Over 380 Billiard Athletes Join Peri and Hanoi Open 2023 in Vietnam
Both tournaments are hosted by Matchroom in conjunction with the Hanoi People's Committee and Vietcontent Company.
|Vietnamese player Do Van Khai is one of the 16 players who qualified for the Hanoi Open and the Peri Open.
The first qualifying round of the Hanoi Open was hosted on October 2. The remaining qualifying rounds continue on October 3 and 4 to determine the 16 players with the highest rankings of the day.
There are 256 top players from all over the world competing, including the best players in Vietnam and the Asian region. For example, there are 25 players representing regions in the Top 128 in the world according to the latest World 9-Ball Tour Rankings such as Francesco Sanchez Ruiz, Shane Van Boening, Joshua Filler, Jayson Shaw, and Fedor Gorst.
Also, 64 out of the remaining 128 slots are for free players registered on the Matchroom homepage, including famous Vietnamese players such as Nguyen Anh Tuan, Luong Duc Thien, and Do The Kien.
|Vietnamese player Nguyen Phuc Long.
Competing for the final spots in the tournament are many famous names such as Nguyen Phuc Long (Gold medal SEA Games 25, Bronze medal SEA Games 22), player Do Hoang Quan (Silver medal 9-Ball Men SEA Games 2015), Nguyen Ba Manh (Champion of round 1 of 9-Ball Tournament National Champion 2023).
There is also Lee Kun Fang (1997 WPA World 9-ball Championship runner-up, International Challenge of Champions in Japan champion), Oliver Villarfuerte, and Filipino young talent Albert James Manas.
Peri 9-Ball Open 2023 will start from October 5 to October 9 in Hanoi with 128 players, including 64 top players in the World 9-Ball Tour rankings along with 64 players who won the qualifying round.
Competitors also have the opportunity to attend the Mosconi Cup - an annual 9-ball pool tournament held against European and American top billiard players.
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