The World Nineball Tour is delighted to announce that renowned footballer Troy Deeney will be gracing the tables as a wild card player for the UK Open Pool Championship at Telford International Centre, Telford May 7 – 12 2024 live on Sky Sports.




Deeney, whose passion for sports transcends the football pitch, is set to bring his competitive spirit to the realm of pool in the first Matchroom Major event of the year. As a wildcard entrant, the Ex-Watford FC superstar joins an elite field of players, each competing for the prestigious title and the opportunity to showcase their skills on the British stage.


Troy Deeney said: “I am absolutely buzzing to play at the UK Open Pool Championship. I always fancied myself on the table at the training ground with the boys so when this opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance to put myself to the test against some of the world’s top players and can’t wait to compete on 7th May.”


CEO of Matchroom Multi Sport, Emily Frazer said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Troy Deeney to the UK Pool Open as a wild card player. His presence will undoubtedly heighten the excitement and competitiveness of this iconic World Nineball Tour event.”


The UK Open will be live-streamed on Matchroom Pool’s social media channels for the opening four days. Weekend sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom & Ireland as host broadcasters, DAZN in the United States and Viaplay in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Poland and the Baltics. A full list of broadcasters will be published closer to the event.


Ticket Prices

–              Day Tickets: £20 – £25

–              Weekend Pass: £50

–              Season Pass: £125


Introducing 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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