U.S. Open Underway
AZB Staff
Oct. 23, 2017
Nick van den Berg
Nick van den Berg

Day one of the U.S. Open is in the books.  Most of the heavy hitters have not yet found one another but we did have a few matches that have generated some buzz. Nick Van Den Berg defeated Shane Van Boening 11-7 to put Shane on the long road to victory #6. Then Zion Zvi overcame the recently very hot hand of Lee Vann Corteza 11-8. Finally, Radislaw Babica defeated Mika Immonen 11-10 in a hill-hill nail biter.

There were other great  matches as well. Justin Bergman trailed Dennis Hatch 4-1 only to rally back and win 11-8 as he controlled the latter stages of the match. Tommy Kennedy could not be slowed as he defeated Matt Krah 11-7.  And Earl Strickland caught that amazing high gear that he has and kicked in three shots on his way to an 11-8 victory over Ralf Souquet.

There is lots more action set for Monday. You can follow all the rack by rack action at our live scoring page http://www.azbilliards.com/tours_and_events/158-us-open-9-ball-championship/7727-us-open-9-ball-championship/live/

There you can follow every table in action as well as our interactive brackets. .

Photo courtesy of Erwin Dionisio.