels making the perfect combination of the very best equipment in the most outstanding venues.