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The entries are full at 256. There's a waiting list. I'm going to try to get there for the inaugural event. From a Matchroom press release:
UK OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES SELL OUT IN UNDER AN HOUR
Player entries for the first-ever UK Open Pool Championship have sold out in under an hour with 256 spots quickly snapped up ahead of the inaugural tournament from May 17-22.
A prize fund of $200,000 will be on offer as 256 players battle it out to become the inaugural winner of the UK Open Pool Championship with the Major Event contributing towards the newly announced Matchroom Nineball World Rankings.
World No.1 Albin Ouschan will go into the tournament as a red-hot favourite with the likes of World No.3 David Alcaide, World No.4 Shane Van Boening, and World Cup of Pool winner Joshua Filler set to feature in what promises to be a special week of action. [...]
The entry fee was only $250, so the added money is about 67% of the prize fund. Pretty good money odds.