The most anticipated and most elite billiards event in the Rocky Mountain states in it’s 9th straight year, the 2016 Wyoming Open
Saratoga, Wyoming- The mega pool stars return to the 9th Andy Cloth Wyoming Open! 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, Saratoga, and the Wyoming State Junior Championships will be the disciplines to master at the 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza taking place on April 1-3, 2016. Arguably the greatest pool player on Earth Shane Van Boening returns and is a former 2x winner. Joining him is Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel, Oscar Dominguez, trickshot world champion Mike Massey, reigning Wyoming Open 8-Ball champion Marc Vidal, and 4 times Wyoming Champion Rodney Morris! It is widely considered to be the most anticipated tournament that players in this part of America looks forward to each year. Event promoter Mayor Ed J. Glode manages to bring players of all levels nationwide to Saratoga. The event is co-promoted by Dragon Promotions and is renown to be the biggest pro/Amateur pool event in the surrounding states drawing over 150 players. From beginner, intermediate, expert and pro/open level tournaments will all be available . The Wyoming Open is kicking in $10,000 this year to the entry fees to sweeten the purse with nearly $30,000 to be paid in cash prizes. The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth with local partners include Duke’s Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware. In addition, the livestream table will be Rasson Billiards premiere in the Rocky Mountains.
“The Wyoming Open is a life event that every pool enthusiast should enjoy at least once. Some of the best players in the world are here. The town absolutely loves having players here and are very welcoming. The venue is the Platte Valley Community Center, a beautiful facility” says Mayor Ed J. Glode , the WyomingOpen Founder & Promoter. “In fact, the event draws so many people into town that our biggest hurdle is lodging, otherwise we could have a lot more players. But we are getting more efficient and coming up with more events. Watch out for a second weekend and a team event for 2017.”
“There’s no question that this is the biggest, most prestigious, and anticipated billiard event in the surrounding 6 states. People get really excited when the event nears because we have so many great things happening over the 3-day weekend. And it’s the only opportunity to see the best players in the world”, said Monte Thayer, Tournament Director for the Wyoming Open.
The Wyoming Open is organized and promoted by Shively Hardware & Dragon Promotions
The 3rd Annual Wyoming State Junior Championships will also take place once again. The champions of the boys and girls divisions will get to play in the US Nationals during the summer.
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The Wyoming Open is the only event in the Rocky Mountains where fans and players in the region can rub shoulders with the biggest stars of the game
Past champions of the event include some stellar names. Visit wyomingopen.com to see the complete list.
“I’m always impressed how much care and passion Mayor Glode puts in each year. I can honestly say the Wyoming Open has improved every year I’ve attended, ” says Charlie Williams, Executive Producer from Dragon Promotions. “Plus, it’s the only billiards event that I know of in the world where the mayor puts it on with support from most of the city. That’s rare in billiards.”
The event is majorly supported by the town’s own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Pik Ranch, Carbon County, Bella’s Bistro, Lollypops, Shandiin Massage, and Shively Hardware.
About the Organizer:
Established in 1925, Shively Hardware is located in Saratoga, Wyoming and is the foremost dealer of ATVs, Utility Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Farm Equipment and Trailer dealer. Shively is an authorized dealer for brands such as Polaris, Haulmark, Stihl, Case, Agco, Hesston, and Triton Trailers manufacturer lines.
Shively Hardware began small but was on a mission to satisfy each and every customer’s special wants and needs. Shively Hardware still holds true to that original theory of business. With one of the largest customer bases in the Rocky Mountains, Shively Hardware credits its success and growth to word of mouth of their excellent service to their clientele and the community. Whether it be farmequipment,sports
Andy Cloth was founded in 1973 and has become one of the premier professional playing cloths in the world today. AndyCloth USA is based in Saratoga, Wyoming and has quickly impressed critics and professional players worldwide. Andy Cloth is used exclusively in major international events such as The Queens Cup, Women’s World 9-Ball