United States Pool Players Association & Reno Open To Re-Rack at The Peppermill

San Francisco, California – May 10, 2010 - After 27 years and over 45 events, The United States Pool Players Association (USPPA) is pleased to announce the Reno Open will relocate to the fabulous Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada.  The complete schedule of events will take place between November 19th and December 6th, 2010.

Tony Annigoni, President of The USPPA and Principal in Two Cushion Club which will manage the event dubbed The Pacific Rim International Billiard Expo explains, “We thank the Sands Regency for all its support over the years, however, the future for our association and in some ways billiards in America, is with The Peppermill.”  

With a new home and more space, the event menu is expanding.  While the Reno Open and USPPA Pro Am will once again be the main stays, the word International is not merely a title.  “Working with The WPA in 2008 to host the World Juniors and World Wheel Chair tournaments reinforced for me how international the game is and, in some ways, how billiards internationally is in much better shape than in the States.” Annigoni continued. “I was looking for a venue and added formats that would enhance the International presence as well as deliver a playing format that would give American players, who I still feel are the best in the world, ‘For the Cash' a chance to shine.  To that end, we've added a new event, The Simonis Tour Championship which will run conjunctively with the Reno Open.  And as an incentive to encourage participation, we're also adding the Two Cushion Club Poker Challenge.”

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino features 1,635 luxurious rooms and suites, two resort pools, 10 award-winning restaurants, 16 themed bars and lounges including EDGE nightspot and Terrace Lounge, free nightly entertainment in the Casino Cabaret, 24/7 gaming action, headliner entertainment as well as the 43,000 square foot Spa & Salon Toscana and Fitness Center featuring northern Nevada's only Caldarium with indoor pool, sun deck and Secret Garden.

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Further details will be released shortly regarding the entire event schedule.  For information sponsorship, vendor space, advertising or participation as well as any aspect regarding The Pacific Rim Billiard Expo contact Tony Annigoni at ta@twocushionclub.com or at 831-277-0216. For more information on the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino contact Julia Jeffers-Peaua at jjeffers@peppermillreno.com or at 775-689-7114.