The Ultimate Pool Masters is back and better than ever in 2022/23 as the field expands to 128 players and the tournament becomes a professional ranking event for the first time.
Phil Harrison won the inaugural edition of the Masters in the summer of 2021 after a memorable 6-red shootout victory over Simon Fitzsimmons in the final.
The bumper competition will now take place on Wednesday nights on ultimatepool.tv and the Ultimate Pool App across 40 weeks before a Finals Day featuring the eight remaining competitors will decide the champion and recipient of a £10,000 top prize. The tournament starts on July 6, 2022.
For the draw and results, please visit the Live Scoring tab here.
Straight knockout – races to eight with a match-clock of 50 minutes throughout all rounds.
Should players be tied after the match-clock expires, a 6-red shootout will determine the winner.
- Phase One: 128 players (32 sections of 4)
- Phase Two: 32 remaining players (8 sections of 4)
- Phase Three: 8 remaining players (Finals Day)
The 4-2-1 format is back, with each night seeing a section of the draw featuring four players in a ‘group’ semi-final and then final.
A total of 32 players will advance to phase two, where the 4-2-1 process will repeat again to yield eight players for the third and final phase.
The remaining eight contestants will then appear for a Finals Day where the quarter-finals will be played in the afternoon, followed by the semi-finals and final in the evening session.
The 2022/23 Masters forms part of Ultimate Pool’s overall professional circuit. For information on the professional circuit as a whole – including ranking information – please visit here.
Ultimate Pool Professionals are seeded in the draw.
- A 30-second shot-clock is in operation for the first 40 minutes of a match.
- A 15-second shot-clock is in operation for the last 10 minutes of a match.
- Players are permitted to have one extension per frame.
The 2022/23 Ultimate Pool Masters has a total prize fund of £22,400. The prize money breakdown is as follows:
- Winner: £10,000
- Runner-Up: £4,000
- Semi-Finalist: £1,000
- Quarter-Finalist: £500
- Last 16: £250
- Last 32: £150
Live coverage is available to all subscribers via ultimatepool.tv and the Ultimate Pool App. If you are not already a subscriber, you can subscribe here.