Qualifiers Scheduled for 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship

CueSports International (CSI) is producing the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV on May 13-15. The $10,000 added three day event will be held immediately prior to the 3rd U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and alongside the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships.

The game of One Pocket is often compared to chess. To play well it requires a keen sense of both offensive and defensive strategy. To be the best, a player must have the precision of a diamond cutter with their cue ball control and the patience of a long distance runner.

It is anticipated that some of the best known talents in One Pocket will be participating in the event. With a limited 48 player field a list of former One Pocket champions were emailed invites in early January. Any declined or un-registered invite spots will convert to open spots after March 1st. In addition to the invite and open spots, four qualifiers have been scheduled.

One paid entry (valued at $340) is included in the payout of each qualifier. Should the winner of a qualifier not be able to accept their spot, it will be offered to the next person in line from that particular qualifier event.

For more information or register for the below listed qualifiers, contact the person listed for that specific tournament.

2011 U.S. Open one Pocket Qualifiers

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2011
The Casper Classic
Casper Billiards
137 21st Street
Dickinson, TX
Added: $5,000
Entry: $200 (incl $25 green fee)
Limited to 64 players
Meeting/ Auction: 12 noon, Friday Feb. 5th
Player Lunch & Dinner Specials
Phone: (281) 508-3284

April 2, 2011
Hard Times Billiards
5536 Garfield Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
Added: $300 + the Spot
Entry: $20
Room Opens: 12 noon
First Round Starts: 1 pm
Contact: Tom Suarez
Phone: (916) 205-1144

April 16-17, 2011
Golden Fleece
7804 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA 98028
Added: $500
Entry: $60 (incl. green fee)
Room Opens: 9 am (incl. breakfast)
First Round Starts: 11 am
Contact: Askar
Phone: (206) 941-7631
or (425) 908-7332

April 30, 2011
Red Shoes Billiards
12009 S. Pulaski Rd.
Alsip, IL 60803
Added: $250 w. max 16 player field
Entry: $75 (incl. green fee)
Room Opens: 10 am
First Round Starts: 12 noon
Contact: John Lavin
Phone: (708) 388-3700

For more information about the U.S. Open One Pocket Championship or other CSI and BCAPL events contact Holly Ryan at holly@playcsipool.com or visit www.playbca.com.

In 2011 the host venue, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is offering great new lower rates starting at $60 per night. Reservations must be booked through the BCAPL online Riviera booking link or call the Riviera toll-free number (800) 634-6753 Group Code BCAPCPP. Go to: BOOK MY ROOM AT THE RIV

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