Defending Austrian Open Champion Robert Hall(Credit: ÖSBV – Robert Hall is the defending Austrian Open champion)

Austrian Open – 1st-3rd March ’24

We are very pleased to be returning to Vienna in March for the Austrian Open. This level 3 World Ranking event was last held in 2019 at the same venue – Heeres Snooker und English Billiards Club.

The venue is Austria’s National Training Academy with excellent playing conditions. We are grateful for the support of the ÖSBV (Austrian Snooker and Billiards Association) in making this event possible.

Depending on the final entry number, up to 3 sessions may be required on Friday afternoon/early evening.

For more details on visiting Vienna, Austria’s capital, see here.

Current Champion:

Robert Hall is the current Austrian Open champion having beaten Christian Kirk in 2019. Please visit our YouTube playlist for footage from the 2019 event.

For a full breakdown of results and breaks at the last Austrian Open, please visit our results site here.

Venue:

BLZ (Bundesleistungszentrum) Vienna, Heeres Snooker und English Billiards Club,
Huetteldorfer Straße 156–158,
Vienna,
Austria,
1140

A Google Street View location map is included here.

To assist those visiting the club for the first time, look for the gates to the left of ‘Backerei Schwarz’ cafe. The entrance to the club is on the right hand side once through the gates.

The club serves refreshments on-site.

We have arranged a group meal for the Saturday night at the highly recommended Brauhof Wien (restaurant and brewery). We hope everyone will join us, more information to follow.

Travel:

Air – Vienna Airport is the closest international airport, situated around 30km from the venue.

The City Airport Train offers transfers to the centre of Vienna in just 16 minutes, the CAT takes its passengers non-stop from Vienna Airport to the Wien Mitte transportation hub. For more details, click here.

The rapid transit railroad (S-Bahn for short) also offers a cost-effective way to commute between the city of Vienna and Vienna Airport, more details are available here.

Alternatively, taxis are available outside the airport (approximate journey time is 30 minutes). Pre-booked transfers at a fixed price can be booked here.

In Vienna, the public transport network offers convenient travel around the city, for details on timetables and tickets, see here. ‘Hütteldorfer Straße, Lützowgasse’ tram-stop is a short walk (3 minutes) from the venue.

Hotels:

Rates and room types UPDATED 09/01/24: The closest hotel to the venue is the Hotel Klimt (around a 5 minute walk). Rooms are available at the rate below by contacting the hotel and using the passcode ‘Billiards’ (office@klimt-hotel.at or tel. +43 1 914 55 65). Please book as soon as possible as the hotel have advised they are quite busy at this time. All rooms include breakfast.

  • Single room – €60 per night
  • Twin/double room – €80 per night
  • Family room (2 persons) – €90 per night
  • Apartment (2 persons) – €110 per night

Alternatively, players can choose from a wide range of accommodation options in Vienna.

Prize Pool:

MainWinner£700
Runner-up£350
Semi-Final£175
Quarter-Final£90
Last 16£55
Last 24/32£30
High Break£50
Challenge CupWinner£90
Runner-Up£40
Semi-Final£20
High Break£20

(Prize pool subject to a minimum of 32 players).

Enter Event:

Entries have now closed. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the reserve list.

A list of players that have entered is available here.