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2017 World Pool Series: Grand Finale

Eklent Kaci (ALB) gewinnt 2017 World Pool Series: Grand Finale im Finale gegen Petri Makkonen (FIN) mit 13-11. Den 3. Platz belegen Wu Ku-Lin (TW) und Dennis Orcollo (PHI). Wann: 31. Oktober – 03. November 2017 Spielort: Steinway Cafe & Billiards, 3525 Steinway St, Astoria, NY 11101, USA Disziplin: 8 Ball Teilnehmer: 96 Preisgeld: ca. 60.000$ Favoriten: u.a.: Darren Appleton (GBR), Ko Pin-Yi (TW), Ruslan Chinakhov (RUS), Ko Ping-Chung (TW), Mika Immonen (FIN), Jayson Shaw (SCO), Klenti Kaci (ALB), Johann Chua (PHI), Dennis Orcollo (PHI), Alexander Kazakis (GRE), Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Chang Jung-Lin (TW), Chang Yu-Lung (TW), Lo Li-Wen (TW), Roberto Gomez (PHI), Chris Melling (GBR), Denis Grabe (EST), Billy Thorpe (USA), Skyler Woodward (USA), Lee Vann Corteza (PHI), Ronnie Alcano (PHI) Links: World Pool Series (Offizielle Website)

US Open 9 Ball Championships 2017
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US Open 9 Ball Championships 2017

Jayson Shaw (SCO) gewinnt US Open 9 Ball Championships 2017 im Finale gegen Eklent Kaci (ALB) mit 13-4. Den 3. Platz belegt Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA). Am nächsten Sonntag, den 22. Oktober 2017 beginnt in Norfolk, Virginia die 42. Ausgabe der US Open 9 Ball Championships. Bis zum 28. Oktober werden bei dem wohl prestigeträchtigsten Pool Billard Turnier in den Vereinigten Staaten ein Großteil der Weltelite um das Gesamtpreisgeld von 200.000$ spielen. Die US Open 9 Ball Championships werden von vielen als die Mutter aller Pool Billard Turniere bezeichnet. Es gibt kaum einen Titel, der auf der Welt mehr Bedeutung hat. Auch in diesem Jahr gehen knapp 160 Teilnehmer als allen Teilen der Welt an den Start. Im Vorjahr gewann Shane Van Boening aus den USA im Finale gegen Chang Jung-Lin (TW) mit 13-9. Der US Superstar sicherte sich damit seinen insgesamt fünften Erfolg bei den US Open. Der Gewinner am 28. Oktober erhält einen Siegerscheck in Höhe von 40.000$. Bei kaum einem anderen Event des Jahres ist das Preisgeld für den Sieger höher. Zu den […]

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American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship 2017

Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL) gewinnt American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship 2017 im Finale gegen Dennis Orcollo (PHI) mit 150-89. Den 3. Platz belegt Thorsten Hohmann (GER). Wann: 17. – 21. Oktober 2017 Spielort: Diamond Billiards, 13184 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113, USA Disziplin: 14.1 Ball Teilnehmer: 48 Preisgeld: 41.000 $ Favoriten: David Alcaide (SPA), Darren Appleton (GBR), Carlo Biado (PHI), Chang Yu-Lung (TW), Niels Feijen (NED), Denis Grabe (EST), Mario He (AUT), Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Mika Immonen (FIN), Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL), Warren Kiamco (PHI), Chris Melling (GBR), Nikos Ekonomopoulos (GRE), Dennis Orcollo (PHI), Albin Ouschan (AUT), Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz (SPA), Jayson Shaw (SCO), Ralf Souquet (GER), Lee Vann Corteza (PHI), Alex Pagulayan (CAN) Titelverteidiger: Niels Feijen (NED) Links: American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship, Diamond Billiards (Spielort), Livestream

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Gotham City Billiards 9 Ball Pro Classic 2017

Mike Dechaine (USA) gewinnt Gotham City Billiards 9 Ball Pro Classic 2017 im Finale gegen Chang Yu-Lung (TW) mit 13-12. Den 3. Platz belegt Alexander Kazakis (GRE). Wann: 14. – 16. Oktober 2017 Spielort: Gotham City Billiards, 93 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA Disziplin: 9 Ball Teilnehmer: 64 Preisgeld: 37.200 $ Favoriten: Niels Feijen (NED), Marc Bijsterbosch (NED), Alexander Kazakis (GRE), Lee Vann Corteza (PHI), Warren Kiamco (PHI), John Morra (CAN), Hsu Kai-Lun (TW), Ko Pin-Yi (TW), Ko Ping-Chung (TW), Chang Yu-Lung (TW), Cheng Yu-Hsuan (TW), Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL), Mike Dechaine (USA), Klenti Kaci (ALB) Titelverteidiger: Konrad Juszczyszyn (POL) Links: Gotham City Billiards, Predator Pro/Am Tour, Livestream

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Lee Van Corteza Makes History: First Asian World 14.1 Champion

New York City– Philippines‘ Lee Van Corteza did what no other Asian before him could do before him, win the World 14.1. The slim, smooth playing Filipino became the Bottledeck.net 77th World 14.1 Champion, and doing so in fashion by defeating none other than the king of straight pool, Thorsten Hohmann of Germany. The week long event was challenging with Corteza playing a total of 13 matches and pocketing almost 2000 balls. Hohmann had pocketed over 1700 shots. The World 14.1 title is perhaps the most hard earned title in billiards with no luck or short cuts in winning games. Day 6 which took place the day before the finals saw the quarter-finalists duel it out for a place in the semi’s. Top American 14.1 specialist Danny Harriman had defeated 2012 World 14.1 Champion John Schmidt in the final 12, but fell 200-111 to the powerful Darren Appleton of the UK. Newcomer Del Sim of Scotland had his dream run through the field finally ended by a fellow Scotsman Jonni Fulcher 200-105. USA’s hopeful Max […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Low Expectation Brits Shine Bright On Day 1

Admittedly low on confidence, Karl Boyes and Mark Gray burst out of the gates of the World Pool Series’ RYO Rack Classic in New York. By Ted Lerner – WPS Media Officer (New York City) – Can a player win a tournament even if they are not playing their best pool? Generally when you have the best pool talent in the world under one roof for four days, the answer is usually a resounding no. But sometimes in pool, those that have the least expectations can do the most damage, especially players that have entered the winner’s circle more than a few times in their career. Take Englishmen Mark Gray and Karl Boyes. The two Brits arrived in New York City for the third leg of the World Pool Series, The Ryo Rack Classic Championship, admittedly in the dumps. Gray just came off a miserable performance at the scotch doubles World Cup of Pool in London, and hasn’t had a solid finish in all of 2017. Boyes, a former World 8-ball Champion, has barely touched […]