“Don’t Wait Too Long”
With four months to go, you would think that you have plenty of time to make arrangements for this year’s U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. Well, don’t think that way!
Last year, the tournament field was filled at 128 with a long waiting list.
Last year, the choice seating was sold out.
Last year, on some days, the hotel room reservations were completely booked.
Does that tell you anything?
This year’s event, in honor of the late Barry Behrman, may be the best U.S. Open ever. Barry gave the reins to Pat Fleming of Accu-Stats and his job will be to live up to Barry Behrman’s dream
Last year, 128 players competed, many from around the world. Because of a long waiting list, the field has been increased to 160 players. The $75,000 in added money qualifies it as a “Tier 2” event sanctioned by the WPA. Over $200,000 in prize money is at stake with $50,000 going to the winner while paying down to 48th place which will pay $2,000.
From October 16-22, 2016, The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel will be bending over backwards to accommodate us. They loved the U.S. Open and want us back for years to come. This wonderful host site is offering us extremely low room rates, especially for being in the heart of Norfolk. The hotel staff, as well as the City of Norfolk, will do everything they can to make you feel welcome.
For tickets to the annual BCA Hall of Fame Banquet at the Sheraton, call Mike Panozzo at 312-341-1110 ext 2004.
Go to www.usopen9ballchampionships.com for key information with regards to player registration, VIP seating, and hotel reservations.
If you have any concerns or questions, you only have to contact one person:
Accu-Stats Video Productions
P.O. Box 299
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
- Sanctioned by: World Pool-Billiard Association
- Play Dates: October 16-22, 2016
- Number of Entries: 160
- Entry Fee: $1,000
- Added Money: $75,000
- Total Purse: Over $200,000
- First Prize: $50,000 (with 160 players)
- Format: 9-Ball, Double Elimination, Race to 11
- Equipment: Diamond Pro-Am tables, Simonis cloth, Aramith Balls
- Site: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
- Hotel Room Rate: $99.00 plus tax for a single or double
- Airport: Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
- BCA Hall of Fame Banquet tickets: call 312-341-1110 ext 2004.
- Formal Invitations will be provided when requested.
- Any questions? Contact Pat Fleming
For those of you that like extra activities, there’s plenty of Norfolk attractions with free shuttle service to most. Here’s a sampling:
American Rover Sailing Cruise Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin
Chrysler Museum of Art Naval Station Norfolk Tour
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Norfolk Botanical Garden
d’ART Center Norfolk History Museum
Hampton Roads Naval Museum Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum
Hermitage Museum & Gardens Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
Hunter House Victorian Museum Spirit of Norfolk
MacArthur Memorial Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise
Moses Myers House Virginia Zoo