The US Open 9-Ball Championship returns to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center, Las Vegas, April 13-18, 2020.

Germany’s Joshua Filler is defending champion as promoters Matchroom Multi Sport build on the success of their maiden US Open, which saw sold-out crowds, record TV ratings and a full field of 256 players – one of the strongest line-ups ever essembled.

Ticket details and player entry information will be available in due course at matchroompool.com.

Venue

  • Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

  • April 13th - 18th 2020

Prize Fund

TOTAL $375,000
1st
$60,000
2nd
$30,000
3rd-4th
$15,000
5th-8th
$7,750
9th-16th
$5,000
17th-24th
$3,250
25th-32nd
$2,750
33rd-48th
$2,250
49th-64th
$1,750
65th-96th
$1,250
97th-128th
$1,000

2020 US Open 9-Ball Championship Qualifiers

Intersted in staging an official US Open 9-Ball Championship qualifier? Please email pool@matchroom.com for more information

Sam's Billiards, Portland, OR
24th-25th August 2019
1 Spots
Skinny Bob's Billiards, Round Rock, Texas
11th-12th January 2020
1 Spots
Benteli's, Bern, Switzerland
29th February 2020
1 Spots
Vadin Billiard Room, Cape Town, South Africa
February 2020
1 Spots
New Zealand (North Island)
TBC
1 Spots
New Zealand (South Island)
TBC
1 Spots
Poland
TBC
1 Spots
Las Vegas
TBC
1 Spots
Las Vegas
TBC
1 Spots
Illinois
TBC
1 Spots
Illinois
TBC
1 Spots
Arizona
TBC
1 Spots
Arizona
TBC
1 Spots
South Africa
TBC
1 Spots

2020 US Open 9-Ball Championship Players

  • Adam Lewis (England)
  • Albin Ouschan (Austria)
  • Alex Montpellier (France)
  • Alex Pagulayan (Canada)
  • Alexander Garmatz (Germany)
  • Alexander Kazakis (Greece)
  • Aloysius Yapp (Singapore)
  • Arnar Petersen (Iceland)
  • Bahram Lotfy (Denmark)
  • Ben Sutherland (USA)
  • Benji Buckley (England)
  • Bill Norrish Jr (USA)
  • Billy Thorpe (USA)
  • Blaine Barcus (USA)
  • Bora Anar (Switzerland)
  • Bryan Farah (Curaçao)
  • Carlo Biado (Philippines)
  • Chang Jung-lin (Chinese Taipei)
  • Chang Yu-lung (Chinese Taipei)
  • Cheng Yu-hsuan (kevin) (Chinese Taipei)
  • Chris Alexander (Northern Ireland)
  • Chris Melling (England)
  • Chris Robinson (USA)
  • Chris Seville (England)
  • Cody Myers (USA)
  • Corey Deuel (USA)
  • Damianos Giallourakis (Greece)
  • Danny Hewitt (Canada)
  • Darren Appleton (England)
  • Dave Hopkin (England)
  • David Alcaide Bermudez (Spain)
  • Deepak Dhiman (USA)
  • Dejan Sipkovski (Macedonia)
  • Denis Grabe (Estonia)
  • Dennis Hatch (USA)
  • Dennis Orcollo (Philippines)
  • Donny Mills (USA)
  • Dustin Dixon (USA)
  • Earl Strickland (USA)
  • Eklent Kaci (Albania)
  • Ellis Brown (USA)
  • Eric No (USA)
  • Eugene Villena (USA)
  • Fabio Petroni (Italy)
  • Fedor Gorst (Russia)
  • Francesco Candela (Italy)
  • Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (Spain)
  • Franklin Hernandez (USA)
  • Fu Che-wei (Chinese Taipei)
  • Gabe Owen (USA)
  • Gary Urinoski (USA)
  • Gwyn Spooner (Germany)
  • Hayato Hijikata (Japan)
  • Hendrik Drost (USA)
  • Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
  • Hsu Kai-lun (Chinese Taipei)
  • Imran Majid (England)
  • Ingvi Arnar Halldórsson (Iceland)
  • Jamie White (Germany)
  • Jani Siekkinen (Finland)
  • Jasmin Ouschan (Austria)
  • Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
  • Jeff Beckley (USA)
  • Jeff De Luna (Philippines)
  • Jeffrey Jimenez (USA)
  • Jeremy Jones (USA)
  • Jimmy Devlin ()
  • John Chapman (UK)
  • John Fields (USA)
  • John Morra (Canada)
  • John Schmidt (USA)
  • Jon Demet (USA)
  • Joseph Korsiak (USA)
  • Joshua Filler (Germany)
  • Kelson Juan (USA)
  • Kengo Suzuki (Japan)
  • Ko Ping-chung (Chinese Taipei)
  • Ko Pin-yi (Chinese Taipei)
  • Kohei Inoue (Japan)
  • Konrad Juszczyszyn (Poland)
  • Kurt Kobayashi (USA)
  • Lance Salazar (USA)
  • Lefteris Georgiou (Cyprus)
  • Lin Ta-li (Chinese Taipei)
  • Liu Cheng-chieh (Chinese Taipei)
  • Lo Li-wen (Chinese Taipei)
  • Majkell Pacuka (Albania)
  • Manny Perez (USA)
  • Marc Bijsterbosch (Netherlands)
  • Marc Vidal Claramunt (USA)
  • Marcel Price (Wales)
  • Marco Teutscher (New Zealand)
  • Mario He (Austria)
  • Martin Alaniz ()
  • Masato Yoshioka (Japan)
  • Mateusz Sniegocki (Poland)
  • Matt Edwards (New Zealand)
  • Mensur Kahric (USA)
  • Michael Delawder (USA)
  • Michael Hutcheson (USA)
  • Michael Leahy (USA)
  • Michael Xiarhos (USA)
  • Michael Yednak (USA)
  • Miguel Giron (Honduras)
  • Mika Immonen (Finland)
  • Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan (New Zealand)
  • Naoyuki Oi (Japan)
  • Nick Ekonomopoulos (Greece)
  • Nick Malaj (Greece)
  • Niels Feijen (Denmark)
  • Pat Fleming (USA)
  • Patrick Holtz (Scotland)
  • Paul Juarez (USA)
  • Pedro Botta (USA)
  • Petri Makkonen (Finland)
  • Philipp Stojanovic (Croatia)
  • Philipps Yee (USA)
  • Pia Filler (Germany)
  • Ralf Souquet (Germany)
  • Ray Robles (USA)
  • Ray Shultz (USA)
  • Ritchie Ogawa (Japan)
  • Rob Hart (USA)
  • Rodney Morris (USA)
  • Roland Stock (USA)
  • Roman Hybler (Czech Republic)
  • Ruben Omar Docampo (Argentina)
  • Ruslan Chinahov (Russia)
  • Ryosuke Maruoka (Japan)
  • Sajal Ghimire (Nepal)
  • Sanjin Pehlivanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Seth Guffey (USA)
  • Shane Van Boening (USA)
  • Skyler Woodward (USA)
  • Stan Walton (Cayman Islands)
  • Steve Della Pietra (England)
  • Steven Van Ness (USA)
  • Terry Spalding (USA)
  • Thomas Welle (Germany)
  • Thorsten Hohmann (Germany)
  • Tom Staveley (England)
  • Tommy Kennedy (USA)
  • Tommy Tokoph (USA)
  • Tony Drago (Malta)
  • Toru Kurabayashi (Japan)
  • Tyler Styer (USA)
  • Wiktor Zielinski (Poland)
  • Will Fifer (Canada)
  • Wojciech Szewczyk (Poland)
  • Wu Kun-lin (Chinese Taipei)

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US Open 9ball History

Barry Behrman, Founder, US Open 9-Ball Championship

Barry Behrman opened his first incarnation of Q-Master Billiards in 1971 at the age of 25 and he staged the first US Open 9-Ball Championship at his Norfolk, VA poolroom in 1976. The event was won by future Hall of Famer Mike Sigel and was the first edition of the greatest championship in modern US pool history.

As Behrman's poolroom business flourished, so the US Open 9-Ball Championship also grew. The tournament quickly became the most prestigious and one of the most lucrative events in the country. Fields swelled to 64 players in the '80s, 128 players in the '90s and more than 200 players in the 2000s.

Over the years, the greatest names in world pool have laid claim to the coveted US Open title. Multiple Open winners include Shane Van Boening, Earl Strickland, Mike Sigel, Darren Appleton, Mika Immonen, Buddy Hall and Nick Varner.

In Barry's hands, the US Open wasn't just a pool tournament; it was a social event that drew loyal fans from across the US to Virginia every fall. Following Barry's sad demise in April 2016, the Open passed onto his children Brady and Shannon who continued the event with Pat Fleming in 2016 and '17.

In 2018, the title was acquired by Matchroom Sport with a remit to produce the event over the coming years and continue to build on the legacy left by Barry Behrman. With the 43rd annual Open coming round in April 2019, the stage will be set for the next era of America's greatest tournament.

Year
Venue
Winner
 
2019
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas
Joshua Filler (Germany)
2017
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
2016
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Shane Van Boening (South Dakota)
2015
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Kevin (Cheng Yu Hsuan) (Taiwan)
2014
Marriott Chesapeake – Norfolk Convention Center
Shane Van Boening (South Dakota)
2013
Marriott Chesapeake – Norfolk Convention Center
Shane Van Boening (South Dakota)
2012
Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk Convention Center
Shane Van Boening (South Dakota)
2011
Chesapeake Conference Center
Darren Appleton (England)
2010
Chesapeake Conference Center
Darren Appleton (England)
2009
Chesapeake Conference Center
Mika Immonen (Finland)
2008
Chesapeake Conference Center
Mika Immonen (Finland)
2007
Chesapeake Conference Center
Shane Van Boening (South Dakota)
2006
Chesapeake Conference Center
John Schmidt (Florida)
2005
Chesapeake Conference Center
Alex Pagulayan (Canada)
2004
Chesapeake Conference Center
Gabe Owen (Kansas)
2003
Chesapeake Conference Center
Jeremy Jones (Texas)
2002
Chesapeake Conference Center
Ralf Souquet (Germany)
2001
Chesapeake Conference Center
Corey Deuel (Ohio)
2000
Chesapeake Conference Center
Earl Strickland (North Carolina)
1999
Chesapeake Conference Center
Johnny Archer (Georgia)
1998
Chesapeake Conference Center
Buddy Hall (Illinois)
1997
Chesapeake Conference Center
Earl Strickland (North Carolina)
1996
Virginia Beach Pavilion
Rodney Morris (Hawaii)
1995
Holiday Inn, Chesapeake, VA
Reed Pierce (Mississippi)
1994
Holiday Inn, Chesapeake, VA
Efren Reyes (Philippines)
1993
Holiday Inn, Chesapeake, VA
Earl Strickland (North Carolina)
1992
Holiday Inn, Chesapeake, VA
Tommy Kennedy (Florida)
1991
Holiday Inn, Chesapeake, VA
Buddy Hall (Illinois)
1990
Lake Wright Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Nick Varner (Kentucky)
1989
Lake Wright Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Nick Varner (Kentucky)
1988
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Mike Lebron (Puerto Rico)
1987
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Earl Strickland (North Carolina)
1986
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
David Howard (Florida)
1985
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Jimmy Reid (Florida)
1984
Lake Wright Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Earl Strickland (North Carolina)
1983
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Mike Sigel (New York)
1982
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
David Howard (Florida)
1981
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Allen Hopkins (New Jersey)
1980
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Mike Sigel (New York)
1979
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Louie Roberts (Missouri)
1978
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Steve Mizerek (New Jersey)
1977
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Allen Hopkins (New Jersey)
1976
Q-Master Billiards, Norfolk, VA
Mike Sigel (New York)

2020 US Open 9-Ball Championship Player Entries

Player entries for the 2020 US Open 9-Ball Championship are now open.

Player entry fees remain at $1,000 and former champions receive free entry to the event.

Players can opt to pay the full entry fee of $1,000 on sign up or pay a non-refundable deposit of $250, with the remaining $750 due to be paid by January 31st, 2020.

The deposit option will be available until December 31st, 2019 or until the field is full. Entries will be processed by Cuescore via www.matchroompool.com.

By signing up all players agree to the terms of the US Open 9-Ball Championship players’ contract, which can be viewed here: http://www.matchroompool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-US-Open-Players-Contract.pdf

If you have any queries about entering the 2020 US Open 9-Ball Championship, please contact pool@matchroom.com

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