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Barry Hearn And Andy Goldstein Gear Up To Compete At US Open Pool Championship 2024

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Barry Hearn Andy Goldstein  play at US Open

The World Nineball Tour are excited to announce that Barry Hearn OBE, Chairman of Matchroom Sports, and Andy Goldstein, renowned TalkSport Radio host, will be competing as wildcard players at the US Open Pool Championship at Harrah Resort, Atlantic City 19 – 24 August live on Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland.




Hearn and Goldstein are set to battle in pool’s most historic tournament, competing in a 256-player field fighting for a prize pool of $300,000 at the New Jersey casino. This is one fans do not want to miss. 


The two new US Open wildcards were on TalkSport Radio today (30 April 2024) to speak about the tournament: 


Barry Hearn said: “To walk out there and play against one of 128 players from the World Nineball Tour, which are the 128 best Nineball players in the world, is incredible… If I win one rack in the first round, I’ll sleep happy.”


Responding to Hearn’s doubts of either of the two doing well, Andy Goldstein said: “I think you underestimate me… I actually think I have a chance at winning it.”


In preparation for their participation, both Matchroom Sports Chairman and TalkSport Radio host will be dedicating themselves to training regimes in months prior to the American Open.


Since the first event in 1976, the US Open has grown over the decades to become one of the most anticipated events in world pool, with the 43rd anniversary looking to become the most exciting US Open yet. 


Broadcast Details

Through a range of global broadcaster partners, the US Open Pool Championship will be broadcast in every country around the globe. Nineball fans in the United Kingdom & Ireland will be able to enjoy via Sky Sports, with those in the United States able to watch through DAZN. Viaplay will broadcast the event in the Netherlands, Poland, Scandinavia and the Baltics.


Further broadcast details will be released in due course with fans outside the listed countries able to watch the US Open via


ABOUT WORLD NINEBALL TOURIntroducing the World Nineball Tour (WNT), a game-changing initiative in professional pool. With a $5 million minimum prize fund and over 40 ranking events worldwide, the WNT heralds a new era for the sport. Committed to fairness, transparency, and commercial viability, the WNT offers players a clear path to success by providing opportunities to accrue World Nineball Ranking points and gain access to prestigious tournaments on the calendar.


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