The Rocket Wins 5th Andy Cloth Wyoming Open Title

Rodney Morris
Hawaiian born Rodney Morris showed his dominance in Wyoming once more as he claimed another WY title winning the Masters 10-Ball division once again defeating fellow US Open champion Corey Deuel in the finals. The full field of 32 pro class and semi-pro class players competed in a single elimination format which were to be the first of 3 pro open events. In it's 9th straight year, the 2016 Wyoming Open is a 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza taking place on April 1-3, 2016.  The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth with local partners include Duke's Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware. In addition, the livestream table will be Rasson Billiards premiere in the Rocky Mountains.
Deuel looked hot as he defeated USA #1 Shane Van Boening en route to the finals and also defeated Marc Vidal, who in turn eliminated India's Raj Hundal. Morris also had a tough road having to defeat 4x World Champion Johnny Archer.
In the end, Morris was too strong for Deuel and Corey had to settle for 2nd place. Deuel also finished runner-up in 2 events at last year's Wyoming Open.
There are still 2 pro events left in the Saratoga and 8-Ball Masters.
"It's great to see all the fields including the Master's divisions all filled. I'm most pleased with the Expert division that we started 2 years ago doubling in size now. That division didn't exist before, but now we created a successful model for the players that are very advanced, but not yet ready for the pros and semi-pros", said Mayor Ed Glode who has organized the event for 9 straight years. 
The Wyoming Open is organized and promoted by Shively Hardware & Dragon Promotions.