West to East Additional Players Qualify for NCS 8-Ball Championship

World Cup Billiards Owner Han Choi, Shannon Daulton, Mike Davis and Keith Rampey TD

The NCS 8-Ball Championship at the Golden Nugget is only a month away and players around the country are working towards securing their spot among the 64 maximum player field. January 17-18 six pool rooms around the country hosted qualifiers to the inaugural national event: World Cup Billiards in Greenville, SC; Bullshooters in Phoenix, AZ; Rack ‘Em Billiards, Aurora, CO; Hard Times Billiards, Sacramento, CA; Golden Fleece Billiards, Kenmore, WA and Red Shoes Billiards, Alsip, IL.

With over 150 players participating at the six host rooms the following 14 players advance to the NCS 8-Ball Championship February 13-15 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas:

Tommy Tokoph
Nick Tafoya
Shannon Daulton
Mike Williams
Ike Runnels
Marty Turpin
Mike Davis
Austin Murphy
Trevor Smith
Mitch Ellerman
Renato Camantigve
Bobby Hunter
Sean Lewis
Josh Smith

There are few opportunities remaining to qualify for NCS 8-Ball Championship. The following rooms will be hosting qualifiers in the last weekends leading to the NCS 8-Ball Championship:

Jan. 31: Diamond Billiards, Cape Coral, FL contact James Oswald at 239-573-7665; Pool Sharks, Las Vegas, NV contact John Kutcher at 702-339-1554; The Wynkoop, Denver, CO contact Melissa Little at 720-296-5395.

Feb. 7: Fat's Billiards, Derby, CT contact Michael Pierce 203-734-7713; Mickey's, Henderson, NV contact Shawn Gresser 702-361-2060; Classic Billiards, Portland, OR contact Paul Schorzman 503-761-2622.

The NCS is sponsored by Diamond Billiard Products, Inc; Aramith Belgian Billiard Balls and the DELTA-13 Rack. For more information about CueSports International or the NCS please visit their website at www.playcsipool.com or call (702) 719-7665. CueSports International is the parent company of the BCA Pool Leagues, the NCS and produces the Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament (February 7-8 at Hollywood Billiards, Hollywood, CA) and the U.S. Bar Table Championships (February 23 – March 1 at the Sands Hotels and Casino in Reno, NV).