Category Archives of : Independent Tournaments – US Open Championships

Van Boening Eclipses Alcano, Claims 32nd U.S. Open Title


Van Boening Eclipses Alcano, Claims 32nd U.S. Open Title 13-10 finals victory clinches 9-ball’s most coveted crown for the pride of South Dakota by Paul Berg, Inside POOL Magazine Staff The journey literally began Sunday night, but in Shane Van Boening’s heart as an American pool player, tonight ends a quest that probably began as […]

Van Boening and Mekari reach U.S. Open Winners


Van Boening and Mekari reach U.S. Open Winners’ Finale Four remain for final day of play; Alcano and Souquet seek another shot By Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff With the last match of play on day six of the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships concluding shortly after 4:30 AM here in Chesapeake, VA, four male billiard […]

Sixteen Shoot on at U.S. Open


Sixteen Shoot on at U.S. Open Undefeated ranks trimmed to eight; B-siders Immonen and Gallego win eight straight by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff Seeking a fifth consecutive victory without a loss at the 32nd U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships, 16 of the world’s very best billiard players went to ground this afternoon. Eight are still […]

U.S. Open Winners


U.S. Open Winners’ Bracket Halved to 16, Filipino Contingent Still Strong Late Night Ahead for One-Loss Hopefuls in Chesapeake by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff Deservedly under the television lights during both Billiard Club Network live matches, top 9-ballers from The Republic of the Philippines stole the show tonight at the 32nd U.S. Open 9-Ball […]

Amidst One-Loss Paydays at the Open, Tradition and Tragedy Transpire


Amidst One-Loss Paydays at the Open, Tradition and Tragedy Transpire Title defense ends against local standout, past champions persevere on one-loss side by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff At a buffet during the dinner break this evening for fans to mingle with past U.S. Open champions, 2006 winner John Schmidt was obliged to say his […]

Alcano Erupts, Schmidt Stymied in Third-Round U.S. Open Play


Alcano Erupts, Schmidt Stymied in Third-Round U.S. Open Play Other favorites tested, few fail by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff From one reigning champion to another, there was a world of difference on this Wednesday night at the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. Current world champ Ronato Alcano allowed Chris Bartram fewer opportunities than could be […]

Grinders Galore Trek Through One-Loss Charts at Grueling U.S. Open


Grinders Galore Trek Through One-Loss Charts at Grueling U.S. Open 128 players still in action; third round of unbeaten play set for tonight by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff Roughly half the original field of 233 billiard players will wait for next year for another chance at the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. With an early […]

U.S. Open Second Round Hosts Hill-Hill Thrillers and Dominant Displays


U.S. Open Second Round Hosts Hill-Hill Thrillers and Dominant Displays Second round unbeaten play concludes, the long trek for one-loss players commences With a mock-javelin toss of his cue before handling positional difficulties from the 8 ball to an 11-10 victory-clinching 9 ball over Marc Vidal, 1994 U.S. Open 9-Ball champion Efren Reyes thrilled the […]

Second Round Play Informs Speculation on 32nd U.S. Open Favorites


Second Round Play Informs Speculation on 32nd U.S. Open Favorites Some past champions dominate, others stumble in Chesapeake by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff In a smaller room adjacent to the spacious arena for 9-ball play at the Chesapeake Conference Center, during the dinner break a buffet will be served for avid fans to mix […]

Big Guns Blast at U.S. Open Billiards Tournament


Big Guns Blast at U.S. Open Billiards Tournament Climax of U.S. Open first round features blistering blowouts and exciting upsets by Paul Berg, InsidePOOL Magazine Staff It wouldn’t be the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships if there were only one clear favorite. In two rounds of play packed with the world’s most elite players, there was […]