Event Info


The Tradition

Although evidence dates the game of billiards back to the fifteenth century, the first billiards tournament wasn't put on record until 1878. Billiards seems to have been on an increasingly fast and growing track ever since but no tournament in recent history had been as popular as the twelve year competition held through 1972 at Johnson City, Illinois. Get billiard enthusiasts reminiscing about great players, great tourneys, great games, great memories, and they yearn for those two weeks at Johnson City that drew the world's best players competing in all the games.

General conversation, a desire to return to tradition, and rapid word of mouth resulted in advanced commitment from players to the first Derby City Classic. The success of the tournament, the glowing accolades from players, and their determination to return to The Derby City Classic, proves that not only was it a sorely missed and legendary tradition immediately re-established with the Derby City Classic, but new traditions and legends were born.

The Venue

Horseshoe Casino and Hotel: The Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Southern Indiana, voted one of the Best Casino Hotels by CitySearch.com and MSN, rivals the best in the industry! Boasting 503 luxurious rooms and suites, this legendary hotel is accented with a fitness center, Aroma Café & Bar, and an indoor pool.

 Special rate of $119 per night

The Hotel Special rate cut off date is January 6th, 2019

None can match the legendary Horseshoe brand of great dining, great gaming, great service, and the best comps!

Horseshoe Southern Indiana
11999 Casino Center Drive SE
Elizabeth, IN 47117
Phone: 1-866-766-2671


Please Support The Event by Staying at The Horseshoe Casino Hotel.

Spector Info and VIP Seating Chart


9 Day Event Pass

VIP $185.00
VIP TV $240.00

3 Day VIP Finals Pass

Jan. 31st, Feb. 1st, and 2nd
VIP $105.00

General Admission $100.00

Daily Admission AM

General Admission $6.00
VIP $10.00

Daily Admission PM

General Admission $9.00
VIP $15.00


General Admission $15.00
VIP $25.00

VIP & VIP TV Seats Are Non Refundable And Non Transferable

Spouse passes to VIP will be charged full price due to limited seating.

Tickets will be held at DCC Office located in the Horseshoe Casino of Southern Indiana and can only be retrieved by the cardholder with the original credit card of purchase and a valid photo ID with signatures such as a state ID, driver's license or passport. Tickets will be available starting January 24th, 2019. If you have any questions please contact us at info@derbycityclassic.com. Thank you for your order and see you at The 20th Annual Derby City Classic presented by Horseshoe Casino and Hotel.

THE 21st Annual Derby City Classic presented by Horseshoe Southern Indiana

2019 Event Schedule at Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Ring Games & Mini-Tournaments (subject to change)

  • Late sign-ups (if fields are not full) 4 pm-10 pm
  • Practice time for 9-Ball Bank players 5 pm-12 am
  • Tables available for rental (end of tour play)

What the people say about the Derby City Classic:

"The Derby is the most exciting event I have ever attended. Action, Action, Action. These Derby City Classic Guys sure do know how to put on a show!"

Brady Behrman, Virginia Beach, Virginia

"The Derby is the most exciting event I have ever attended. Action, Action, Action. These Derby City Classic Guys sure do know how to put on a show!"

Brady Behrman, Virginia Beach, Virginia

"I've been going to the DCC since 1999 when it started. The players are the best in the world. Stadium style seating let's you get right near the matches. Playing with the pros and the best road players available in Banks matches, One Pocket matchines, and 9 Ball matches; everything is possible. If you want 10 days of POOL, if you want to play, if you want to experience the GAME, if you want to see the VERY best, the DCC can certainly accomodate."

Tom Suarez aka Tom In Cincy / SactownTom, Sacramento, Califorinia