by Absolute Pool • October 13, 2022
The inaugural SVB Junior Open will take place during the US Open Pool Championship in Atlantic City, involving the likes of prodigiously-talented youngsters Riku Rompannen, Khalid Al-Ghamdi and Joey Tate.
Rompannen, the 14-year-old from Finland, is a heavy favourite for the title following his breakthrough year on the nineball scene, while Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ghamdi also made strides at the recent European Open.
North Carolina’s Tate will be hoping to follow his exploits at the US Open, which saw him prove a tough test for five-time champion Shane van Boening.
European U18 champion Yannick Pongers from the Netherlands also features, as do highly-rated American teenagers Adrian Prasad, Landon Hollingsworth and Payne McBride as well as 11-year-old Savannah Easton.
Coverage of the semi-finals and final will broadcast live on Matchroom Pool’s YouTube channel to almost 200,000 subscribers.
2022 SVB JUNIOR OPEN
Click here for the full draw bracket via the Cue Score system
Nine on the spot with a break box, winner breaks throughout, shot clock implemented for semi-finals and final
Last 64 – Race to seven
Last 32 – Race to seven
Last 16 – Race to seven
Quarter-finals – Race to nine
Semi-finals – Race to nine
Final – Race to nine
Champion – $2,500 + free entry into 2023 US Open Pool Championship
Runner-up – $1,300
Semi-finalists – $700
Quarter-finalists – $350
Last 16 – $225
Last 32 – $100