(Saratoga, Wyoming) The mega pool stars return to the 9th Andy Cloth Wyoming Open! 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, Saratoga, and the Wyoming State Junior Championships will be the disciplines to master at the 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza taking place on April 1-3, 2016.
Arguably the greatest pool player on earth. Shane Van Boening returns and is a former 2x winner. Joining him are Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel, Oscar Dominguez, trickshot world champion Mike Massey, reigning Wyoming Open 8-Ball champion Marc Vidal, and 4 times Wyoming Champion Rodney Morris!
It is widely considered to be the most anticipated tournament that players in this part of America looks forward to each year. Event promoter Mayor Ed J. Glode manages to bring players of all levels nationwide to Saratoga.
The event is co-promoted by Dragon Promotions and is renown to be the biggest pro/Amateur pool event in the surrounding states drawing over 150 players. From beginner, intermediate, expert and pro/open level tournaments will all be available .
The Wyoming Open is kicking in $10,000 this year to the entry fees to sweeten the purse with nearly $30,000 to be paid in cash prizes.
The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth with local partners include Duke’s Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware. In addition, the livestream table will be Rasson Billiards premiere in the Rocky Mountains.
“The Wyoming Open is a life event that every pool enthusiast should enjoy at least once. Some of the best players in the world are here. The town absolutely loves having players here and are very welcoming. The venue is the Platte Valley Community Center, a beautiful facility” says Mayor Ed J. Glode , the WyomingOpen Founder & Promoter. “In fact, the event draws so many people into town that our biggest hurdle is lodging, otherwise we could have a lot more players. But we are getting more efficient and coming up with more events. Watch out for a second weekend and a team event for 2017.”
“There’s no question that this is the biggest, most prestigious, and anticipated billiard event in the surrounding 6 states. People get really excited when the event nears because we have so many great things happening over the 3-day weekend. And it’s the only opportunity to see the best players in the world”, said Monte Thayer, Tournament Director for the Wyoming Open.