Glass Shines at Pool Sharks Heads to NCS 14.1 Nationals
April 18-19, 2009 Pool Sharks in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted the first NCS 14.1 Continuous qualifier. Fourteen players from Nevada, California and Arizona competed for a spot to the NCS 14.1 Continuous National Championship which will be held July 31-August 2 at Comet Billiards (home of the Accu-Stats Arena) in Parsippany, New Jersey. Accu-Stats will be streaming the entire three days of the national event.
Nevada player Walter Glass won the qualifier spot after demonstrating his knowledge, perseverance and cue ball position and speed control. The NCS 14.1 Continuous National Championship will be the second national NCS event which Glass will be participating. Last February at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Glass took 4th place in the NCS 8-Ball National Championship.
The NCS is a series of five U.S national championships in the following games: 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, 14.1 Continuous and One Pocket. The 14.1 Continuous is the second in the series then following by 9 ball, 10 ball and One Pocket. The NCS is open to all U.S players; men, women, junior, amateur and professional who are eligible to hold a U.S passport. In order to participate in an NCS national event, players must win a qualifier spot via a qualifier tournament at a locally or regionally scheduled host pool room. The NCS is sponsored by OB Cues, The DELTA-13 Rack, Diamond Billiard Products, and Aramith.
CueSports International is dedicated to broadening opportunity to players of all ability. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), the USA Pool League (USAPL) and produces independent events such as the U.S Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and starting August 2009, the Shootout at the Sands.
For more information about CueSports International or the NCS please contact the CSI office 702-719-7665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For the list of NCS scheduled qualifiers in 14.1, 9 and 10-ball please visit the NCS Calendar under the events tab at www.playcsipool.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Fieldhammer and Billiardcoach.com.