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US Open 10-Ball and 8-Ball Championships Return to 9-Foot Tables
CSI Press Release
Feb. 8, 2017
Feb. 8, 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 transporting the 9-foot tables was simply prohibitive. However, now that we have one of the most beautiful pool rooms in the country just minutes from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, we can move the events back to 9-foot tables, while still maintaining a connection between the professional players and the amateurs that will be competing in the BCAPL National Championships. We see this as a win-win and we are very excited about it.”
Griff’s opened in October 2016 at 3650 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas. The upscale pool room has eight 9-foot Diamond tables, 17 7-foot Diamond tables and a 12-foot antique Brunswick snooker/golf table. The pool room will be open 24 hours and features a full bar & kitchen with drink and dining specials.
Great Hotel Rates!
The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is offering special group rates and resort fees are not required. The Rio, located only a mile from Griff’s, also offers free parking. In addition, Griff’s will provide a free 24-hour shuttle to and from the Rio.
Mosconi Cup and WPA Points!
Both events are official ranking events for the Mosconi Cup USA team 2017. The US Open 10-Ball Championship is also a World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) points event. Players will earn WPA world-ranking points based on how they finish.
Field Limited to 64! Top 16 Seeded!
Each event is limited to 64 players and the top 16 in the field will be seeded by FargoRate. Both tournaments are double elimination, alternate breaks, played on 9-foot Diamond tables with pro-cut pockets, Simonis 860 Tour Blue cloth, and will use Cyclop Balls.
There will be $10,000 added to each event (guaranteed) with the champion of each pocketing $15,000 (based on a full field).
Register today at www.playcsipool.com/2017-us-open-championships or call CSI at (702) 719-7665.
For more information about the 9-Ball Challenge, 10-Ball Challenge, 8-Ball Challenge and for hotel reservation information, visit www.playcsipool.com/2017-bcapl-national-championships.