Asian Open unveiled following success of UK and European events

📷 Taka Wu / Matchroom

by Ben Hudd • December 22, 2022

Matchroom will have a fourth major open tournament on their roster for 2023 as they have announced plans to host an Asian Open Pool Championship following the success of the UK and European editions.

The UK Open and the European Open were announced towards the backend of last year and both hosted 256 professional and amateur players to London and Fulda respectively, with Joshua Filler and Albin Ouschan reigning victorious.

Both were based on the famous US Open Pool Championship structure and proved welcome editions to the nineball calendar, and now a televised tournament will take place in Asia for the first time since the 2012 World Cup of Pool in the Philippines.

The $200,000 tournament comes following the inaugural ranking event held on the Asian continent in Singapore in August, which was snapped off by world number ten Ko Pin-Yi.

The top 128 players on the nineball world rankings will receive a priority window to enter the tournament and then the remaining spots will be available to amateur players.

Further information regarding the newly-launched tournament is expected in due course, including dates and the venue.

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