6th Annual Wyoming Open Draws the Stars


The tournament that western and mid-western players look forward to year around is back! Event organizer E.J. Glode is bringing players of all levels nationwide to Saratoga once more for the 6th Annual Wyoming Open on March 29th-31st, 2013. The event is co-promoted by Dragon Promotions and is renown to be the biggest and best pool event in the state drawing over 150 players in different divisions. From beginner, intermediate, and even pro/open level tournaments will all be available . The event kicks in $8400 added and every year pays out $25,000 in total cash prizes. This year a "hard luck" 9-Ball is being added on Sunday for players knocked out with the Wyoming Open adding $500 to ease the pain. The event is sponsored by Asia's #1 pro cloth Andy Cloth and Master Chalk. Local partners are Duke's Bar & Grill and Riviera Lodge and all events coordinated by Shively Hardware.  

“When I was younger, it was so special to get to meet and play pool with the best players in the world.  Now we provide that experience right here in Saratoga, Wyoming.  The best pool players in the region have a way to compete heads up for real money against World Champions!” " says E.J. Glode , Wyoming Open Founder & Promoter.

The Wyoming Open this year is drawing the best field ever in the Masters Division with USA #1 "South Dakota Kid" Shane Van Boening returning as well as Defending Champion Rodney "Rocket" Morris and former champion "Korean Dragon" Charlie Williams. India's Raj "Hit Man" Hundal will be back along with top South Carolina pro Stevie "The Blade" Moore. Local Colorado sharp shooter Marc "Spain"  Vidal will be returning with his straight shooting wife Samm Vidal. Many more players from Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and all over Wyoming will be attending the most fun event of the year in the Rocky Mountains.

The Wyoming Open isn't just for the pro and open players. There is a $500 added Sportsman Division for novices and a $1500 added Classic Division for intermediate level players. For more info and to follow the WY Open goto www.facebook.com/wyomingopen

Past champions of the event include some stellar names :

2008 Damian Pongpanik
2009 Shane Van Boening
2011 Charlie Williams
2012 Rodney Morris 

"It's not just the regional players that greatly anticipate this event each year, but the top name pros that have attended really look forward to coming here. The atmosphere is so positive and the town so supportive and friendly. Great pool, great food, great fun. That's why I keep coming back ", said Charlie Williams from Florida, past Wyoming Open Champion and Dragon Promotions Founder.

The event is majorly supported by the town's own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke's Bar & Grill, Valley Foods, Riviera Lodge, Carbon County, and Shively Hardware.

For more info or to play in the Wyoming Open contact wyomingopen@gmail.com or call 307-329-8924