Hanoi City is now ready to host the Hanoi Open Pool Championship! Everyone is excited to see the thrilling collision between the top players. As the tournament date approaches, excitement is increasing to the next level. But for now, my concern is how to watch the Hanoi Open Pool Live from anywhere.
Hanoi Open Pool will be streamed live on DAZN in Spain and USA. Besides, SkySports will broadcast the event in the UK and Vietcontent in Vietnam. You also can watch the event live on Matchroom.live from anywhere in the world.
The Hanoi Open is the first nine-ball pool championship in Vietnam. Keep reading to learn more about the event and watch this exciting Hanoi 9-ball pool tournament live. I will also explore some free streaming platforms with you. Let’s get started!
All About Hanoi Open Pool Championship
- Event: Hanoi Open Pool Championship
- Venue: Vietnam National Sports Complex, Hanoi City
- Date: October 10 – 15, 2023
- Start time: From 10:00 am daily local time
- Live stream: Watch from anywhere!
The Hanoi Open Pool is a 9-ball pool championship that has replaced the former Asian Open Pool Championship. This event is being organized through a collaboration between the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, Vietcontent Company, and Matchroom Pool – a renowned global leader in hosting, promoting, and broadcasting nine-ball pool competitions. This year, it is the 1st edition of Hanoi Open Pool Championship. From now it will be held every year in Vietnam.
As a significant addition to the World Nine-ball Tour’s global circuit, alongside prestigious events such as the US Open, UK Open, European Open, and Spanish Open, the championship will be hosted at the Hanoi Indoor Games Gymnasium. It promises to attract a total of 256 skilled cueists, comprising 128 players from the top tier of the World Nineball Tour and an additional 128 who have qualified through preliminary rounds.
It will also feature the newly named Hanoi Junior Open, where some of South-East Asia’s most talented young pool players will demonstrate their incredible skills.
I have been excited about the Hanoi Open Pool 2023 for months and keep tracking all the news regarding the event. Here are more must-know information about the event:
Format for Hanoi Open Pool
The Hanoi Open Pool Championship has a double elimination format for the players until only 64 left. After that, the championship elimination format changed to single elimination.
At this stage, players must complete a challenging format to win a prize of $30,000. However, here I have listed the complete format of the tournament:
- “9 on the Spot“: The 9-ball is racked on the foot spot at the beginning of each game.
- “Matchroom Break Box“: Players must use a specific breaking box or area for the break shot.
- “Winner Breaks“: The player who wins a game gets to break in the following game.
- Until the Last 64 stage:
- Matches are played as race-to-9.
- The first player to win 9 games is declared the winner on the winners’ side and in the losers’ qualification matches.
- On the losers’ side, matches are played as race-to-8.
- From the Last 64 stage to the Last 16 stage:
- Matches are played as race-to-10.
- Quarterfinals and Semifinals:
- Matches are played as race-to-11.
- Final Match:
- Played as race-to-13.
Here’s the full prize pool breakdown for the Hanoi Open Pool:
Hanoi Open Pool Championship: Prize Fund
Prize Money for Each Player
Number of Player
Total Prize Money
Here’s the ticket price for the Hanoi Open Pool Championship:
|Courtside (1-4 days)||1000000 VND|
|VIP (1-6 days)||350000 VND|
|Standard (1-6 days)||200000 VND|
|Courtside (5-6 days)||2000000 VND|
Note: Every day, come at least half an hour before the start of the game to get hassle-free entry.
How do I watch the Hanoi Open Pool Live?
The fans of this open pool tournament can enjoy its live stream from different countries. To watch live rack-by-rack scoring of every match of the event, visit www.matchroompool.com/live-scores. But for the live match, you have the following best options.
If you are in the USA, Brazil, Spain, Canada, or Italy, DAZN is the best online network to enjoy the Hanoi Open Pool event. DAZN offers its live streaming for a subscription of $19.99 per month in a 12-month plan. But if you buy a monthly plan, it will cost you $24.99.
Sky Sports Arena
For the UK and Ireland 9-ball pool game, Sky Sports is one of the best live-streaming channels. You can purchase its subscription for £46 per month. You can also watch the Sky Sports channel on the Now TV App, Sky Go, and Sky Sports Mobile.
If you currently reside in Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltics, or the Netherlands, you can enjoy Hanoi Open Pool live streaming on Viaplay.
The one good thing about Viaplay is that, if you are not already a subscriber, you can enjoy this event for free.
It offers a two-week free trial. But if you want a permanent subscription, it’s £14.99 per month or £11.99 if you purchase a 12-month plan.
In the Philippines, TAP Go offers a Hanoi open pool live stream. TAP Go subscriptions for sports and entertainment are P179 per month.
However, you will receive a discount if you purchase a lifetime subscription, and the monthly cost will drop to P129. However, you can also enjoy this event for free because TAP Go offers a one-week free trial.
For fans residing in Vietnam, VietContent is an excellent live-streaming platform. You can enjoy VietContent channels on smartphone apps, iPad, iPhone or Android. It is also available on STBs such as Android, Amazon Fire, Google, and Roku.
Matchroom Pool and Multi-Sport YouTube Channels
If you reside in a country other than the above countries, then Matchroom Pool and Multi Sports YouTube Channels can let you watch live matches.
You can enjoy the matches for free, but unfortunately, they are only available for the first 4 days. But if you want to enjoy the complete tournament, then it is better to subscribe.
You can sign up for a monthly subscription to Matchroompool for $5.99.
Other live streaming platforms in different countries
Some other platforms around the world will broadcast the Hanoi Open Pool Live. Here’s the list of platforms in different countries:
|Streaming platform||Available in (Countries)|
|Nova||Czech Republic and Slovakia|
|Sportklub||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.|
|Reddentes||Chinese Taipei / Indonesia|
|Supersport||South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa|
|Sport1||Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein|
Note: If your country is not available in the list, watch the Hanoi Open Pool in Matchroom.live.
Hanoi Open Pool Live Streaming Schedule
Depending on which city you are living in, you may have to sit in front of the TV screen at different times of the day to watch the US Open Pool 2023 Live.
2023 Hanoi Open Pool Session Times (GMT+7):
- Start time for Days 1-4: From 10:00 am daily
- Start time Day 5: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm / 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Start time Day 6: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm / 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Note: If you are in a different region or country, you must confirm your time according to the above schedule since Hanoi City’s time is based on the Vietnam time zone.
Start Time in Different Cities:
|Atlantic City||11:00 pm|
|New York||11:00 pm|
|Las Vegas||8:00 pm|
Yes, but only men are allowed; anyone can get entry to the tournament after paying the entry fee. There is a separate tournament for women, so only men can play in this event.
Yes. If you have a subscription to Matchroom.live or any other streaming platform that is streaming the Hanoi Open Pool 2023 live, you can watch it on mobile devices too.
No, there are no restrictions on attendance at the Hanoi Open Pool Tournament. But remember, the seats are limited, especially in the final two days.
You can check Matchroom Pool’s official website to stay updated with the latest news about the Hanoi Open Pool Championship. You will also get updates about other events.
Can the 10th of October come any faster? I can’t wait to watch the first time Hanoi Open Pool 2023 Live! Ko Ping Chung is the recent 2023 US Open Pool champion, and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz and Shane Van Boening ranked first and second position in the World Nineball Rankings. It makes me think they have a high chance of winning the Hanoi Open Pool Championship.
However, David Alcaide, Eklent Kaci, and Dang Jin Hu may also surprise us, because they will be participating as the 2023 European Open Pool Champion, 2023 UK Open Pool Champion, and 2023 Spanish Open Pool Champion in the event. Who are you cheering for?