Professional billiard players have already finished their holidays. In the remainder of summer there are several important events in the billiards calendar which you should remember. If you are someone who likes to watch billiard even laying on the beach lounger, you should take note of the best professional billiard tournaments for this summer.
By David Muñoz
1- 9 Ball World Championship (July 25-August 4)
One more year, Doha holds the 9 Ball World Championship. The previous phase is already underway. It’s a shame that, unlike the in previous season, there is no streaming service to watch live games this year. Ko Pin Yi defends title.
2- Eurotour Albanian Open (August 5 to 7)
Albania is living a billiard festival this summer. From July 25 to August 2 at the Expo Center in Tirana, the young talents of the European Junior Championships will face one another. When finished, it will be the turn of the consecrated (and honored). Another new Eurotour edition from August 5 to 7 that will, as always, be streamed live on Kozoom.
3- China Open (August 21 to 28)
In late August Shanghai again hosts the China Open, one of the best paid pool tournament circuits with more than $ 370,000 in prizes. The Austrian Albin Ouschan will defend his title, after defeating John Morra last year.
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4- World Open (Snooker) (July 25 to 31)
Snooker lovers will not get bored this summer. Without leaving China, the World Open is held there until Sunday . Ranking tournament, 90,000 euros for the winner. Last year was it was not held, but in 2014 it was won by Shaun Murphy.
5-Paul Hunter Classic (Snooker) (August 25 to 28)
In late August comes the thirteenth edition of a classic, the tournament commemorating the great Paul Hunter. Last year there was a more emotional victory and dedication of Ali Carter who, like Hunter, has had to fight cancer. The winner will win 25,000 euros.
6- Bonus: Tour España National Championship (August 12 to 15)
Not part of the professional circuit but it is worth remembering that from August 12 to 15 in Aranjuez (Madrid-Spain), a new edition of the Tour España National Championship (8 Ball, 10-Ball and Teams) will be held. While in recent events more than 200 players competed, organizers believe that this time all records of participation will be beaten. In addition, for the first time the tournament has the backing of the Federation, which will award with diplomas and medals to the first 4 players of each modality. Will we live the magic of the 7 feet Spain Championships that we lived a decade ago? It may be even better. We will be in Aranjuez to check