Wyoming Open Junior Championship: The Rocket Wins 5th Andy Cloth Wyoming Open Title
The pros and amateurs are treated well like VIPs in Saratoga. Above were the drink specials of the town courtesy of Bella’s Bistro. Below pic: Rodney Morris looking dapper on the new Rasson Table as he once again dominates in Wyoming!
Saratoga, Wyoming- Hawaiian born Rodney Morris showed his dominance in Wyoming once more as he claimed another WY title winning the Masters 10-Ball division once again defeating fellow US Open champion Corey Deuel in the finals. The full field of 32 pro class and semi-pro class players competed in a single elimination format which were to be the first of 3 pro open events. In it’s 9th straight year, the 2016 AndyClothUSA.com Wyoming Open is a 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza taking place on April 1-3, 2016. 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.
Deuel looked hot as he defeated USA #1 Shane Van Boening en route to the finals and also defeated Marc Vidal, who in turn eliminated India’s Raj Hundal. Morris also had a tough road having to defeat 4x World Champion Johnny Archer.
In the end, Morris was too strong for Deuel and Corey had to settle for 2nd place. Deuel also finished runner-up in 2 events at last year’s Wyoming Open.
There are still 2 pro events left in the Saratoga and 8-Ball Masters.
“It’s great to see all the fields including the Master’s divisions all filled. I’m most pleased with the Expert division that we started 2 years ago doubling in size now. That division didn’t exist before, but now we created a successful model for the players that are very advanced, but not yet ready for the pros and semi-pros”, said Mayor Ed Glode who has organized the event for 9 straight years.
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