Reno Open Back

Shane Van Boening will be one of the players competing
Reno Open Back

The Reno Open, # 45, returns to Reno tomorrow, Dec. 4th. With $26, 500 in added prize money, pros like Johnny Archer and Shane Van Boening will shoot it out for a top prize of $15,000 at The Sands Regency Casino.

The popular USPPA Pro Am winds up today with the final four wrestling for the lion's share of the $21,600 in total prize money. The prize fund includes $12,000 added by the Sands.

Sponsors of the event include Jacoby Cues, Tonkin Cues, and Simonis Cloth. Based on the USPPA Handicapping System, 158 players who qualified thru out the year shot it out for the total purse starting last Friday. The popular Early Bird Tournament kicked the schedule of events off with 126 players and $3700 plus in prize money locked in the room until Marshall Anonby out of House of Billiards in Sherman Oaks came out with the top prize over $1100.

Total results for both preliminary events will be posted later this week.

The Reno Open, USPPA Pro Am and Early Bird Tournament are United States Pool Players Association Events. The USPPA has no involvement or connection with The U.S. Bar Table Event held in March at the same venue.

There is no required hotel stay to participate in any of the USPPA Events. Furthermore, there is no hotel stay or booking restrictions for players competing in the events in order to share in any of the added money, over $39,000 this year for all three events.

The USPPA expressly prohibits events that require hotel stays or represents money generated by room rebates as “added money”. For those unaware of this practice, a room rebate is a margin generated on every hotel room negotiated by promoters who bring conventions or major events to hotels or convention space. While this is certainly an accepted practice in the hospitality industry, The USPPA feels it is inappropriate to refer to money generated this way as added prize money and does not endorse, sanction or recommend that players attend any events that engage in this practice.

The United States Pool Players Association was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969, by Gene Stary, and should not be confused with the UPA or any other association with a similar acronym.