The US Open 9-Ball Championship comes to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas as America’s most prestigious billiards tournament is relaunched by Matchroom Multi Sport with a record-breaking prize fund.

One of the biggest titles in world 9-ball, the US Open sees the best players on the planet battle it out over three breathless days to reach to the final 16, after which all matches are sudden death knockout played under the TV lights in front of an international audience.

The US Open roll of honor is a who’s-who of billiard legends and is now under the banner of Hall of Fame promoter Barry Hearn, whose Matchroom Multi Sport company are renowned in billiards for the Mosconi Cup, World Pool Masters and World Cup of Pool.

Venue

  • Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

  • April 21st - 26th 2019

Prize Fund

  • Guaranteed $300,000

Player Entries

Players can register for the 2019 US Open 9 Ball event on the 4th June

Player Registration

US Open 9ball Qualifiers

If you are interested in hosting an official US Open 9-Ball Championship qualifying tournament, please contact info@matchroom.com.

More qualifying events are still to be confirmed and details will be published here.

Strokers Palm Harbor, Florida 
September 9
Donny Mills
Corner Bank, Toronto, Canada
October 20
Eric Hjorleifson
Q Master Billiards, Virginia Beach, VA
October 20
Niels Feijen
Las Vegas Cue Club
November 10
Mitch Ellerman
Las Vegas Cue Club
December 8
Max Eberle
Sam's Billiards, CA
December 15
Steve Folan
Sam's Billiards, CA
December 16
Simon Pickering
Hard Times, Sacramento, CA
January 12
Amar Kang
Las Vegas Cue Club
January 12
John Barton
Skinny Bob's, Texas
January 12-13
Brian Sanders, Justin Espinosa
Benteli's , Switzerland
January 19-20
Ronald Regli, Patrick Mennillo
Steinway Billiards, New York (World Pool Series)
January 21
Joshua Filler
Kielce, Poland
January 27
Tomasz Kaplan
Telford, UK
February 15-17
Imran Majid
New Zealand
February 23-24
Toan Nguyen, Adam Lilley, Brendan Ng, Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan
Australia
February 23-24
Marco Teutscher
Kolby's, Tempe, AZ
February 24
Tyler Fleshman, Kings Santy
South Africa
February 24
David Anderson
Shooters, Olathe
March 2
Manny Perez
Predator Series Asia, Fifth Avenue Club, KL
March 2-3
Aloysius Yapp, Hoang Duong Quoc
Las Vegas Cue Club
April 6
1 Spots
California Billiards, Fremont, CA
April 13-14
1 Spots

US Open 9ball Players

  • Abdullah Saeed O Alshammari (Saudi Arabia)
  • Adam King (USA)
  • Adam Lilley (New Zealand)
  • Adam Mscisz (Poland)
  • Albin Ouschan (Austria)
  • Alex Montpellier (France)
  • Alex Pagulayan (Canada)
  • Alexander Kazakis (Greece)
  • Aloysius Yapp (Singapore)
  • Amer Al-darbani (Saudi Arabia)
  • Amar Kang (USA)
  • Angelo Salzano (Italy)
  • Arnar Petersen (Iceland)
  • Bahram Lotfy (Denmark)
  • Ben Crawley (Australia)
  • Benji Buckley (USA)
  • Billy Thorpe (USA)
  • Blake Baker (USA)
  • Bora Anar (Switzerland)
  • Brandon Shuff (USA)
  • Brendan Ng (New Zealand)
  • Brian Parks (USA)
  • Brian Sanders (USA)
  • Bryan Farah (Curacao)
  • Carlo Biado (Philippines)
  • Chang Jung-lin (Taiwan)
  • Chang Yu-lung (Taiwan)
  • Cheng Chieh Liu (Taiwan)
  • Che-wei Fu (Taiwan)
  • Ching-shun Yang (Taiwan)
  • Chris Alexander (Northern Ireland)
  • Chris Melling (England)
  • Chris Robinson (USA)
  • Christopher Lawson (USA)
  • Cole Gibbons (USA)
  • Corey Deuel (USA)
  • Corey Harper (USA)
  • Da-li Lin (Taiwan)
  • Dalibor Nikolin (Serbia)
  • Damian Pongpanik (USA)
  • Dang Jin Hu (China)
  • Darren Appleton (England)
  • David Alcaide Bermudez (Spain)
  • David Anderson (South Africa)
  • Dejan Sipkovski (Macedonia)
  • Dennis Grabe (Estonia)
  • Dennis Hatch (USA)
  • Dennis Orcollo (Philippines)
  • Deomark Alpajora (USA)
  • Dimitri Jungo (Switzerland)
  • Donny Mills (USA)
  • Dustin Dixon (USA)
  • Earl Strickland (USA)
  • Eklent Kaci (Albania)
  • Elliot Sanderson (England)
  • Ellis Brown (USA)
  • Erik Hjorleifson (Canada)
  • Ernesto Dominguez (USA)
  • Eugene Villena (USA)
  • Fabio Rizzi (France)
  • Fahad Salem N Alharbi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Fedor Gorst (Russia)
  • Francesco Candela (Italy)
  • Francisco Bustamante (Philippines)
  • Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (Spain)
  • Franklin Hernandez (USA)
  • Fujimura Yoshiyuki (Japan)
  • Gabe Owen (USA)
  • Gary Lutman (USA)
  • Gary Onomura (USA)
  • Gary Urinoski (USA)
  • Giuseppe Iacobucci (Italy)
  • Gwyn Spooner (Germany)
  • Hayato Hijikata (Japan)
  • Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
  • Hideaki Arita (Japan)
  • Hoang Duong Quoc (Vietnam)
  • Hsu Jui-an (Taiwan)
  • Hsu Kai-lun (Taiwan)
  • Hunter Lombardo (USA)
  • Imran Majid (England)
  • Ivo Aarts (Netherlands)
  • Jamal Oussi (Morocco)
  • James Adams (USA)
  • James Aranas (Philippines)
  • James Davee (USA)
  • Jamie White (England)
  • Jani Siekkinen (Finland)
  • Jason Hitzfeld (USA)
  • Jason Klatt (Canada)
  • Jason Mcclain (USA)
  • Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
  • Jeff De Luna (Philippines)
  • Jeffrey Ignacio (Philippines)
  • Jeffrey Jimenez (USA)
  • Jeremy Armijo (USA)
  • Jeremy Jones (USA)
  • Jesse Smith (USA)
  • Jochen Kluge (Germany)
  • Johann Chua (Philippines)
  • Johann Dominik Huber (Germany)
  • John Barton (USA)
  • John Chapman (England)
  • John Moody Sr (USA)
  • John Morra (Canada)
  • John Schmidt (USA)
  • Johnathan Mcdowell Pakieto (New Zealand)
  • Johnny Archer (USA)
  • Jon Demet (USA)
  • Jorg Kellner (Germany)
  • Josh Roberts (USA)
  • Joshua Filler (Germany)
  • Justin Bergman (USA)
  • Justin Espinosa (USA)
  • Kang Lee (USA)
  • Kelii Chuberko (USA)
  • Ken Kuwana (Japan)
  • Kenichi Uchigaki (Japan)
  • Kenny Loftis (USA)
  • Kim Laaksonen (Finland)
  • Kings Santy (USA)
  • Ko Ping Chung (Taiwan)
  • Ko Pin-yi (Taiwan)
  • Koh Yong Lee Randolph (Singapore)
  • Konrad Juszczyszyn (Poland)
  • Konrad Piekarski (Poland)
  • Kostas Koukiadakis (Greece)
  • Kosuke Tojo (Japan)
  • Kuo Szu-ting (Taiwan)
  • Kurt Kobayashi (USA)
  • Lee Heuwagen (USA)
  • Lefteris Georgiou (Cyprus)
  • Liu Hai Tao (China)
  • Liu Ri Teng (Taiwan)
  • Luis Guerrero (USA)
  • Maksim Dudanets (Russia)
  • Manny Perez (USA)
  • Marc Bijsterbosch (Netherlands)
  • Marc Vidal Claramunt (USA)
  • Marcel Price (Wales)
  • Marco Penta (Switzerland)
  • Marco Spitzky (Germany)
  • Marco Teutscher (New Zealand)
  • Marco Vignola (Italy)
  • Marcus Westen (Germany)
  • Marek Kudlik (Poland)
  • Mario He (Austria)
  • Mark Foster (England)
  • Mark Showalter (USA)
  • Marlon Manalo (Philippines)
  • Martin Daigle (Canada)
  • Masato Yoshioka (Japan)
  • Mateusz Sniegocki (Poland)
  • Matt Edwards (New Zealand)
  • Matt Krah (USA)
  • Max Eberle (USA)
  • Max K Reyes (USA)
  • Melinda Huang (USA)
  • Michael Dechaine (USA)
  • Michael Delawder (USA)
  • Michael Hutcheson (USA)
  • Michael Pruitt (USA)
  • Mieszko Fortunski (Poland)
  • Mika Immonen (Finland)
  • Mike Stalk (USA)
  • Milos Verkic (Serbia)
  • Mitch Ellerman (USA)
  • Mohamed Baabad (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mohammed Ali N Al Eid (Saudi Arabia)
  • Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan (New Zealand)
  • Naoyuki Oi (Japan)
  • Nguyen Giang (Russia)
  • Nguyen Phuc Long (Vietnam)
  • Nick Malaj (Greece)
  • Niels Feijen (Netherlands)
  • Omar Al Shaheen (Kuwait)
  • Oscar Dominguez (USA)
  • Paddy Mcloughlin (Ireland)
  • Pascal Guimond (Canada)
  • Patrick Griess (Germany)
  • Patrick Holtz (Scotland)
  • Patrick Mennillo (Switzerland)
  • Paul Duell (Canada)
  • Paul Juarez (USA)
  • Pedro Botta (USA)
  • Peter Busarac (Germany)
  • Petri Makkonen (Finland)
  • Philipp Stojanovic (Croatia)
  • Phillips Yee (USA)
  • Radoslaw Babica (Poland)
  • Radwan Jameel R Sorouji (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ralf Souquet (Germany)
  • Ralph Eckert (Germany)
  • Ray Robles (USA)
  • Renato Camantigue (USA)
  • Rikki Hatherly (England)
  • Ritchie Ogawa (Japan)
  • Rob Hart (USA)
  • Robbie Capito (Hong Kong)
  • Robby Foldvari (Australia)
  • Robert Goddard (USA)
  • Roberto Gomez (Philippines)
  • Roderick Malone (Bahamas)
  • Rodney Morris (USA)
  • Roland Stock (USA)
  • Roman Hybler (Czech Republic)
  • Ronald Regli (Switzerland)
  • Ruslan Chinahov (Russia)
  • Ryo Yokawa (USA)
  • Sanjin Pehlivanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Seiji Kuwajima (Japan)
  • Shane Van Boening (USA)
  • Siming Chen (China)
  • Simon Pickering (Canada)
  • Skyler Woodward (USA)
  • Stan Tourangeau (Canada)
  • Stanley Walton (Cayman Islands)
  • Stephen Folan (Canada)
  • Stephen Holem (Canada)
  • Steve Lingelbach (USA)
  • Steven Lingafelter (USA)
  • Steven Van Ness (USA)
  • Terry Spalding (USA)
  • Thomas Welle (Germany)
  • Thorsten Hohmann (Germany)
  • Toan Nguyen (New Zealand)
  • Tom Griffith (USA)
  • Tom Staveley (England)
  • Tomasz Kaplan (Poland)
  • Tommy Kennedy (USA)
  • Tommy Tokoph (USA)
  • Tomoya Iima (Japan)
  • Torsten Schmitt (Germany)
  • Toru Kurabayashi (Japan)
  • Tyler Fleshman (USA)
  • Tyler Styer (USA)
  • Wang Can (China)
  • Warren Kiamco (Philippines)
  • Wojciech Szewczyk (Poland)
  • Wu Jia Qing (China)
  • Wu Kun Lin (Taiwan)
  • Yip Kin Ling Leo (Hong Kong)
  • Yu Hsuan (kevin) Cheng (Taiwan)
  • Yukio Akagariyama (Japan)
  • Zachary Bos (USA)

2019 Championship Tickets

Season Ticket

See all six days of the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship for just $99 with our full event season ticket

$99

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VIP Ticket

From April 24th to April 26th see the US Open from the best seats in the house

$150 Full Day / $400 All 3 Days

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Sunday 21st April

session
price
 
All day
$20
3-day pass
$50

Monday 22nd April

session
price
 
All day
$20

Tuesday 23rd April

session
price
 
All day
$20

Wednesday 24th April

session
price
 
3-day pass
$60
All day
$25
Morning
$10
Afternoon
$10
Evening
$10

Thursday 25th April

session
price
 
All day
$25
Morning
$10
Afternoon
$10
Evening
$10

Friday 26th April

session
price
 
All day
$25
Afternoon
$15
Evening
$15

2019 ChampionshipNews

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The World Pool Masters, 9-ball’s biggest invitational tournament, will be broadcast live in America on the global sports streaming platform […]

MATCHROOM MULTI SPORT AND PREDATOR EXTEND LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP 

Matchroom Multi Sport is thrilled to announce that Predator will continue as the Official Cue, Bridge & Glove of Matchroom […]

DIAMOND TO BE OFFICIAL TABLE SUPPLIER OF US OPEN 9-BALL 

DIAMOND Billiards will be the Official Table Supplier of the US Open 9-Ball Championship for the next two years, Matchroom […]

View all US Open 9ball News

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
 
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)

US Open 9ball Vendors

Matchroom Multi Sport is looking for vendors to join us on our journey as we expand the US Open 9-Ball Championship into the biggest pool experience in sport.

With play taking place all day for the six days of the event at Mandalay Bay Resort, fans will be looking for an immersive pool experience and with the Las Vegas feel-good-factor will be looking for pool equipment, merchandise, artefacts and mementoes from their time at the 43rd annual US Open 9 Ball Championship.

If you or your company are interested in exhibiting at the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship this April, please download the document below.

Vendors Proposal

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