The 2020 US Open Pool Championship and US Open Junior Pool Championship have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. New dates will be announced in due course.

Matchroom Pool, together with MGM Resorts, has taken this decision with the health and safety of players, spectators and staff as the paramount concern and following the extension of the United States ban on arrivals from European countries to now include the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Tickets and player entries already purchased for the US Open Pool Championship will remain valid for the equivalent session(s) of the re-arranged event, or refunds are available from the point of purchase.

The thoughts of everybody at Matchroom Pool and MGM Resorts are with everybody around the world who is affected by the coronavirus.

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 Pool Championship Qualifiers

Interested in staging an official US Open Pool Championship qualifier? Please email pool@matchroom.com for more information

Sam's Billiards, Portland, OR
24th-25th August 2019
Stephen Folan (USA)
Hong Kong
13 September 2019
Lo Ho Sum (Hong Kong), Robbie Capito (Hong Kong)
Hawaii
10th November
Kurt Kobayashi (USA)
Freezer's Sports Bar & Grill, Tempe, Arizona
November 16th-17th
Bobby Emmons (USA)
Poland
1st December
Wojciech Szewczyk (POL)
Romine’s High Pockets, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 14th
Josh Burbul (USA)
Sam's Billiards, Portland, OR
December 14th-15th
James Davee (USA)
Skinny Bob's Billiards, Round Rock, Texas
11th-12th January 2020
Justin Espinosa (USA) & Blaine Barcus (USA)
Billardpoint Dietlikon, Zürich, Switzerland
11-12th January
Roman Hybler (CZE) & Tanes Tanasomboon (THA)
Chris's Billiards, Chicago, IL
18th January
Justin Martin (USA)
New Zealand (South Island)
January 25th
Simon Singleton (NZL)
Australia
January 27
John Wims (AUS)
Vadin Billiard Room, Cape Town, South Africa
Feb 20-23
1 Spots
Portland
Feb 22
Oscar Dominguez (USA)
Portland
Feb 23
Matt Horner (USA)
Benteli's, Bern, Switzerland
February 29th, 2020
1 Spots
Freezer's, Tempe, Arizona
February 29
1 Spots
Freezer's, Tempe, Arizona
February 29
1 Spots
Benteli's, Bern, Switzerland
March 7th 2020
1 Spots
Bangkok, Thailand
March 20-22
1 Spots
Portland, Oregon
1 Spots
Portland, Oregon
1 Spots
Ko Ray Billiards, LA
April 5
1 Spots
Diamond Billiards, Cape Coral Florida
TBC
1 Spots
China
5 Spots

2020 US Open Pool Championship Players

  • Abdullah Saeed O Alshammari (Saudi Arabia)
  • Abrin Schaad (USA)
  • Adam Lewis (England)
  • Adam Mscisz (Poland)
  • Albin Ouschan (Austria)
  • Alex Montpellier (France)
  • Alex Olinger (USA)
  • Alex Pagulayan (Canada)
  • Alexander Garmatz (Germany)
  • Alexander Kazakis (Greece)
  • Aloysius Yapp (Singapore)
  • Andrew Wroblewski (Canada)
  • Angel Scheib (Honduras)
  • Arnar Petersen (Iceland)
  • B.j. Fox (USA)
  • Bahram Lotfy (Denmark)
  • Ben Sutherland (USA)
  • Benji Buckley (England)
  • Bill Norrish Jr (USA)
  • Billy Thorpe (USA)
  • Blaine Barcus (USA)
  • Blake Baker (USA)
  • Bobby Emmons (USA)
  • Bobby Mcgrath (USA)
  • Bora Anar (Switzerland)
  • Brad Shearer (USA)
  • Brandon Shuff (USA)
  • Brian Gregg (USA)
  • 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)
  • Cody Myers (USA)
  • Cole Gibbons (USA)
  • Corey Deuel (USA)
  • Damianos Giallourakis (Greece)
  • Danny Hewitt (Canada)
  • Darren Appleton (England)
  • Dave Hopkin (England)
  • David Alcaide Bermudez (Spain)
  • David Yonan (USA)
  • Deepak Dhiman (USA)
  • Dejan Sipkovski (North Macedonia)
  • Denis Grabe (Estonia)
  • Dennis Hatch (USA)
  • Dennis Orcollo (Philippines)
  • Dimitri Jungo (Switzerland)
  • Donald Baily Jr (USA)
  • Donny Mills (USA)
  • Dustin Dixon (USA)
  • Earl Strickland (USA)
  • Eklent Kaci (Albania)
  • Elliot Sanderson (England)
  • Ellis Brown (USA)
  • Emily Duddy (USA)
  • Eric No (USA)
  • Eugene Villena (USA)
  • Fedor Gorst (Russia)
  • Francesco Candela (Italy)
  • Francisco Sanchez Ruiz (Spain)
  • Frank Alvarez (USA)
  • Franklin Hernandez (USA)
  • Fu Che-wei (Chinese Taipei)
  • Gabe Owen (USA)
  • Gary Urinoski (USA)
  • Greg Brown (USA)
  • Gwyn Spooner (Germany)
  • Hayato Hijikata (Japan)
  • Hendrik Drost (USA)
  • Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
  • Hsieh Chia-chen (Chinese Taipei)
  • Hunter Lombardo (USA)
  • Imran Majid (England)
  • Ivan Li (China)
  • Ivar Saris (Netherlands)
  • Jalal Yousef (Jordan)
  • James Aranas (Philippines)
  • James Davee (USA)
  • Jamie White (Germany)
  • Jani Siekkinen (Finland)
  • Jasmin Ouschan (Austria)
  • Jason Mcclain (USA)
  • Jayson Shaw (Scotland)
  • Jeff Beckley (USA)
  • Jeff De Luna (Philippines)
  • Jeffrey Ignacio (Philippines)
  • Jeffrey Jimenez (USA)
  • Jeremy Armijo (USA)
  • Jeremy Jones (USA)
  • Jesus Nieto (USA)
  • Jimmy Devlin (Scotland)
  • Joe Keith (USA)
  • Johann Chua (Philippines)
  • John Chapman (England)
  • John Kinman (USA)
  • John Morra (Canada)
  • John Salera (USA)
  • John Schmidt (USA)
  • John Souders (USA)
  • John Wims (Australia)
  • Johnny Archer (USA)
  • Jon Demet (USA)
  • Joseph Korsiak (USA)
  • Josh Burbul (USA)
  • Joshua Filler (Germany)
  • Jospeh Robert Parrish (Greece)
  • Juha Pekkarinen (Finland)
  • Justin Bergman (USA)
  • Justin Espinosa (USA)
  • Justin Martin (USA)
  • Justin Moris (USA)
  • Justin Sajich (Australia)
  • Katsuji Teruya (Japan)
  • Kelson Juan (USA)
  • Kengo Suzuki (Japan)
  • Kevin Lum-king (USA)
  • Kevin Zock (USA)
  • Khalid Abdullah D Alotaibi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Khalid Omar S Alghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ko Ping-chung (Chinese Taipei)
  • Ko Ping Han (Chinese Taipei)
  • Ko Pin-yi (Chinese Taipei)
  • Kohei Inoue (Japan)
  • Konrad Juszczyszyn (Poland)
  • Kostas Koukiadakis (Greece)
  • Kristina Tkach (Russia)
  • Kurt Kobayashi (USA)
  • Lance Salazar (USA)
  • Lefteris Georgiou (Cyprus)
  • Leo Ott (USA)
  • Lin Ta-li (Chinese Taipei)
  • Liu Cheng-chieh (Chinese Taipei)
  • Lo Ho Sum (Hong Kong)
  • Lo Li-wen (Chinese Taipei)
  • Majkell Pacuka (Albania)
  • Marc Bijsterbosch (Netherlands)
  • Marc Vidal Claramunt (USA)
  • Marcel Price (Wales)
  • Marco Teutscher (Netherlands)
  • Mario He (Austria)
  • Martin Alaniz (USA)
  • Masato Yoshioka (Japan)
  • Mason Koch (USA)
  • Mateusz Sniegocki (Poland)
  • Matt Edwards (New Zealand)
  • Moritz Neuhausen (Germany)
  • Matt Horner (USA)
  • Max Eberle (USA)
  • Max Lechner (Austria)
  • Mensur Kahric (USA)
  • Michael Cromen (Germany)
  • Michael Delawder (USA)
  • Michael Hutcheson (USA)
  • Michael Leahy (USA)
  • Michael Schneider (Switzerland)
  • Michael Yednak (USA)
  • Mieszko Fortunski (Poland)
  • Miguel Giron (Honduras)
  • Mika Immonen (Finland)
  • Naohiro Kawabata (Japan)
  • Naoyuki Oi (Japan)
  • Nguyen Phuc Long (Vietnam)
  • Nick Ekonomopoulos (Greece)
  • Nick Malaj (Greece)
  • Niels Feijen (Netherlands)
  • Omar Al-shaheen (Kuwait)
  • Oscar Dominguez (USA)
  • Paddy Mcloughlin (UK)
  • Pat Fleming (USA)
  • Patrick Holtz (Scotland)
  • Paul Juarez (USA)
  • Pedro Botta (USA)
  • Petri Makkonen (Finland)
  • Philipp Stojanovic (Croatia)
  • Philipps Yee (USA)
  • Pia Filler (Germany)
  • Radoslaw Babica (Poland)
  • Radwan Jameel R Sorouji (Saudi Arabia)
  • Ralf Souquet (Germany)
  • Ray Shultz (USA)
  • Ritchie Ogawa (Japan)
  • Rob Hart (USA)
  • Robbie Capito (Hong Kong)
  • Roderick Malone (Bahamas)
  • Rodney Morris (USA)
  • Roland Stock (USA)
  • Rollie Williams (USA)
  • Roman Hybler (Czech Republic)
  • Ronald Regli (Switzerland)
  • Ruben Omar Docampo (Argentina)
  • Ruslan Chinahov (Russia)
  • Ryokou Onaga (Japan)
  • Ryoma Miyagi (Japan)
  • Ryosuke Maruoka (Japan)
  • Sajal Ghimire (Nepal)
  • Sanjin Pehlivanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Scott Frost (USA)
  • Seth Guffey (USA)
  • Shane Van Boening (USA)
  • Simon Singleton (New Zealand)
  • Skyler Woodward (USA)
  • Stan Walton (Cayman Islands)
  • Stephen Holem (Canada)
  • Stephen Folan (USA)
  • Steve Della Pietra (England)
  • Steven Van Ness (USA)
  • Sullivan Clark (New Zealand)
  • Takashi Uraoka (Japan)
  • Tanes Tanasomboon (Thailand)
  • Thomas Welle (Germany)
  • Thorsten Hohmann (Germany)
  • Tina Larsen (USA)
  • Toan Nguyen (New Zealand)
  • Tom Staveley (England)
  • Tommy Kennedy (USA)
  • Tommy Tokoph (USA)
  • Tomoki Mekari (Japan)
  • Tomoo Takano (Japan)
  • Toru Kurabayashi (Japan)
  • Tyler Styer (USA)
  • Waleed Hashem (Canada)
  • Wiktor Zielinski (Poland)
  • William Lee Sipes (USA)
  • Wojciech Szewczyk (Poland)
  • Wu Kun-lin (Chinese Taipei)
  • Xiaocong Xu (China)
  • Yeh Chen-lun (Chinese Taipei)
  • Yukio Akagariyama (Japan)

2020 US Open Pool Championship Tickets

Season Ticket

See all six days of the 44rd US Open Pool Championship with our full event season ticket

$105.20

Gold Plus

From April 16-18 see the US Open Pool Championship TV stages in style with Gold Plus seating. Gold Plus tickets include seats within the front three rows where you’ll benefit from the added comfort of wider, cushioned seating. Plus, enjoy unlimited beer, wine, select brand spirits and soft drinks served at the dedicated Gold Plus bar. Gold Plus customers will also receive a complimentary souvenir programme.

$135 Full Day / $375 All 3 Days

Monday 13th April

session
price
 
All day
$21
3-day pass
$59

Tuesday 14th April

session
price
 
All day
$21
3-day pass
$59

Wednesday 15th April

session
price
 
All day
$21
3-day pass
$59

Thursday 16th April

session
price
 
3-day pass
$67
All day
$28
9am
$11
1:30pm
$11
6pm
$11
All day
Gold Plus $175
3-day pass
Gold Plus $375

Friday 17th April

session
price
 
3-day pass
$67
All day
$28
9am
$11
1:30pm
$11
6pm
$11
All day
Gold Plus $175
3-day pass
Gold Plus $375

Saturday 18th April

session
price
 
3-day pass
$67
All day
$28
9am
$16
2:30pm
$16
All day
Gold Plus $135
3-day pass
Gold Plus $375

2020 US Open Pool ChampionshipNews

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US Open Pool Championship History

Barry Behrman, Founder

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. In 2020, the name of the event changed to US Open Pool Championship as America’s greatest tournament entered a new era.

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 Mizerak (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 Pool Championship Player Entries

The field for the 2020 US Open Pool Championship is now FULL.

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.

By signing up all players agree to the terms of the US Open Pool 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 Pool Championship, please contact pool@matchroom.com

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