U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Invites WPBA Participation

Monica Webb

The Women's Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) has granted CueSports International (CSI) ‘Recognition Status' for the 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. This designation officially allows WPBA professionals to participate.

The U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship will be held May 17-22, 2010 in the Pro Arena at the Riviera Hotel & Casino immediately following the Party Poker.net World Pool Masters (May 12-16, 2010) and in conjunction with the 34th Annual BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships.

With this recognition, CSI -  the producer of the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship, is able to invite the top names in women's professional pool to compete along the top men from across the U.S and the World.

The top 10 ranked WPBA players have been sent invitations to the $25,000 minimum guaranteed added event: Ga Young Kim, Jasmin Ouschan, Xiaoting Pan, Karen Corr, Kelly Fisher, Allison Fisher, Vivian Villarreal, Gerda Hofstatter, Jeanette Lee and Monica Webb.

In accordance with Billiard Congress of America (BCA) regulations as a recognized point event, the top 20 U.S men on the BCA points list will receive invites to the tournament. By virtue of their finishes at the 2009 NCS 9-Ball and NCS 10-Ball National Championship, the following four players will receive paid entry to the U.S Open 10-Ball event: Jose Parica, Sal Butera, Santos Sambajon, and Shaun Wilkie.

U.S pool rooms and participating regional tours will be hosting U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship qualifiers. A list of qualifier dates and hosting tours and rooms will be listed on the CSI website by January 1, 2010. (www.playcsipool.com)

For more information about the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship please call the CSI office at (702) 719-7665 or email holly@playcsipool.com

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.