by Ben Hudd • December 26, 2022
A bumper nineball schedule has been announced for the upcoming 2023 season, with more than 30 ranking tournaments planned to take place across the world.
Ten televised tournaments hosted by Matchroom themselves have been scheduled, including the newly-launched Asian Open Pool Championship and English Open Pool Championship as well as the famous season-ending Mosconi Cup in London.
The 2023 circuit will get underway with the Turning Stone Classic as well as the Derby City Classic in January, before the prestigious World Pool Championship takes place from February 1-5 in Kielce, Poland.
Other notable dates for the diary include the World Pool Masters from May 4-7, one of the sport’s showpiece stagings in the US Open Pool Championship between September 25-30 and the World Cup of Pool from June 20-25.
Both the UK Open and the European Open will have second stagings at London’s Copper Box Arena and Fulda’s Hotel Esperanto in June and August respectively, with the inaugural editions won by Joshua Filler and Albin Ouschan earlier this year.
The Euro Tour will feature on the calendar for the second successive season, beginning with the Tallinn Open in Estonia from February 18-20, while the Balkan Tour sees events held in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina amongst others.
Asian players will experience tour events held in countries such as the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam, with their stand-out events being the televised Asian Open Pool Championship and the APF Asian Championship.
The Asian Open is one of two newly-launched major tournaments for 2023 alongside the English Open Pool Championship, with more details regarding both televised events expected in the coming weeks.
Ranking events will provide players with the opportunity to qualify for the American and European Mosconi Cup teams through the two-year rolling system, as well as other invitational events including the World Pool Masters, World Cup of Pool and the Premier League.
The top 100 players in the current standings have received automatic spots in February’s World Championship, while those in that bracket also receive priority entry to open events such as the US Open in Atlantic City.
2023 NINEBALL SCHEDULE
5-8 – Turning Stone Classic
25-28 – Derby City Classic
1-5 – World Pool Championship
18-20 – Euro Tour Tallinn Open
TBC – Balkan Tour
14-17 – Euro Tour St Johann im Pongau Open
19-21 – PRP Nineball Open
22-23 – First Break Cafe Open
TBC – Asian Tour Indonesia Open
4-7 – World Pool Masters
27-29 – Euro Tour Tampere Open
TBC – Premier League Pool
TBC – Bucharest Open
TBC – English Open Pool Championship
TBC – Asian Tour Vietnam Open
30-4 – UK Open Pool Championship
20-25 – World Cup of Pool
TBC – Asian Tour Philippines Open
TBC – Asian Tour Taiwan Open
TBC – Balkan Tour
19-21 – Euro Tour Slovenia Open
TBC – Asian Tour Singapore Open
8-13 – European Open Pool Championship
TBC – APF Asian Championship
31-3 – Turning Stone Classic
14-17 – Capital City Classic
22-23 – Connecticut Open
25-30 – US Open Pool Championship
21-23 – Euro Tour Lasko Open
TBC – Asian Open Pool Championship
TBC – International Open
3-6 – Euro Tour Treviso Open
TBC – Mosconi Cup