2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Qualifiers Announced

The 3rd U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship will be held May 16-21, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. Produced by CueSports International (CSI), the $25,000 added event will again be held alongside the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships and live streamed by The Action Report (TAR).

The U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship is one of a select group of high level U.S. tournaments where players earn points towards the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) pro point ranking list. The CSI coed 10-Ball event has a 96 player limited field and is also officially recognized by the Women's Pro Billiard Association (WPBA).

As a BCA point and WPBA recognized event, the top 20 U.S. ranked male players and the top 10 WPBA ranked players were emailed invites in early January. Any declined or un-registered invite spots will convert to open spots after March 1st. In addition to the invite and open spots, nine qualifiers have been scheduled. One paid entry valued at $550 is included in the payout of each qualifier. Should the winner of a qualifier not be able to accept their spot, it will be offered to the next person in line from that particular qualifier event.

In addition to the eight qualifier tournaments listed below, one spot has been allocated to the Predator 9-Ball Tour. The point leader of the tour pro/open division, after the first 5 stops, will win that qualifier spot. For more information about the Predator 9-Ball Tour contact Tony Robles at tonyroblesnyc@aol.com.

The below listed qualifiers are open to all players. For more information or to register for the below listed events, contact the person listed for that specific tournament.

2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Qualifiers (In order by date)

March 19-20, 2011
Bigtyme Billiards
100 Cypresswood
Spring, Texas
Added: $1000 w. 32 players
Entry: $60 (incl. $10 green fee)
Room Opens: 11 am
First Round Starts: 1 pm
Contact / TD: Brent Thomas
Phone: (832) 725-9750

March 25-27, 2011
3rd Bill Ganne Memorial
Sharks Club
125 Spruce Grove
Alberta AB T7X 4G2
Added: Entry, RT Airfare to Las Vegas
& accomodation at the Riviera
Entry: $125 (incl. $25 green fee)
Room Opens: 9 am
First Round Starts: 10 am
TD: Wayne Nagel
Contact: Pat Ringham
Phone: (780) 818-0110

March 26-27, 2011
11236 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33635
Added: $500 w. 32 players / $1000 w. full 64 field
Entry: $65 (incl. $15 green fee)
Room Opens: 11 am
First Round Starts: 12 noon
Contact: Jose Del Rio (727) 510-2849
Or Wes Burden (813) 416-2255

April 2, 2011
Red Shoes Billiards
12009 S. Pulaski Rd.
Alsip, IL 60803
Added: $250 w. max 16 player field
Entry: $75 (incl. green fee)
Room Opens: 10 am
First Round Starts: 12 noon
Contact: John Lavin
Phone: (708) 388-3700

April 9-10, 2011
Pool Sharks
3650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Added: $500 Guaranteed / $1000 w. 48 players
Entry: $60 (incl. $10 green fee)
Room Opens: 10 am
First Round Starts: 11 am
Contact: John Kutcher
Phone: (702) 222-1011

April 9-10, 2011
1634 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Added: TBA
Entry: TBA
Room Opens: TBA
First Round Starts: TBA
Phone: (303) 297-2700
Or (720) 296-5395

April 16-17, 2011
476 West Los Angeles Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
Added: $500 w. 32 players
Entry: $60 (incl. $10 green fee)
Room Opens: 11 am
First Round Starts: 12 noon
Contact: Sal Butera
Phone: (805) 523-3088

April 30 – May 1, 2011
Golden Fleece
7804 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA 98028
Added: $500 Guaranteed / $1000 w. full 64 field
Entry: $50 (incl. green fee)
Room Opens: 9 am (incl. breakfast)
First Round Starts: 11 am
Contact: Askar
Phone: (206) 941-7631
or (425) 908-7332

For more information about the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship or other CSI and BCAPL events contact Holly Ryan at holly@playcsipool.com or visit www.playbca.com.

In 2011 the host venue, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is offering great new lower rates starting at $60 per night. Reservations must be booked through the BCAPL online Riviera booking link or call the Riviera toll-free number (800) 634-6753 Group Code BCAPCPP. Go to: BOOK MY ROOM AT THE RIV

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the U.S. Open One Pocket Championship 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.