CSI Confirms Morra, Shaw, Orcollo, and Ko

John Morra (CAN), Jayson Shaw (GBR), Dennis Orcollo (PHI), and Ping-Chung Ko (TPE) have officially confirmed as the final 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 most recent accomplishments.


John Morra (CAN)
2014 Derby City Classic 9-Ball Champion
2013 Canadian Championships Men’s Open 9-Ball & 10-Ball Champion
2012 Derby City Classic 9-Ball Banks Champion
2011 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball Champion
2011 US Bar Table Championships All-Around (2nd place)
Jayson Shaw (GBR)
2014 US Bar Table Championships 10-Ball (3rd place)
2014 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball (4th place)
2013 Empire State 10-Ball Championship Champion
2013 Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball (2nd place)
2013 US Open 9-Ball Championship (3rd place)
2013 US Open 8-Ball Championship (4th place)
Dennis Orcollo (PHI)
2014 Derby City Classic Master of the Table
2014 & 2013 US Open One-Pocket Champion
2014 & 2013 Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Champion
2013 World Cup of Pool Champion
2013 US Bar Table Championships 10-Ball & All-Around Champion
2012 China Open Champion
2012 US Open 10-Ball Champion
Ping-Chung Ko (TPE)
2012 Golden Break 9-Ball Invitational Champion
2011 World Cup of Pool (3rd place)
2010 All Japan Men’s Championship (2nd place)
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
John Morra
Jayson Shaw
Dennis Orcollo
Yu-Hsuan Cheng
Ping-Chung Ko
CSI sent invitations to players 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.