World Pool Championship 2023 will take place in Kielce, Poland


Matchroom is excited to announce that the World Pool Championship 2023 will take place in Kielce, Poland, in partnership with the Polish Billiard Association from February 1-5. The tournament will be held at the Targi Kielce Exhibition & Congress Centre and will be broadcast live on Viaplay in Poland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and on Sky Sports in the UK, DAZN in the USA, Canada, Spain, and Italy. Poland has a strong pool player base with 17 players listed on the Live Nineball World Rankings, ten of whom are in the top 100. The tournament will feature $325,000 in total prize money with the winner taking home $60,000. It will also feature a double-elimination format to improve the quality of the tournament and will be available to watch on multiple platforms.

World Pool Championship 2023


Kielce is no stranger to big Matchroom events and last hosted the 2012 World Pool Masters where it was Poland’s own Karol Skowerski who came out on top. Since then, Poland has become a breeding ground for top Nineball players with 17 currently listed on the Live Nineball World Rankings. Of which, ten are inside the world’s top 100 including World No. 7 Wiktor Zielinski, World No. 15 Konrad Juszczyszyn, World No. 16 Mieszko Fortunski, and Wojciech Szewczyk, Tomasz Kapłan, Karol Skowerski, Daniel Macioł,, Sebastian Batkowski, Mateusz Śniegocki, Radosław Babica.

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