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California Billiards To Host An ‘Official’ Matchroom Sport, U.S. Open 9-Ball Qualifying Tournament One Week Prior To The Event

California Billiards to host an ‘Official’ Matchroom Sport, U.S. Open 9-Ball qualifying tournament one week prior to the event

December 12th, 2019

POV POOL Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

By: Daniel Busch

Last Chance to Qualify for the U.S. Open 9-Ball at California Billiards

In support of many hopeful players who, wish to qualify for the 2019, U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship at the Mandalay Bay Hotel/Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada; California Billiards in Fremont, California has coordinated directly with Matchroom Sport to host an Official, ‘U.S. Open, 9-Ball Qualifier’ event with additional payouts to the top 16-24 players (based on final field size). Open to 128 players, California Billiards is adding $2,000 with no green fees attached; entries will be ‘tiered’ based on each player’s Fargo Rating.

Download your entry form/s for this event: US Open Qual Entry Form

April of 2019, is set to be a record-breaker in cue sports history, as players from all over the world will touchdown in Las Vegas to attend the 43rd annual, US Open 9-Ball Tournament at the prestigious, Mandalay Bay Hotel Resort. Boasting a total prize fund of $300,000; Matchroom Multi Sport’s recent acquisition of the ‘U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship’ franchise from the Behrman estate in 2017; a franchise that was launched in 1976 by Barry Behrman who passed in April 23, 2016.

Here are the official details for the California Billiards event: 

California Billiards Presents: $2,000 added, U.S. Open 9-Ball, Qualifier Event! 

Open to 128 players

1st Place Awarded a U.S. Open Entry + $750 (expense award)

Additional Payouts: Based on remaining prize fund

Double Elimination: Race to 8/8

Official U.S. Open Rules Observed

Tiered Entry Fees: Based on Fargo Rating

  • 720+ = $200 entry
  • 719-640 = $125 entry
  • 639-575 = $75 entry
  • 574 & Under = $40 entry

Tournament Director: Chris Swart

Questions or Inquiries: 510-668-1670 or

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