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US Open 10-field whittled to final 16
Jul. 19, 2017
Jul. 19, 2017
Alex Pagulayan (File photo courtesy of Karl Kantrowitz)
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, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. PST. Purchase the live stream package for both events for less than $9 per day! PPV packages are also available for each event or per day. For complete prices and to purchase the live stream, go to playcsipool.com. Tournament brackets can be seen at ctsondemand.com.
The 2017 US Open 10-Ball Championship is being played 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.
The tournaments are played with Cyclop balls on 9-foot Diamond tables covered with Simonis Cloth. The US Open 10-Ball format is race to 9, double elimination and the US Open 8-Ball format is race to 8, double elimination. The finals of the US Open 10-Ball will be a single race to 11 and the finals of the US Open 8-Ball will be a single race to 10.
The 2017 US Open 10-Ball & 8-Ball Championships are being held in conjunction with the 41th BCAPL National Championships, July 19-29 at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The event will feature more than 5,000 amateur players representing 47 states, nine Canadian provinces and 11 countries, competing in approximately 40 divisions, on nearly 300 Diamond pool tables. The annual tournament will also include about 50 exhibitors.
The sponsors for the US Open 10-Ball and 8-Ball Championships are Predator, Omega Billiards, Cyclop, Kamui, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and Simonis.