NCS Qualifiers Momentum Grows and More Players Soon Head to Vegas

The National Championship Series (NCS) 8-ball qualifiers are continuing to gather momentum. Two rooms this past weekend each hosted double qualifiers, Rack ‘Em Billiards in Aurora, Colorado and Golden Fleece Billiards in Kenmore, Washington.

Rack ‘Em Billiards is a hotbed of league and tournament play in the Denver metro area. Twenty-two players traveled to secure the two NCS 8-ball spots in the $1000 added event. Bobby Begey and Danny Clark prevailed and will move on to the NCS 8-Ball Championship and a chance to compete in the WPA World 8-Ball Championship.

In Kenmore, Washington, a flood of players turned out for the qualifier at Golden Fleece Billiards. The turnout was so tremendous the owners had to close the field with 64 players and still had 40 players on the waiting list. Those players will be immediately included in another qualifier scheduled at Golden Fleece Billiards January 10-11, 2009. The room owners will not close the field during that event. The tournament included players such as Tyler Edey and Dan Louie and produced some strong matches, however at the end of the day it was John Doherty and Robert Colby who will move on to the national event.

The next group of qualifiers are scheduled November 29-30 include: Shooters Billiards in Olathe, Kansas; The Art of Billiards in Gainesville, Florida; and Grady's Pool Hall and Tavern owned by One Pocket Hall of Fame member Grady Mathews located in Lexington, South Carolina.

For more details about all NCS qualifiers, please visit the NCS calendar at or contact the CueSports International office at 702-719-7665.

CueSports International (CSI) is the parent company of the BCA Pool Leagues (BCAPL), the NCS and produces the U.S. Bar Table Championships and the Jay Swanson Memorial.