CSI Confirms Deuel, Hohmann, Kiamco, and Chang

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 23, 2014) – Corey Deuel (USA), Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Warren Kiamco (PHI), and Jung-Lin Chang (TPE) have officially confirmed as four (4) of only sixteen (16) players that will compete in the inaugural CSI Invitationals which will take place July 18-25, 2014 during the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Below are just a few highlights of their recent accomplishments.
Corey Deuel
  • 2014 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball Champion & All-Around Runner-Up
  • 2014 US Open One Pocket (3rd place)
  • 2013 Derby City Classic One Pocket Champion
  • 2013 US Open One Pocket (2nd place)
  • 2011 US Open 10-Ball (3rd place)
  • 2010 Turning Stone Classic Champion
  • 2010 US Open 9-Ball (2nd place)
Thorsten Hohmann
  • 2014 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball (2nd place)
  • 2013 World 9-Ball Champion
  • 2013 & 2011 World 14.1 Champion
  • 2011 World Cup of Pool Champion
  • 2011 Philippines Open Champion
  • 2010 All Japan Men’s Champion


Warren Kiamco

  • 2014 US Bar Table Championships 10-Ball (2nd place)
  • 2013 US Bar Table Championships All-Around (3rd place)
  • 2013 Texas Open Champion
  • 2011 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball Champion
  • 2011 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball (2nd place)
  • 2011 US Bar Table Championships All-Around Champion

Jung-Lin Chang

  • 2013 All Japan Men’s Championship (2nd place)
  • 2013 World Games (2nd place)
  • 2013 World Pool Masters (3rd place)
  • 2013 & 2010 World Cup of Pool (3rd place)
  • 2012 World 8-Ball Champion
  • 2012 All Japan Men’s Champion
Each CSI Invitational event (10-Ball & 8-Ball) will be $16,000 added ($32,000 total) and feature 16 of the world’s best players to compete in a round robin format (four groups of four). Each group will consist of a North American, European, Filipino, and Asian player with the top finisher from each group advancing to a single elimination bracket. In each event, every player will receive prize money with first place winning $8,000. Players announced thus far include:

North America

1. Mike Dechaine
2 .Shane Van Boening
3. Corey Deuel
4. ???



1. Darren Appleton
2. Ralf Souquet
3. Thorsten Hohmann
4. ???



1. Francisco Bustamante
2. Efren Reyes
3. Warren Kiamco
4. ???



1. Pin-Yi Ko
2. Yu-Hsuan Chen
3. Jung-Lin Chang
4. ???

CSI has sent invitations to players selected not only for their proven skills and accomplishments, but also for the respect and dignity they display as professional pool players. For at least one hour per day during these events, they will provide free lessons, demonstrations, autographs, etc. for the BCAPL & USAPL amateur players. Additional player announcements will be made as they confirm.
CSI is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 9 years CSI has directly paid out $9,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.