US Open field full

The 2005 US Open 9-Ball Championships are now full.

A complete list of the 256 confirmed players can be found at here.

All hope is not lost for the procrastinating hopefuls though. An alternate application can be found here for players who want to be placed on the waiting list.

If you can't make it to the Open but still want to watch the best pool players in the world do battle, all feature matches in the Cuetec Cue Arena at the Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA will be available for live online viewing beginning September 18th and continuing through the final championship match on Sunday, September 25.

Register now at to see the 2005 U S Open 9-Ball live on your computer.

In other US Open news: Google, the world's most popular web property and search engine is now hosting Billiard Club Network TV programming for its new Google Video portal.

Currently, select tournament matches from the 2004 U S Open 9-Ball Championship are available for viewing at Google Video. A simple Google video player download is necessary to view the matches. The viewing experience is free. Within the next month, BCn will be uploading programs from other events including the Derby City Classic and the Glass City Open.

“Getting mass distribution of our programming is very important for the sponsors of the events and the overall growth of the network,” says Rob Sykora, BCn president. “Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Since we are the rights holder of the programming we have great flexibility in its distribution. We will continue posting TV programming and tournament matches on their system for worldwide viewing. These shows are the same broadcast format seen on our cable TV affiliates, who are airing now and will continue through 2006.”

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. The Google Video mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google Video lets you search a growing archive of televised content -- everything from sports programs like Billiard Club television to dinosaur documentaries to news programs. In addition to televised content, Google also hosts video from anyone who wants to upload content.

For more information, visit Billiard Club Network or Google Video online.