Reno Open Kicks Off
Reno Open / Reno, NV
The annual Reno Open kicked off December 9 at the Sands Regency Hotel & Casino in Reno, NV. This event brought in 167 players from all over the world to vie for the first-place prize.
Defending champ Shane Van Boening is not present, as he is playing for his country at the Mosconi Cup, held in the country of Malta, this week. However, there are plenty of players ready to step up and take his place. Among them are Gabe Owen, Corey Deuel, Charlie Bryant, Jose Parica, Mike Davis, Ronnie Wiseman, Steve Moore, Tony Chohan, Adam Smith, and Kim Davenport.
There are also several women playing. First-time player Noelle Campos is the reigning BCA National 8-Ball champion and plays out of a wheelchair. Also, Melissa Little and Mary Rakin are contenders.
The format is a race to 9, double elimination, rack your own. The double-elimination final match is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. All matches are being played upon Diamond tables.
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