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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Team USA Mosconi Cup Final Ranking

11th September – 2017 Mosconi Cup Final Team USA standings WITH THE qualification period for Team USA spots now complete, it was Shane Van Boening who topped the ranking after another stellar eight months that saw him record a string of victories. With qualification for the 2017 Mosconi Cup on a different footing, players needed to have finished in the top ten of the ranking to have a chance of being selected for the team by USA captain Johan Ruijsink. To give himself what he feels is the best possible chance for the USA to win the Mosconi Cup for the first time since 2009, the captain will pick his side from the top ten with the option of going outside the ten for one of his picks should he feel it necessary. Ruijsink is expected to name his full side early this week. The 24th running of the Mosconi Cup takes place from Monday to Thursday 4th to 7th December at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The defending champions are Europe as […]

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Turning Stone Classic XXVIII
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Turning Stone Classic XXVIII

Shane Van Boening (USA) gewinnt Turning Stone Classic XXVIII im Finale gegen Jayson Shaw (SCO) mit 13-4. Den 3. Platz belegt Donny Mills (USA). In der Zeit vom 31. August bis zum 03. September 2017 findet in New York die 28. Ausgabe des Turning Stone Classic statt. Das Turning Stone Classic gehört in den USA zu den Top-Events im jährlichen Pool Billard Kalender. Diese Veranstaltung wird pro Jahr zweimal ausgetragen, im letzten Januar gewann der Schotte der Jayson Shaw das Finale gegen Mika Immonen aus Finnland mit 13-6. Auch wenn in diesem Jahr das Teilnehmerfeld überwiegend aus den USA kommt und einige andere Topspieler dem Turning Stone Classic fernbleiben, werden wir sicherlich viele spannende und unterhaltsame Spiele zu sehen bekommen. Zu den Favoriten bei der mit 40.000$ dotierten Veranstaltung zählen u.a.: Johnny Archer (USA), Dennis Hatch (USA), Rodney Morris (USA), Mika Immonen (FIN), Earl Strickland (USA), Billy Thorpe (USA) und der Titelverteidiger Jayson Shaw (SCO). Gespielt wird in einem 128er Teilnehmerfeld im Doppel-KO System, das Finale wird auf 13 gespielt. Auch diese Veranstaltung ist natürlich […]

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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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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. […]