US Open ready to begin

Tournament Director Scott Smith and Promoter Barry Behrman

Brackets are drawn for the 28th Annual US Open 9-Ball Championship.

The expected arrival of Huricane Isabel may have kept some of the players away, but there is still a field of 157 players entered into the event.

The field is full of top 9-ball talent including many former champions like Allen Hopkins, David Howard, Earl Strickland, Jimmy Reid, Mike Lebron, Nick Varner, Buddy Hall, Tommy Kennedy, Efren Reyes, Rodney Morris, Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel and Ralf Souquet.

Brackets are online and Mark Whiteside is at the event sending us reports along with pictures from Diana Hoppe.

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe