Some of the biggest companies in pool are coming on board for 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- Rasson Tables, McDermott Cue, Aramith Balls, and OB Chalk will be the Official Equipment sponsors of the 9th Andy Cloth Wyoming Open! These mega brands will all be featured in the 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, Saratoga, and the Wyoming State Junior Championships disciplines to be mastered 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.
“McDermott Cue is thrilled to be an Official Cue Sponsor of the Wyoming Open,” stated Andy Werner, Director of Sales and Marketing for McDermott Cue. “We hope our partnership with the Wyoming Open will help grow the game of billiards in the Rocky Mountain states.” Formed in 1975, McDermott Cue is an American pool cue manufacturer that is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI. McDermott pool cues and high-performance shafts are some of the most recognized products in the billiard industry. They are known for their quality construction, exotic woods & materials, intricate inlays and limitless customization options.
“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 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.
The event is majorly supported by the town’s own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Red Sage Spa, Pik Ranch, Carbon County, Bella’s Bistro, Lollypops, and Shively Hardware.
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