CSI Preps for 2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and Adds 12th U.S. Open One Pocket to May Riviera Roster

Las Vegas becomes Mecca to top amateur and professional players worldwide every spring when CueSports International (CSI) moves into the Riviera Hotel & Casino Convention Center.  Each May CSI produces a unique mix of the high octane amateur competition, with the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships, alongside equally exciting pro level events.

In 2011, the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship enters its 2nd year at the Riviera May 16-21. The $25,000 added 10-Ball event will be limited to 96 players and preceded by the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship.

The U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship is a Billiard Congress of America (BCA) points event and recognized by the WPBA. In accordance, CSI will hold an invite spot for the top 20 U.S. men and top 10 WPBA players. The invitee's spots will be guaranteed till March 18, 2011. The 30 invite letters will be sent out December 22-24, 2010. Any invite spots that are either declined or entry has not been paid by the March 18th deadline will revert to an open spot. 

The remaining 66 U.S. Open 10-Ball spots will include approximately 6-10 qualifiers. The qualifier's locations and dates will start to be posted on the CSI and BCAPL sites by Mid-January.

Prior to the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship, CSI will hold the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship May 13-15 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. With $10,000 minimum added and a field size limited to 32 players, it is anticipated to attract some of the best one pocket players in the world. CSI will also be working with other producers and host rooms around the U.S. to schedule a limited number of qualifier spots.

Further information about the 2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship can be viewed on the CSI (www.playcsipool.com) and BCAPL (www.playbca.com) websites by mid-December. The qualifiers will be listed on the sites by mid-January.

CSI will be taking online registration for all CSI / BCAPL / USAPL events starting in January 2011. Players will be able to pay their entry for CSI / BCAPL and USAPL events using their Visa or MasterCard.

For the best rates at the Riviera in May read the following information:

Stay, play, and win all under one roof at the 35th BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships. The Riviera has lowered their room rates for the BCAPL 2011 nationals. To receive these great new rates, you must book 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

$60 Per Night / 8 Night Minimum: This special tournament rate is available until the normal reservation cutoff date (04/12/11), or until group room nights begin to sell out. To qualify: must book and pay the entire 8+ nights (non-refundable) and CALL the Riviera Reservation line: 800-634-6753. Group Code: BCAPCPP.

$70 Per Night / Any number of nights less than 8 / Must Be Booked By January 31, 2011: A great early bird special for everybody who may not be there 8 nights but plan early and like to save money.

$80 Per Night / Any number of nights less than 8 / Booked after January 31, 2011: For all who make their reservation after January 31st and who are not planning to stay 8 nights or more.

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.