Ten players earn IPT Reno spots

Thomas Engert

Dozens of top players all over the world competed this past weekend for coveted IPT qualifier spots in five events accross the globe. Two winners from each event will have a spot at the next IPT event scheduled September 2-10 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The Reno tournament is worth a total prize amount of $3,000,000 with $500,000 to the first place finisher. Below are the list of names of the individuals who qualified:

Paradise Pool and Billiards, Corpus Christi, Texas
- Rafael Martinez (Mexico)
- James Walden (USA)

Billiard Cafe Skyline, Lamerthein, Germany
- Thomas Engert (Germany)
- Joern Kaplan (Germany)

Broadway Pool Club, Shanghai, China
- Kazua Furuta (Japan)
- Hung Ming Chu (China)

Paradise Pool and Billiards, London, UK
- Tony Drago (Malta)
- Imran Majid (England)

Jillian's Cleveland Flats, Cleveland, Ohio
- Jason Kirkwood (USA)
- Hiroshi Takenaka (Japan)

Qualifiers are scheduled throughout the world every weekend in August. Please click here for the IPT qualifier schedule and further information.