East to Meet West with the NCS

East to Meet West with the NCS

The National Championship Series (NCS) billiard tour held a couple of qualifiers on different coasts this past weekend.

The National Championship Series (NCS) billiard tour held a couple of qualifiers on different coasts this past weekend.

This past weekend two more names were added to the list of qualified players for the NCS 8-Ball Championship. At Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California – long considered one of the top poolrooms in southern California, 19 players plied their skills to see who would continue to the national level. Elias Valles came out the victor. 

On the opposite side of the country in a little town in western Pennsylvania, 21 players descended upon Jordan’s Pool Hall to see who would move on to the Las Vegas event in February. Adam Kielar, a strong regular on the Blaze Tour, prevailed and will be adding Vegas to his 2009 travel plans.

In addition to the $32,000 prize fund for the 64 player field, one player will also win the 5th spot to represent the United States at the World Pool and Billiard Association World 8-Ball Championship.

The NCS 8-Ball Championship is a historical event as it will be the first time a player will be awarded one of only 5 spots representing the U.S to the WPA World 8-Ball Championship by winning a U.S national tournament. The other remaining 4 spots will be invites based on the BCA points list.

For more information about the National Championship Series please contact Holly Ryan with CueSports International (CSI) at 702-719-7665 or 602-312-8155 or via email at holly@playcsipool.com

A full list of NCS qualifiers can be viewed in the events section of the CSI website: Playcsipool.com. CueSports International is the parent company of the NCS, the BCA Pool Leagues and produces the Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament at Hollywood Billiards in Hollywood, CA and the U.S Bar Table Championships at the Sands Hotel & Casino in Reno, NV.

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