2018 US Open One Pocket & US Open Bank Championships to be held in Las Vegas

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (Sept. 1, 2017) — CueSports International is excited to announce that the 2018 US Open Bank Pool Championship will be March 20-22 at Griff’s in Las Vegas and it will be followed by the 2018 US Open One Pocket March 22-25. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts and time constraints, CSI has cancelled the 2017 US Open One Pocket previously scheduled for December. We regret any inconvenience this may cause for players who had planned to attend. The 2018 US Open Bank Pool Championships will begin Tuesday, Mar. 20. It will be a short-rack format using a 9-ball rack, double-elimination. The race will be to four on the winner’s side and to three on the loser’s side. The finals will be a single race to 5. The entry fee is $240, which includes a $25 administration fee and a $15 green fee. A minimum of $2,500 will be added. If the field reaches 48, $5,000 will be added. The 2018 US Open One Pocket Championships begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 22, […]


Pagulayan wins US Open 8-Ball Championship

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 31, 2017) Alex Pagulayan proved the Lion still roars within him as he came from behind to steal the US Open 8-Ball Championship from Shane Van Boening, who had hoped for a second consecutive title and to earn back-to-back wins of both the US Open 8-Ball and US Open 10-Ball Championships. Pagulayan’s path to the finals included wins over: Danny Stone, Australia, 8-6; Skyler Woodward, Kentucky, 8-2; and Denis Grabe, Estonia, 8-3; before losing to Dennis Orcollo, Philippines, 7-8. In the loser’s bracket, Pagulayan bested Thorsten Hohmann, Germany, 8-7 and Lee Vann Corteza, Philippines and then gained revenge on Orcollo in the semi-finals, beating him 8-6. Van Boening’s path to the hot seat included wins over Sina Valizadeh, 8-2; Manny Perez, 8-5; Josh Roberts, 8-3; Lee Vann Corteza, 8-6; and Dennis Orcollo, whom he beat 8-4 to gain the hot seat, to meet Pagulayan in the finals. Van Boening jumped out to a fast 7-2 lead, which may have seemed insurmountable to all but Pagulayan. But as Van Boening’s breaks […]


Van Boening to meet Orcollo for hot seat of US Open 8-Ball

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 30, 2017) Shane Van Boening of South Dakota will meet Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines for the hot seat match of the US Open 8-Ball Championship at 1 p.m. PST July 30. Van Boening, who won the 2016 US Open 8-Ball & 10-Ball Championships, is hoping to repeat last year’s double dip. His path to the hot seat included wins over Sina Valizadeh, 8-2; Manny Perez, 8-5; Josh Roberts, 8-3; and Lee Vann Corteza, 8-6. Orcollo beat Chris McDaniel, 8-1; Danny Olson, 8-3; and Nick Malaj, 8-3; before sending Alex Pagulayan to the loser’s bracket in a tight hill-hill match. Corteza and Pagulayan join four others in the loser’s bracket, all hoping to grab a place in the finals. Vinnie Calabrese of Australia has been an impressive talent throughout the tournament. Calabrese posted wins over Hunter Lombardo, 8-7 and Kim Laaksonen, 8-5 before losing to Corteza, 6-8. On the B side of the bracket, he beat: Danny Stone, 8-7; Justin Bergman, 8-6; and Nick Malaj, 8-7. Calabrese will play Denis […]


Van Boening scores second consecutive US Open 10-Ball Title

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 19, 2017) — Shane Van Boening once again proved to be an indomitable force as he plowed through a tough international field to capture his second consecutive US Open 10-Ball Title. Van Boening said his hard work in preparing for the tournament, which was a much different format than last year’s. This year, CueSports International, which produces the US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships, returned the prestigious tournament to 9-foot tables. This year’s field was packed with international stars, including players from Greece, Germany, Qatar, Poland, Austria, Kuwait, and, as always, the Philippines. “My hard work, my breaks, helped me succeed to win in this very tough field,” Van Boening said. Van Boening was undefeated going into the finals. He posted wins over: Danny Stone, 9-4; Vinnie Calabrese, 9-4; Ralf Souquet, 9-6; Lee Van Corteza, 9-7; and Warren Kiamco, 9-4. He beat Kiamco 11-5 in the finals. Kiamco’s beat Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan, 9-1, Denis Grabe, 9-7, Vilmos Foldes, 9-8, and Alex Pagulayan, 9-3, before losing to Van Boening, 4-9. […]


US Open 10-field whittled to final 16

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 19, 2017) — Only four remain undefeated at the 2017 US Open 10-Ball Championship. Shane Van Boening is the sole US player still on the A side of the bracket as the final day of the tournament begins. He is joined by Philippine players Lee Vann Corteza, Warren KIamco and Canadian Alex Pagulayan. Several tournament favorites were ousted during the second day of play, including Mika Immonen, Dennis Orcollo, Thorsten Hohmann and Billy Thorpe. After losing his first match to Pagulayan, Corey Deuel has torn an impressive path through the loser’s bracket, beating Sayeem Hossain, John Schmidt, Immonen, Vilmos Foldes and Orcollo. He faces Justin Bergman at 9 a.m. Las Vegas native Max Eberle has also had a remarkable journey. Eberle sent Francisco Bustamante to the loser’s bracket in the first round, then beat Sina Valizadeh before losing to Karl Boyes. Then Eberle ejected Oscar Dominguez, Billy Thorpe and Alex Kazakis from the tournament. He faces Ralf Souquet at 9 a.m. Streaming continues Wednesday from 9 a.m. through the finals, […]


Van Boening, Woodward meet in third round of US Open 10-Ball Championships

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 16, 2017) — The top 16-seeding of the US Open 10-Ball Championships has led to a lot of great matches schedules for the second day of action at the $10,000-added tournament. With a 64-player field deep in talent, it wasn’t surprising to see a number of big names sent to the loser’s side of the bracket, including Rodney Morris, who lost to Billy Thorpe in the second round of play, and Francisco Bustamante, who lost a nail-biting, hill-hill match to Max Eberle. Streaming continues Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. PST. Today’s streaming matches include Thorsten Hohmann vs. Dennis Grabe at 11 a.m.; Jason Klatt vs. Chris Robinson at 1 p.m.; and Shane Van Boening vs. Skyler Woodward at 3 p.m. The 2017 US Open 10-Ball Championship takes place through July 19 at Griff’s, at 3650 South Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas. It will be followed by the US Open 8-Ball Championships July 29-31. Purchase the live stream package for both events for less than $9 per day! PPV […]


US Open 10 Ball & 8 Ball Championships 2017

Shane Van Boening (USA) gewinnt US Open 10 Ball Championship 2017 im Finale gegen Warren Kiamco (PHI) mit 11-5. Den 3. Platz belegt Roberto Gomez (PHI). Alex Pagulayan (CAN) gewinnt US Open 8 Ball Championship 2017 im Finale gegen Shane Van Boening (USA) mit 10-9. Den 3. Platz belegt Dennis Orcollo (PHI). Ab dem kommenden Montag, den 17. Juli 2017 finden in Las Vegas die US Open 10 Ball Championship statt. Bis zum darauffolgenden Mittwoch, den 19. Juli 2017 werden viele internationale Top-Spieler um ein Preisgeld von ca. 85.000$ spielen. Im letzten Jahr wurden diese Wettbewerbe noch auf sogenannten Bar Tables (7 Fuß) ausgetragen. Die „kleinen“ Tische sind in den USA sehr beliebt, allerdings kann man z.B. in Europa mit dieser Tischgröße nicht viel anfangen. Dadurch sind die US Open 8 Ball und 10 Ball im Jahr 2016 ein wenig untergegangen. In diesem Jahr hat der Veranstalter CueSports International beschlossen während der laufenden nationalen US Meisterschaft wieder auf die 9 Fuß Tische zu wechseln. Eine gute Entscheidung wie wir finden. Die US Open 8 Ball […]


US Open 10-Ball full, Seeded Players Announced

US Open 10-Ball Full, Seeded Players Announced CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 13, 2017) — The field is full and entries are now closed for the US Open 10-Ball Championships, which begin Monday, July 17 at Griff’s in Las Vegas. The top 16 players, who are rated by FargoRate, will be seeded in the 64-player bracket as follows: 1. Shane Van Boening, South Dakota 821 2. Dennis Orcollo, Philippines 814 3. Alex Pagulayan, Canada 802 4. Lee Vann Corteza, Philippines 799 5. Justin Bergman, Illinios 798 6. Francisco Bustamante, Philippines 797 7. Vilmos Foldes, Hungary 790 8. Ralf Souquet, Germany 790 9. Mika Immonen, Finland 789 10. Warren Kiamco, Philippines 786 11. Karl Boyes, Great Britain 786 12. Alex Kazakis, Greece 785 13. Thorsten Hohmann, Germany 783 14. Rodney Morris, California 783 15. Mario He, Austria 781 16. Skyler Woodward, Kentucky 781 The 2017 US Open 10-Ball Championship will be played July 17-19 at Griff’s, the beautiful new pool room opened by Mark Griffin last October, at 3650 South Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas. It […]


Top Players Set to Battle for US Open 10-Ball Championship Title

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 12, 2017) — Thorsten ‘The Hit Man’ Hohmann, Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Morris, Shane ‘The South Dakota Kid’ Van Boening, and the legendary Francisco “Django” Bustamante are just a few of the top professional players who will compete at the US Open 10-Ball Championships July 17-19 at Griff’s in Las Vegas. Van Boening, the defending US Open 10-Ball Champion, is currently the top earning American pool player and is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He is a former US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Champion who also holds multiple US Open 9-Ball titles. He likely isn’t planning to leave empty handed. Morris, of Lincoln, Calif., is always an exciting crowd favorite who has a resume loaded with championship titles. He is a former US Open 10-Ball Champion, winning the title in 2013, and returns this year with hopes of adding another cup to his collection. Bustamante, of the Philippines, has been a champion on the world stage for nearly three decades. He would love to add […]


Van Boening Endorses USA Pool League

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (May 2, 2017) – CueSports International (CSI) is excited to announce Shane Van Boening as the USA Pool League (USAPL) Player Representative. For years, Van Boening, of South Dakota, has been the undisputed top American player, having earned five US Open 9-Ball titles, two US Open 10-Ball titles, two US Open 8-Ball titles, and a US Open One Pocket title, in addition to three World Pool Masters titles and many more. Before becoming a U.S. champion, Van Boening, like millions of other pool enthusiasts around the world, played in pool leagues. He earned many national league titles before becoming a professional pool player. “Pool leagues were a large part of my family’s life when I was growing up,” Van Boening said. CueSports International founded the USAPL in 2009 to solve the inherent problems found in other leagues. It was created specifically to be “Fair and Fun for Everyone.” In the USAPL, everyone, no matter what skill level, has an equal chance of winning. The USAPL is the first league organization to […]