EARL STRICKLAND LEADS A STAR-STUDDED PREMIER LEAGUE POOL FIELD FROM MARCH 6-13
Earl Strickland to compete in 16-player wild card Premier League Pool
- $100,000 prize fund with every player guaranteed at least $2,500
- At least 12 nations are to be represented in the field
- Earl Strickland one of first names confirmed alongside defending champion Albin Ouschan
Matchroom Pool is delighted to announce Premier League Pool return this March 6-13 at the Morningside Arena, Leicester with 16 wild cards set to compete for the $100,000 prize fund.
Premier League Pool pits 16 of the best against each other in an exhilarating league format that sees players guaranteed at least $2,500.
Newly crowned world champion and Nineball World No.1 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz will lead the field alongside defending champion Albin Ouschan of Austria and current Nineball World No. 2 Shane Van Boening. Veteran USA legend Earl Strickland will also return to the UK for the first time since being cruelly ruled out of the 2021 Mosconi Cup and his first appearance in an invitational Matchroom event since the 2018 World Pool Masters.
The field will offer viewers a spectacle to behold with some of the sport’s most exciting names set to compete such as Alex Pagulayan, SVB Junior Open champion Khalid Alghamdi, two-time Mosconi Cup MVPs Jayson Shaw and Skyler Woodward,World Pool Championship semi-finalist Wu Kun Lin and Poland’s World Top 20 Konrad Juszczyszyn. South Korea’s female star Seo Seoa will make her Matchroom debut whilst further names are set to be announced in the coming weeks. A minimum of 12 countries will be represented in the field.
The final names to complete the field will be announced in the coming days. Fans can hear more on these names soon by following Matchroom Pool on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok here.
Fans will be able to enjoy both tables live globally with Table 1 live on broadcasters worldwide including DAZN in the USA and Spain, Viaplay in the UK, Scandinavia, Baltics, Netherlands, and Poland, SportKlub in the Balkan region as well as on Matchroom.Live. See where to watch in your country here.
Plus, Table 2 will be live to fans through Matchroom.Live worldwide, and the Matchroom Pool YouTube channel
Premier League Pool Format
- All 16 players face each other once across the first five days of play
- After day five, the bottom 6 in the League Table are eliminated
- The remaining 10 players face each other again across days six and seven before 4 more players are eliminated
- The remaining 6 play each other once more on day eight before the top four contend the playoffs
- All group matches race to 5, alternate break
- A win will give a player a point on the league table
- After points, the table will be determined by Rack Difference then Racks Won followed by Head-to-Head record if nothing can split players.