2022 International Open Accepting Entries

  • The 2022 International Open will be in Norfolk, Virginia, USA at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel for nine days, October 28 – November 5, featuring players from all over the world competing in a variety of disciplines.
  • In addition to the traditional 9-Ball, this year’s contests will include One-Pocket, 10-Ball, and Juniors. The 9-Ball Open will field 128 players, the One-Pocket Open will field 48, the 10-Ball Invitational will field 16, and the Juniors will field 16 males and 8 females.
  • Albin Ouschan will be there to defend his International 9-Ball title, with Roberto Gomez defending his One-Pocket title, and Joshua Filler defending all others in the Diamond Big Foot Challenge.
  • In addition to those serious disciplines, we’ve added some special competitions to entertain the crowd and have a few more players earn some more money. Introducing for the first time at the Open, is a Banks Ring Game with 6 players and a Race to One 9-Ball contest with 16 players. There will be no entry fees, and $1,000 will go to each winner. All told, the International Open will have $70,000 in added money and a total purse of $166,000.
  • The very best equipment is being provided by Diamond Billiard Products, Simonis Cloth, and Aramith Balls. There will be no excuses here.
  • The venue is exquisite. The Sheraton Waterside Hotel and the city of Norfolk, Virginia are ready for the seventh time to host a world class pool tournament. Raised Reserved Seating, as in previous years, will allow great viewing. Large TV monitors will be above every pool table displaying the players’ names and their scores.
  • The competition gets better every year, and this year won’t be any different. The 9-Ball Open is WPA sanctioned with points being awarded by Matchroom’s Nine Ball program, so the best will be here.
  • The BCA Hall of Fame Banquet will once again be hosted at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel on Friday, November 4.

The $50,000 added 2022 International 9-Ball Open will feature 128 players in a double elimination format with the final 16 advancing into a single elimination round. $30,000 will be going to the winner. The $114,000 purse will be shared by the top 32 finishers.

The International has become more than just a 9-Ball tournament. In 2021, we added One-Pocket to our program with $5,000 added. This year, we expanded the field to 48 players and we increased the added money to $10,000. $10,000 will go to the winner. The $34,000 purse will be shared by the top 12 finishers.

The Diamond Big Foot Challenge, 10-Ball on a 10-foot table, is a special three-day event featured in the Simonis Arena and has always been a favorite discipline at the Derby City Classic. We invited 16 of the best players to participate. The winner of this single elimination 10-Ball event will take home $8,000 in which the top 4 finishers will share the $16,000 purse.

In addition to three major pro events at the International, Ra Hanna, of On The Wire Creative Media, is bringing us the best 16 men and 8 women to complete for their Junior International Championship. Diamond Billiard Products and Accu-Stats is very proud supporting the next generation of professional pool players.

Once again, the Simonis Arena will be the center stage for this week’s action. The enclosed arena will feature raised reserved seating for great viewing. General admission will be available on a daily basis. Daily and multi-day packages will be available to accommodate anyone’s schedule. Tickets will go on sale May 15, 2022. Visit https://www.intlopen.com/seating to view the seating chart and reserve your seat.

This year’s show will include two full weekends and a large crowd is expected. Interested vendors can sign up and reserve vendor space here: https://www.intlopen.com/vendors.

The Sheraton is honoring discounted pricing for not only the contestants, but for anyone attending our event, including vendors, volunteers, and spectators. The discounted rate is $119 per night plus tax. Fortunately, this discounted price was locked in last year with our contract. Considering hotel room rentals have gone sky high all over the country, we’re in a good place.

We will be providing Live Streaming on all thirteen pool tables. For those in attendance, we are providing large monitors above each pool table for displaying the players’ names and current score.

For more information on the 2022 International Open, visit our website at https://www.intlopen.com.

Quick International Open Details

  • Play Dates: October 28-November 5, 2022
  • Site: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Discounted Hotel Rate: $119 plus tax for a single or double
  • Diamond Pool Tables, Simonis Cloth, and Aramith Balls
  • TV Arena Seat Reservations available
  • Live Scoring by digitalpool.com
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Website: https://www.intlopen.com

One-Pocket Open

  • Play Dates: October 28-30 (Friday thru Sunday: 3 days)
  • Entry Fee: $500
  • Size of Field: 48
  • Format: Double Elimination, Race to 3
  • Format: Single Elimination for final 8 players
  • Alternate Breaks and Rack Your Own
  • Diamond Triangle Rack
  • Added Money: $10,000 Guaranteed
  • The $34,000 Prize Fund Breakdown with 48 players:
  • 1st: $10,000
  • 2nd: $6,000
  • 3-4th: $3,500
  • 5-8th: $2,000
  • 9-12th: $750

9-Ball Open

  • Play Dates: October 31 – November 5 (Monday thru Saturday: 6 days)
  • Entry Fee: $500
  • Size of Field: 128
  • Format: Double Elimination, Race to 10
  • Format: Single Elimination for final 16 players
  • Alternate Breaks and Neutral Rackers
  • NO 3-Point Rule on Break Shots
  • Official rack: Outsville Accu-Rack 9-Ball Rack Template
  • Sanctioned by World Pool Association (WPA)
  • Added Money: $50,000 Guaranteed
  • First Place: $30,000 Guaranteed
  • The $114,000 Prize Fund Breakdown with 128 players:
  • 1st: $30,000 9-16th: $2,000
  • 2nd: $18,000 17-24th: $1,250
  • 3-4th: $9,000 25-32nd: $750
  • 5-8TH: $4,000

10-Ball Invitational: Diamond Big Foot Challenge

  • Play Dates: October 31 – November 2 (Monday thru Wednesday: 3 days)
  • Entry Fee: $500
  • Size of Field: 16
  • Format: Single Elimination, Race to 11.
  • Alternate Breaks, Referee Racks
  • Official rack: Outsville Accu-Rack 10-Ball Rack Template
  • Added Money: $8,000
  • First Place: $8,000
  • The $16,000 Prize Fund Breakdown with 16 players:
  • 1st: $8,000
  • 2nd: $4,000
  • 3-4th: $2,000

Junior Division

  • Play Dates: November 3-5 (Thursday thru Saturday: 3 days)
  • Size of Junior Men’s Field: 16
  • Size of Junior Women’s Field: 8
  • Format: Double Elimination, Race to 9, Alternate Breaks
  • Single Final Match: race to 10

There are several ways to pay your entry fee.

  • Pay online with a debit/credit card or PayPal:
  • OR mail check or money order payable to:
    International Open
    Addressed to:
    International Open, PO Box 299, Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
  • OR we accept payments through Zelle using 973-615-3519
  • Pay on site with cash (only if the field is not full)

$119 Discount Rate, Single or Double

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 16, 2022