The 43rd partypoker US Open 9-Ball Championship will be broadcast live in America on the global sports streaming platform DAZN, Matchroom Multi Sport is delighted to announce. DAZN will show the final three days of the tournament from April 24-26 as the remaining 16 players battle it out at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center, Las Vegas to claim one of the biggest titles in billiards.
The event begins on April 21 with 256 players competing in a double elimination format across 33 tables until just 16 are left standing. From April 21-23 the US Open 9-Ball Championship Facebook page will carry free live streaming of feature matches from the double elimination stage before the action switches into the Diamond Arena, live on DAZN from April 24-26.
As well as broadcasting the event live across America, DAZN will also show the partypoker US Open 9-Ball Championship live in Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Joseph Markowski, DAZN EVP, North America, said: “The global billiards community will have its eyes on the US Open this week and we’re excited to bring the tournament to our subscribers, live and exclusive on DAZN.”
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The partypoker US Open 9-Ball Championship has been one of pool’s biggest events for 43 years, but we are about to take it to another stratosphere. We’re thrilled that sports fans across the United States will be able to see the dramatic final stages of this event live on DAZN.
“With 256 players starting out, only the very best will be left standing when the tournament moves to single elimination for the last 16. Whoever is crowned US Open champion on April 26 will have truly deserved to get their hands on that green jacket, $50,000 and the brand new Barry Behrman trophy.”
All matches at the partypoker US Open 9-Ball Championship are race to 11, winner breaks, except the final which is race to 13. The draw and match schedule for the first stage of the tournament is available now at www.matchroompool.com.
Tickets for the 43rd partypoker US Open 9-Ball Championship are still available at www.matchroompool.com from as little as $10 with VIP packages also available for the final three days of the tournament.
The tournament will be split into two stages with the full field playing double elimination down to the final 16 from Sunday April 21st until Tuesday April 23rd across multiple tables. From Wednesday April 24th until Friday April 26th the final 16 players will play straight knockout in the TV Arena in front of a global television audience.