2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Attracts Global Field

When CueSports International (CSI) initially announced the 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship, being held May 17-22, 2010 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, the anticipated max field size was 96 players. Due to player response, CSI has expanded the field to 112 in the event's inaugural year. The premier $25,000 added event will take place immediately following the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters (May 12-16), during the 34th BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships (May 14-22).
Open to men, women, amateur and professional players worldwide, the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship is a Billiard Congress of America (BCA) point event and recognized by the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA). Below is the player list for the 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and payout based on the full 112 field.
There are still five opportunities to win a paid entry to the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. The five qualifiers are being held in the following locations in the U.S. and Canada: April 3-4 with $300 added at Pool Sharks, Las Vegas, NV (702) 222-1011; April 10-11 with $1000 added at The Golden Fleece, Kenmore, WA (425) 908-7332; April 10-11 with $1000 added at First Break Café, Sterling, VA; April 17-18 at the Wynkoop, Denver, CO; and April 23-25 with $2000 added at Sharks Club, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada (780) 818-0110. Please call the respective qualifier contact numbers for details. A sixth spot will also be won by the open division top point leader after the 6th stop of the Ozone Billiards Predator Tour.
For more information about the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship contact Holly Ryan at CueSports International at holly@playcsipool.com or call CSI at (702) 719-7665
U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship player list (updated 3/31/10)
Onaga Ryoko
Bob Lewis
Huidji See
Tron Engabakk
Li-Wen Lo
Mark Grey
David Grou
Ohi Naoyuki
Carlos Cabello
Daniel Heidrich
Kazuki Nishimura
James Wagner
Rory Henrickson
Robert Weimar
Shu Han Chang
Chieh Yu Chou
Lee Van Corteza
Youtarou Yamaguchi
Michael Yednak
Jeffrey Jimenez
Tominaga Yoshiuki
Ga Young Kim
Peter Dimmick
Po-Cheng Kuo
Payout Based on 112 player field
(total $81,000)
1st Place: $20,000
2nd Place: $12,000
3rd Place: $8,000
4th Place: $5,600
5th-6th Place: $3,600
7th-8th Place: $2,100
9th-12th Place: $1,450
13th – 16th: Place: $1,125
17th – 24th Place: $875
25th – 32nd Place: $650
Top Woman Player Bonus:
1st: $1,000
2nd: $500

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.