Date Change for US Open Qualifier at Snookers Billiards (FL)

Snookers Billiards and Tournament Director Dwight Sisson will be hosting a qualifier for the upcoming 2008 US Open 9-Ball Championships scheduled for October 19-25, 2008, at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, Virginia, as a $100,000 added event (with 256 players).  Entry fee for the open is $600, with a $50 late fee after October 12th.  For more information on the event itself, visit

The qualifier that Snookers and Dwight Sisson are offering will be held at Snookers Billiards in Tallahassee, Florida, September 27, 2008.  The date has been changed from the original date of August 30, 2008 due to the holiday weekend and a conflicting event on the same weekend. The pool room is located at 1861 W. Tennessee Street and can be reached at (850) 224-8644.

The specifics for the qualifier are as follows:

-entry $100 (green fees will cover practice after player's meeting as well as tournament)

-this is a one day event, with players meeting and practice Friday night at 11pm - the tournament will begin on Saturday at 11am.

-the qualifier is designed to send four players to the U.S. Open (based on 64 players): 1st to receive an entry to event, five nights hotel stay and travel expenses; 2nd receives entry to event and travel expenses; and 3rd/4th places receive entry to event
-modified single elimination, all rounds races seven both sides with finals to nine - Texas Express rules

Projected Payouts Based on a Field of Sixty-Four Players:
1st $1700
2nd $1000
3rd/4th $600
5th/6th $300
7th/8th $200
9th-12th $100

For more information (or to register in advance) contact Tournament Director Dwight Sisson via email or (850) 510-3103.  Upon receipt of registration information, you will be emailed an address to send your entry payment – once the spot has been paid for, your name will be posted on the active player list, while all others will be listed as alternates until such time as payment is received.

For hotel accommodations, one option is the Collegiate Village Inn ( as they are offering a discounted room rate of $39/night if you mention “U.S. Open Qualifier” when booking at (850) 576-6121.  In order to receive the special rate, you must contact them via phone.