Faircloth, Cutler and Antonakos Vegas Bound

This past weekend King Street Billiards in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Comet Billiards in Parsippany, New Jersey hosted National Championship Series (NCS) 8-Ball qualifiers. Three additional players will be moving on to compete in the NCS 8-Ball Championship at the Golden Nugget February 13-15 in Las Vegas.

Jim Faircloth won the qualifier at King Street Billiards and Greg Antonakos and Redgie Cutler won the qualifier spots at Comet Billiards. Faircloth is a regular on the Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour and Antonakos and Cutler both play on the Joss North East Tour and the Predator 9-Ball Tour.

The NCS 8-Ball Championship is open to men, women, amateur and professional players and with a max field of 64 players will have a prize fund of $32,000 and the winner will win a spot to represent the United States at the WPA World 8-Ball Championship which is scheduled April 5-11 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

Seven NCS qualifiers are scheduled for this coming weekend, January 10-11 in the following locations: The Rack in Livonia, MI; Casper Billiards in San Leon, TX; The Pool Room in Duluth, GA; Hawaiian Brian's in Honolulu, HI (This event is also the Aloha State 8-Ball Championship); Pool Sharks in Las Vegas, NV; Champions Billiard Sports Café in Arlington, VA; and Butera's in Moorpark, CA.

For more information about the NCS and the NCS 8-Ball qualifiers call 702-719-7665 or visit the CueSports International website at www.playcsipool.com . A complete calendar of events is listed under the events tab on the home page.

CueSports International, in addition to the NCS, is the parent company of the BCA Pool Leagues and produces the U.S Bar Table Championship scheduled February 23 – March 1 at the Sands Reno Hotel and Casino and the Jay Swanson “Swanee” Memorial Tournament scheduled February 7-8 at Hollywood Billiards in Hollywood, CA.