2024 UK Open Pool Championship: Premier World Nineball Tour Event at Telford International Centre

The Telford International Centre in Telford, England, is set to host the prestigious 2024 UK Open Pool Championship, a prominent World Nineball Tour Ranking event. Scheduled from May 7 to 12, the tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This Matchroom Major event, part of the WNT, boasts an impressive field size of 256 players, including the top 128 World Nineball Tour professionals, competing for a total prize fund of $200,000. Eklent Kaçi, the reigning champion, will defend his title in the first Matchroom Major of the year. In the 2023 finals, Kaçi delivered a dominant performance, securing a 13-4 victory over Joshua Filler. His win catapulted him up the WNT Rankings, earning him the $30,000 top prize. Filler had won the inaugural event the previous year.

The Telford International Centre, strategically located in the heart of the UK, is easily accessible from all corners of the country, featuring direct rail links from London and Birmingham. Following a substantial £250 million investment, the purpose-built venue offers a range of amenities, including restaurants, bars, hotels, and leisure facilities in Telford town centre. The venue’s proximity to the picturesque Shropshire countryside provides fans with the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views.

As the first Matchroom Major of the 2024 schedule, the UK Open Pool Championship marks the beginning of the buildup to the 31st Mosconi Cup. Multi-table events are integral to the World Nineball Tour, and the UK Open will see over 40 hours of live-streamed pool on Matchroom Pool’s social media channels during the opening four days. The weekend sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with additional coverage on DAZN in the United States and Viaplay in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Poland, and the Baltics. A comprehensive list of broadcasters will be released closer to the event.

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