Partypoker will title sponsor the 43rd US Open 9-Ball Championship, which takes place at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas from April 21-26.
partypoker is one of the oldest, most recognised and trusted online poker brands. Launched in August 2001, partypoker.com is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry and has a long-standing history with Matchroom Pool as title sponsors of the Mosconi Cup.
The US Open 9-Ball Championship takes place over six days in Las Vegas, with 33 tables of double elimination action whittling the players down from 256 to just 16 in the first three days. Play then moves into the Diamond Arena with matches becoming straight knockout as those left standing home in on one of the biggest titles in billiards, as well as the $50,000 first prize, the famous green jacket and brand-new Barry Behrman trophy.
partypoker managing director, Tom Waters said: “We are delighted to come on board as sponsors of the US Open 9-Ball Championship for 2019 and further extend our support of Matchroom’s premier pool events, which see some of the sport’s greatest talents showcased to TV audiences across the world.”
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled that partypoker are extending their relationship with Matchroom Pool as title sponsors of the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship. We have a strong and long-standing partnership with partypoker, who are a loyal partner of the Mosconi Cup and will now benefit from the worldwide exposure of Matchroom’s first US Open.
“There is a lot of anticipation for this event and now we are ready to deliver something special. The US Open 9-Ball Championship will be televised live in over 100 nations around the world. We are going to make this event massive.”
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.