CueSports International, Henderson, NV
The 2016 US Open 8-Ball Championships became a Dakotas Duel Monday when Shane Van Boening, ‘The South Dakota Kid’ met Rory Hendrickson, of Fargo, N.D., in the finals of the prestigious tournament.
The men have known each other for years, and the mutual respect was apparent as the match got underway with a handshake and smiles before the lag.
Then things got serious on the table as Van Boening and Hendrickson, the house professional at Fargo Billiards, went to work.
Van Boening is undisputedly one of the best players in the U.S. and, therefore, expected to grind through a tough field to make it to the finals of a tournament. But after losing in the first round, 7-9, to Taylor Anderson, Van Boening had to take the long road to the finals. He posted wins over: Steve Register, 9-2; Kyle Pepin, 9-1; Greg Harada Jr., 9-4; Chris McDaniel, 9-5; Shane McMinn, 9-5; Thorsten Hohmann, 9-6; Francisco Bustamante, 9-8; Amar Kang, 9-8; Josh Roberts, 9-6; and Jesse Bowman, 9-4.
Hendrickson, on the other hand, was a long shot to make it into the final’s arena of the 63-player field. In his path through the right side of the bracket, Hendrickson, of Fargo, N.D., beat: Kelli Chuberko, 9-4; Hunter Lombardo, 9-6; Brandon Shuff, 9-6; Thorsten Hohmann, 9-8; and Josh Roberts, 9-5; and Jesse Bowman, 9-8.
The US Open 8-Ball Championship is a true open tournament. Any player willing to put up the entry fee is allowed to play and the championships traditionally attract the top players in the world. The tournament is being played with Cyclop balls on 7-foot Diamond tables covered with Simonis Cloth.
2016美國公開賽8號球項目爭奪於昨晚落下帷幕，決賽上演了一場南、北達科他州對決戰，最終剛剛拿下10號球項目冠軍的Shane Van Boening再接再厲，9-6力克Rory Hendrickson，包攬本次美國公開賽8球及10球雙項桂冠，這也是其07年以來斬獲的個人第9座美國公開賽冠軍獎杯。
美國8號球公開賽是一個相當開放的賽事，任何球員只要交了報名費均可參加。比賽用球為Cyclop賽樂普，球台為Diamond 鑽石7尺台，球布則採用的是Simonis 西蒙尼斯。
出現在決賽場上的Van Boening與Hendrickson分別來自美國的南達科他州和北達科他州，彼此熟知多年。在此前進行的比賽中，Van Boening首場比賽7:9負於Taylor Anderson跌入敗部，開始漫長的突圍之旅，他接連擊敗Steve Register (9:2)、Kyle Pepin (9:1)、Greg Harada Jr. (9:4)、Chris McDaniel (9:5)、Shane McMinn (9:5)、Thorsten Hohmann (9:6)、Francisco Bustamante (9:8)、Amar Kang (9:8)、Josh Roberts (9:6)、Jesse Bowman (9:4) 闖入決賽。而Hendrickson則先後擊敗了Kelli Chuberko、Hunter Lombardo、Brandon Shuff、Thorsten Hohmann、Josh Roberts以及Jesse Bowman與Van Boening會師決賽。最終，Van Boening 9-6力克亨Hendrickson，斬獲個人第9座美國公開賽冠軍獎杯。(master)
The final standings in the tournament were 前16名:
- Shane Van Boening, South Dakota
- Rory Hendrickson, North Dakota
- Jesse Bowman, Illinois
- Josh Roberts, South Carolina
- Mike Dechaine, Waterville, Maine
- Amar Kang, California
- Francisco Bustamante, California
- Brandon Shuff, North Carolina
- Corey Deuel, California
- Vilmos Foldes, California
- Thorsten Hohmann, Florida
- Rodney Morris, California
- Oscar Dominguez, California
- Shane McMinn, Tennessee
- Richie Orem, Alaska
- John Schmidt, California
The 2016 US Open 8-Ball & 10-Ball Championships were held in conjunction with the 40th BCAPL National Championships, which is taking place through July 30 at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The event features more than 5,000 amateur players representing 47 states, nine Canadian provinces and 11 countries, competing in approximately 40 divisions, on 300 Diamond pool tables. The annual tournament will also include about 50 exhibitors. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is the official host venue. Other sponsors include Viking, Kamui, Omega Billiards, Cyclop, Diamond, Simonis, and Predator.
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CUTLINE: Shane Van Boening of South Dakota won both the 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship and the 2016 US Open 8-Ball Championship, which were held over the past week at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Van Boening beat Rory Hendrickson, of North Dakota, in the finals of the US Open 8-Ball Championship Monday.
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