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The EUROTOUR goes live in 2022

2022 SEES THE Eurotour going out live to a global TV audience with all six 

events scheduled for distribution. Broadcasting the semi-finals and finals from 

each event will provide major coverage from a tour that is starting its 31st year. 

The Eurotour finals will now be played on a Monday instead of the previous 

Saturdays, to keep the programming away from congested weekend sports 

schedules. 

David Morris, president of EPBF’s commercial arm IBPF commented, “The 

Eurotour deserves to be on TV and available to a wider audience. 

“It’s something that has been in the pipeline, but now it’s a reality. We found that 

when playing the final at the weekend, we were competing with almost every 

major sport for airtime, so moving our finals to a Monday made perfect sense. 

“We’re also working with Luke Riches, formerly of Matchroom Sport who will 

be joining us on the TV project. With the events now in place and the best 

broadcasters of Billiards in Kozoom Multimedia on board, Luke brings vast 

experience and knowledge to an already established set-up and we very much 

look forward to working with him,” said David Morris. 

Luke Riches said, “It is very exciting to see the Eurotour make the move into live 

TV broadcast. The tour is packed with the greatest players in the world and the 

opportunity for them to showcase their considerable talents on a new platform can 

only be good for the game. 

“There’s a great team in place at the EPBF, working tirelessly to make this a 

success, and it is a tremendous honour for me to be joining them to work on this 

project.” 

The Eurotour was established in 1992 and has been the flagship of the EPBF since 

the very first day. Paying out more that €6 million in prize money, it has become 

the most successful 9-ball tour in the world, boasting some of the best players on 

the planet. 

Entering its 31st year, the EPBF President Gre Leenders said “The tour started 

with TV productions back in 1992 and we have made many live and postproduced 

events in recent years but it is excellent to now have a steady stream of 

live events available to millions. Moving the days and using the weekends for the 

early rounds will also help some athletes to attend without too much time away in 

the week days” 

Plans are already underway for the first event in and all 

information as to where it will be broadcast, we’ll be publishing in due course. 

For more information and scheduled dates, check out the EPBF website or contact 

the EPBF press office at press@epbf.com