US Open Pool Championship 2023

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US Open Pool Championship 2023: The Battle for Billiards Supremacy

Get ready for the ultimate showdown in the world of billiards as the US Open Pool Championship returns for another thrilling edition. From September 25th to 30th, 2023, the iconic Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City will host the fiercest competition in the sport, promising intense action and drama as players from across the globe vie for glory and a chance to pocket the grand prize of $50,000.

Prize Breakdown:

  • Winner: The ultimate champion will walk away with a hefty paycheck of $50,000, along with the coveted title of US Open Pool Champion.
  • Runner-Up: The second-place finisher won’t leave empty-handed, as they’ll receive a respectable $25,000 for their impressive performance.
  • Semi-Finalists: Two semi-finalists will each earn $13,000, a testament to their skill and dedication.
  • Quarter-Finalists: Four players reaching the quarter-finals will collect $6,750 each as they inch closer to the championship.
  • Last 16: Eight skilled competitors making it to the last 16 will claim $4,500 each.
  • Last 32: A sweet $3,000 awaits each of the sixteen players who reach the last 32 stage.
  • Last 64: The journey for these thirty-two competitors doesn’t end in defeat; they’ll receive $1,750 for their efforts.
  • Losers Qualification: Even those who lose in the qualification round won’t go home empty-handed, as each of the thirty-two participants will still take home $1,000.

Tournament Format:

The US Open Pool Championship follows a rigorous and demanding format to determine the best of the best.

  • Tournament Rules: Players will adhere to the standard 9-ball rules, with “9 on the spot” and the Matchroom Break Box in place. The player who wins the lag will break first, setting the tone for the match.
  • Double Elimination: The competition begins with a double-elimination format, narrowing down the field to the Last 64. This means players have two chances to stay in the tournament.
  • Winners Side and Losers Qualification: On the winners’ side and in the losers’ qualification bracket, matches are a race to 9.
  • Losers Side: Matches on the losers’ side are a race to 8, increasing the pressure and drama.
  • Single Elimination: Once the field is down to the Last 64, the tournament shifts to single elimination, where every match is a do-or-die situation.
  • Race Length: Matches vary in length as the tournament progresses: Last 64, 32, 16, and quarter-finals are races to 10, semi-finals are races to 11, and the grand finale is a nail-biting race to 13.

The US Open Pool Championship promises to be a pool aficionado’s dream, with the world’s top players battling it out in Atlantic City’s renowned Harrah’s Resort. Who will emerge victorious and claim the $50,000 top prize? The cues are chalked, the balls are racked, and the tension is palpable. It’s time for the US Open Pool Championship to begin!

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