Top players set to battle for US Open 10-Ball Championship title

Thorsten Hohmann, Rodney Morris, Shane Van Boening, and the legendary Francisco Bustamante are just a few of the top professional players who will compete at the US Open 10-Ball Championships July 17-19 at Griff’s in Las Vegas. 
Van Boening, the defending US Open 10-Ball Champion, is currently the top earning American pool player and is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He is a former US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Champion who also holds multiple US Open 9-Ball titles. He likely isn’t planning to leave empty handed.
Morris, of Lincoln, Calif., is always an exciting crowd favorite who has a resume loaded with championship titles. He is a former US Open 10-Ball Champion, winning the title in 2013, and returns this year with hopes of adding another cup to his collection.
Bustamante, of the Philippines, has been a champion on the world stage for nearly three decades. He would love to add the US Open 10-Ball Champion title to his long list of accomplishments.
The 2017 US Open 10-Ball Championship will be played July 17-19 at Griff’s, the beautiful new pool room opened by Mark Griffin last October, at 3650 South Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas. It will be followed by the US Open 8-Ball Championships July 29-31.
The US Open 10-Ball and 8-Ball Championships are true open tournaments. Any player willing to enter is allowed to play and they traditionally attract the top players in the world. This year’s field includes players from the U.S., Australian, the U.K., Poland, Kuwait, New Zealand, Estonia, Canada, Austria, Bangladesh, Greece, Germany, Philippines and Finland.
The tournaments are played with Cyclop balls on 9-foot Diamond tables covered with Simonis Cloth. The US Open 10-Ball format is race to 9, double elimination and the US Open 8-Ball format is race to 8, double elimination. The finals in the US Open 10-Ball will be a single race to 11 and the finals of the US Open 8-Ball is a single race to 10.
The 2017 US Open 10-Ball & 8-Ball Championships are being held in conjunction with the 41th BCAPL National Championships, July 19-29 at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The event will feature more than 5,000 amateur players representing 47 states, nine Canadian provinces and 11 countries, competing in approximately 40 divisions, on nearly 300 Diamond pool tables. The annual tournament will also include about 50 exhibitors.
The sponsors for the US Open 10-Ball and 8-Ball Championships are Predator, Omega Billiards, Cyclop, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and Simonis.
General admission is $10 per person per day, and spectators receive $10 in coupons good for food, drinks or table time at Griff’s. The entire event will be streamed live. For live-streaming information, visit
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