LIVE US Open 9-Ball Pay-Per-View To Benefit Red Cross Katrina Relief

Billiard Club Network is pleased to announce the live webcasting of the 2005 U S Open 9-Ball Championship. All TV matches in the Cuetec Arena at the Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA will be available for live online viewing beginning September 18th and continuing through the final match on Sunday, September 25. $5 from each Pay-Per-View purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort on behalf of the viewers and event sponsors. The cost of the weeklong PPV will be only $14.95. Viewers who purchase the event will also have 14 days after the tournament to watch all matches as archived programs.

"Hopefully we can make an impact," says Rob Sykora, BCn president. "It's a unbelievable situation in the Gulf Region and we feel obligated to do something. I wish we could do more for all those effected by this catastrophe. On behalf of our sponsors, we thank you for your support. If you can't watch the event online, please find some way to support the Red Cross."

To help promote the effort, BCn is now featuring tournament matches from the 2004 U S Open 9-Ball Championship, for free viewing online at

Over the next two weeks BCn will be posting all 13 features matches as Free-Per-View (FPV). Viewers can visit and click on the link on the front page to watch. Registration is not required at this time, just click and watch.

The live PPV will begin Sunday, September 18 with a Ring Game, organized by US Open promoter Barry Behrman. Six former U S Open Champions will play "Ring 10-Ball." At this time, three former champions have confirmed participation, they are Corey Deuel, Efren Reyes and Rodney Morris. The field of six is limited to former U S Open Champions only.

The 2004 and 2005 U S Open sponsors are making all online programming and TV production possible. Please express your appreciation by supporting the following fine companies. Cuetec Cues, Scorpion Cues, BCA Pool Leagues, The Spider Laser Training Aid, Chalk-Off Pool Table Cleaner, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Sardo Rack, Accu-Stats Video , Q-Master Billiards of Virginia Beach, The City of Chesapeake, VA,, Billiard HQ, Silver Cup Chalk and GCO/Stone Mountain Carpet Outlets.

For more information, please contact BCn at 314-631-6500 or visit