Saratoga, Wyoming- 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, and Saratoga will be the disciplines to master next weekend at the 7th Annual Andy Cloth Wyoming Open! The 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza will take place on March 28th-30th, 2014. It is widely considered to be the most anticipated tournament that players in this part of America looks forward to each year. Event promoter E.J. Glode manages to bring players of all levels nationwide to Saratoga, including some of the biggest names in the sport. The event is co-promoted by Dragon Promotions and is renown to be the biggest pool event in the state drawing over 150 players. From beginner, intermediate, expert and pro/open level tournaments will all be available . The Wyoming Open is kicking in $10,000 this year to the entry fees to sweeten the purse even more than before. Nearly $30,000 will be paid in cash prizes. The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth, Pechauer Cues, and Master Chalk. Local partners include Duke’s Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware.
“The Andy Cloth Wyoming Open is not only my fun way of seeing all the pro players who have become close friends, but it has also turned into the biggest event of the entire year in my hometown of Saratoga. It has become highly anticipated among the town businesses and that is why I place the dates during the slower season“, says E.J. Glode , the Wyoming Open Founder & Promoter. Businesses see an increase between 50%- 300% during the Wyoming Open.
„Pechauer Cues is very pleased to be the Official Cue of the Andy Cloth Wyoming Open. It’s great to see hundreds of players and excited fans flocking to see some of the greatest players in the world come to the Rocky Mountains. Pechauer Cues enjoys supporting the sport in every part of America“, says Joe Pechauer, President of Pechauer Cues.
The Wyoming Open this year is drawing the best field ever in the Masters Division with 2x reigning US Open Champion „South Dakota Kid“ Shane Van Boening returning to defend his title. Former WY Open champions Rodney „Rocket“ Morris and „Korean Dragon“ Charlie Williams will also return. India’s Raj „Hit Man“ Hundal will be back along with newcomer Shanelle Loraine, who will be dazzling the Rocky Mountains with her glamorous beauty and pool skills. Many more players from Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, California, Nevada, Florida and all over Wyoming will be attending in the most fun event of the year in the mountains.
But the Wyoming Open isn’t just for the pro and open players. There is a $2000 Added Expert Division , a $200 added Sportsman Division for novices and a $1000 added Classic Division for intermediate level players. Also for kids, a $400 added Junior Tournament! For more info and to follow the WY Open goto www.facebook.com/wyomingopen
This year a „Hard Luck“ second chance 9-Ball will take place on Sunday for players knocked out with the Wyoming Open adding $400 to the pot to ease the pain.
The Andy Cloth Wyoming Open has something for everyone.
Past champions of the event include some stellar names :
2008 Damian Pongpanik
2009 Shane Van Boening
2010 Rodney Morris
2011 Charlie Williams
2012 Rodney Morris
2013 Shane Van Boening
„Besides running a smooth, well organized event, EJ has really turned the Wyoming Open into something special. The enthusiastic way the pro players are treated, as well as all the guests of the town of Saratoga. It’s an excellent model for other cities to follow“, says Charlie Williams, pro player and fellow billiards promoter.
The event is majorly supported by the town’s own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Pik Ranch, Carbon County, Bella’s Bistro, and Shively Hardware.
For more info or to play in the Wyoming Open contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-329-8924