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 […]


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 […]


US Opens back on 9-foot tables!

US Open 10-Ball and 8-Ball Championships Return to 9-Foot Tables CueSports International, Henderson, NV (Feb. 7, 2017) – CueSports International (CSI) is excited to announce several major changes to the 2017 US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships. The events will flank the 2017 BCAPL National Championships, which will be July 19-29 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The US Open 10-Ball Championship will be July 17-19 and the US Open 8-Ball Championship will be July 29-31. This gives US Open players the opportunity to also compete in three BCAPL events: the 9-Ball Challenge, July 20-21; the 10-Ball Challenge, July 22-24; and the 8-Ball Challenge, July 25-27 – each played on 7-foot tables. Played on 9-Foot Diamond Tables at Griff’s Las Vegas! The opening of Griff’s, a beautiful new Las Vegas pool room owned by CSI founder Mark Griffin, allows CSI to return the US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships to 9-foot Diamond tables. When asked about the change, CSI Manager Ozzy Reynolds said, “The cost of […]