Harada Halts Harper for U.S. Open 10-Ball Qualifier Spot

A special one day qualifier for the 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball was held Saturday, March 20 at Butera's Billiards in Moorpark, California. The unique single elimination qualifier was highly competitive as it attracted several top players traveling from the Southern California region towards Reno, Nevada for the U.S. Bar Table Championships.

In the finals, Redondo Beach player Greg Harada, who recently finished 5th-6th at the 14th Jay Swanson Memorial, narrowly beat out pro player Corey Harper to win the paid spot to the $25,000 added U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. The Butera's qualifier is the second in a limited number of qualifiers being held across the U.S. for the inaugural U.S. Open 10-Ball event. The first qualifier, held at Bullshooters in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Desert Classic Tour where Gus Briseno won the paid spot.

U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Qualifiers:

April 3-4, 2010
Pool Sharks
3650 S. Decatur
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 222-1011
$300 Added
Entry: $55
Open: 10 am
Start: 12 noon
Contact: John Kutcher

April 10-11, 2010
Northern Virginia
First Break Café
46970 Community Plaza #200
Sterling, VA
(703) 444-2551
$1000 Added
Entry: $65
Open: 10 am
Start: 12 Noon
Contact: Anthony Luong

April 10-11, 2010
The Golden Fleece
7804 NE Bothell Way
(425) 908-7332
$1000 Added (based on 64 field)
Entry: $50
Open: 9 am
Start: 11 am
Contact: Askar or Sam

April 17-18, 2010
The Wynkoop
(303) 297-2700
1634 18th Street
Denver, CO
Entry: $50
Open: 10 am
Start: 12 Noon

Additionally, the Ozone Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour will award their U.S. Open 10-Ball spot to the tour point leader at the conclusion of its 6th stop of the 2010 season. Visit their website for the tour 2010 schedule at www.predator9balltour.com or contact tour organizer Tony Robles at (917) 202-2750.

For more information about the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship call CueSports International (CSI) at 702-719-7665 or email holly@playcsipool.com.

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial 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.