VanBoening Captures 2016 US Bar Table 8-Ball Championship
(CueSports International, Henderson, NV, Aug. 27, 2016) — “Finally!” That was Shane VanBoening’s reaction to winning the 8-Ball Division at the 23rd Annual US Bar Table Championship, which concluded Sunday at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
There’s few titles in the sport of pool that VanBoening hasn’t captured. Many he has taken in multiples — including being a three-time USBTC 9-Ball champion as well as a three-time USBTC 10-Ball Champion. But when it came to the 8-Ball division, the title was elusive and the closest VanBoening had gotten was second.
Until today, when VanBoening bested Jason Klatt in the finals by a score of 5-3 and captured the title as the undefeated winner. VanBoening’s path through the 101-player field included wins over: David Espinoza, 5-2; Sal Butera, 5-1; Ronald Solgot, 5-0; Manuel Perez, 5-3; Chris McDonald, 5-3; Hector “Robb” Saez, 5-3; and Klatt.
Klatt’s tournament trail included wins over: Bret Huth, 5-4; Ronny Park, 5-2; Justin Bergman, 5-3 and Roberto Gomez Jr., 5-4 before losing to Hector ‘Robb’ Saez, 1-5. In the loser’s bracket, Klatt beat Sal Butera, 5-1, and Billy Thorpe, 5-0. Then he faced Saez again and beat him 5-1 to earn his place in the finals, where he lost in the first set.
Van Boening earned $4,400 for the win and Klatt received $2,700. Full standings and payouts are listed at playcsipool.com.
The $20,000-added 23rd Annual US Bar Table Championship concludes today with the finals of the Men’s 8-Ball Division.
Sponsors include: OB Cues, the Official Cue; Kamui, the Official Tip; Diamond Billiard Products, Cyclop Balls, Simonis Cloth, BadBoys Billiard Productions, FargoRate, Magic Ball Rack and Matchroom Sport.
(The 2016 US Bar Table Championships are produced by CueSports International, the parent company of the BCAPL and USAPL. CSI also produces independent events, such as the US Open 10-Ball Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and much more. For more information, visit www.playcsipool.com or call 702-719-POOL.)