Texas Open Kicks Off One Pocket Event

Dennis Orcollo

The 47th Annual Texas Open kicked off on Wednesday night at Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, Texas  with a who’s who of top players competing in a “race to three” 9-ball mini-tournament. Alex Calderon came out on top of that event, defeating Jeffrey De Luna in the finals. 

The One Pocket event kicks off on Thursday with twenty three competing for over $35,000 in prize money. The crowd favorite is Dennis Orcollo, fresh off his hill-hill win over Shane Van Boening last weekend in their 10-ball challenge match. Van Boening is also competing in this event and the two players could face off again if they win their afternoon matches on Thursday. 

The second and third biggest “crowd favorites”, Tony Chohan and Alex Pagulayan also look to be on a collision course if they can win their afternoon matches. 

Friday’s schedule includes the One Pocket finals at 4pm, with matches in the open 9-ball division kicking off at 10:00 AM. 

Fans can catch all of the action online with Pay Per View coverage provided by Pool Action TV.