Rocket Launches Late, Then Soars to Victory in US Open 10-Ball

"Rocket" Rodney Morris has won the US Open 10-Ball Championship in fine style. He came into the finals facing a red-hot Dennis Orcollo who had bounced back from a first round loss to Chris Melling and won eleven straight on the one loss side.

The first half of the match was all Orcollo. He ran rack after rack while Morris cooled in his chair and soon enjoyed a 9-2 lead in the race to 13 games. But then Orcollo suffered a dry break and Morris took over. From that point on Orcollo would only claim one more point while Morris kept racking up win after win. In the end Morris got to the hill at 12-10 and looked good to win easily. Then he dogged the 10 ball and Orcollo faced a shot everyone was certain he would make. But he failed in that attempt and Morris pocketed the 10 for the win.

Now we begin the US Open 8-Ball Championship. As always, follow the action on the AZB live scoring and brackets pages and watch the best matches at