13th October – World Pool Masters
Masters set for Gibraltar in February
THE 24th ANNUAL WORLD POOL MASTERS will take place from Friday to Sunday 17th – 19th February as pool’s longest running invitational event moves to GIBRALTAR.
16 of the world’s best players will gather in the shadow of the famous Rock of Gibraltar to contest the Masters and determine the destination of the $20,000 top prize.
The Masters’ venue will be the Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium and tickets for the event will be sold online via www.buytickets.gi
Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn: “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing the Masters to Gibraltar. Matchroom have had great success on the Rock with darts and snooker events and I’m sure we will have similar success with pool.
“All the big names from around the world will be heading to Gib for an action-packed three days. All in all, for any sports fan, the Masters will be unmissable!”
The Minister for Sports, the Hon Steven Linares, said; “I am very excited with the news of having the World Pool Masters in Gibraltar early next year. This follows the success of the World Snooker’s Gibraltar Open and Gibraltar Darts Trophy already staged on the Rock. With no doubt it will be another world class event that will definitely be enjoyed by all. Yet another example of our events led tourism policy promoting Gibraltar as an events destination”.
The Masters will carry an $80,000 prize fund, and the event will be broadcast live for 20 hours in total. In addition, Matchroom Sport Television who will be making 15 x 1 hour programmes of the tournament for international syndication.
The World Pool Masters is sponsored by the following suppliers: RASSON (tables), IWAN SIMONIS (cloth), SALUC (balls), PREDATOR (cues) and ULTIMATE TEAM GEAR (clothing).
Notes: Matchroom Sport are one of the world’s leading producers of televised sport and are responsible for over 1,000 hours of original programming across a range of sports. Based in the UK and chaired by charismatic founder Barry Hearn, the World Pool Masters is one of a stable of pool events that include the World Cup of Pool and the Mosconi Cup.