NCS 8-Ball Championship Player List Grows

The weekend after Thanksgiving, players in the south and mid-west descended upon Shooters Billiards in Olathe, Kansas and Grady's Pool Hall and Tavern in Lexington, South Carolina to win a spot to the inaugural NCS 8-Ball Championships.

Each player hoped to qualify for the $32,000 national event and a chance to represent the United States in the 2009 WPA World 8-Ball Championship and the following two names have been added to the list: Chip Compton, who won the qualifier at Shooters and Josh Roberts, who qualified at Grady's.

Produced by CueSports International (CSI), the NCS 8-Ball Championship will support up to 64 players. It will be the first of 5 national events in 5 different cue disciplines. The NCS is open to men, women, amateur and professional. In order to compete on the national level, players must win a qualifier spot in poolrooms around the country. The following players have already qualified for the NCS 8-Ball Championship this coming spring in Las Vegas.

Chip Compton
Joey Gray
Mike Banks Jr.
Eddie Little
Brandon Shuff
Matt Clatterbuck
Bobby Begey
Danny Clark
Josh Roberts
John Doherty
Robert Colby

The next set of qualifiers, scheduled December 13-14, 2008, will be at the following locations: Cornfed Reds in Columbus, Ohio (614) 578-4809; Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California (562) 867-7733 and the Jordan Pool Hall in Whitehall, Pennsylvania (484)-554-9397. For exact start times at a specific location please call the host pool room.

In addition to the National Championship Series, CSI also produces the U.S Bar Table Championships at the Sands Reno Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada (Feb. 23-March 1, 2009) which is celebrating its 16th year and the Jay Swanson “Swanee” Memorial (Feb. 7-8, 2009), which is going into its 13th year and hosted at Hollywood Billiards in Hollywood, CA. For a full list of NCS 8-Ball qualifiers visit the CueSports International (CSI) website: or call the CSI office at 702-719-7665.