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RichSchultz
10-14-2017, 09:27 AM
I'm torn between 3: Albin, SVB or Chang.

DrCue'sProtege
10-14-2017, 09:41 AM
Are any of the old guard playing in the US Open this year? I am talking the likes of, but not limited to, Strickland, Archer, Varner, Hall, Hopkins, Reyes, Bustamante, etc, etc. Or are they a thing of the past now?

r/DCP

PoolBum
10-14-2017, 10:08 AM
I don't have a pick, but if everyone who's on that player's list is actually playing this is the strongest U.S. Open field ever.

BmoreMoney
10-14-2017, 11:23 AM
Are any of the old guard playing in the US Open this year? I am talking the likes of, but not limited to, Strickland, Archer, Varner, Hall, Hopkins, Reyes, Bustamante, etc, etc. Or are they a thing of the past now?

r/DCP

Put of these I know Archer is already in. Reyes Def is not in ( yet ?) And don't believe any of the rest are either.

westcoast
10-14-2017, 11:28 AM
I think this is the year that Orcullo finally takes it. If not him, Alex. He has been playing very well this year. Shane always has to be mentioned too. He has owned that tournament in the last 5 years

RichSchultz
10-14-2017, 11:39 AM
Put of these I know Archer is already in. Reyes Def is not in ( yet ?) And don't believe any of the rest are either.
Hopkins is in, I believe

Cracktherack
10-14-2017, 11:53 AM
I wouldn't rule out Jayson Shaw as a contender.

Moet.1977
10-14-2017, 12:02 PM
I think this is the year that Orcullo finally takes it. If not him, Alex. He has been playing very well this year. Shane always has to be mentioned too. He has owned that tournament in the last 5 years

I have to agree think this might be Dennis year, is Dennis country end back in the states?
The 18 year old guy think his name is Jason Aranes ( not sure if last name spelled rite)

Also u never count Shaw (eagle eye) out, especially the way he's been playing lately.

Cornerman
10-14-2017, 12:10 PM
I'm torn between 3: Albin, SVB or Chang.

What are you torn about? I bet on all three.

Freddie <~~~ and Jayson

gregnice37
10-14-2017, 12:11 PM
Any tourney Jayson Shaw is in, that will always be my pick.

Ak Guy
10-14-2017, 12:15 PM
At the level some of these guys play at I think it will depend on who is on their game during the tournament and breaking well. Several of them are good breakers and know how to run a table if the break gives them an opportunity.

I am pulling for Shane to be the first ever 6 time winner. If not him then I am pulling for Chang to get it. Chang has come in second in a few major tournaments and that has to get old after awhile. Chang and others can string several racks together and will be a threat in any 9 Ball match.

Then there is Wu, one of my favorite players to watch and a superb talent.

Shane and some of those Chinese and Taiwan players are a step above most others in 9 Ball in my opinion.

Alex is great at about any game and had Shaw twice in the last year in 9 Ball matches and just missed shots he normally would never miss, so Shaw got it.

For sure Shaw can make 9 Ball look easy, does he run away with 9 Ball matches when he is playing other top tier 9 Baller's? Maybe I missed it.

I will be surprised if Dennis wins it, especially if he plays Chang or Shane for the title as I think Chang is a better 9 Baller then him and I think Shane has his number.

After giving my amateur opinion some one I never heard of may come in and take it.

I think 9 Ball has reached a level with so many great players that several of them can win, no longer do 2 or 3 players dominate every 9 Ball tournament.

ROB.M
10-14-2017, 12:47 PM
Lee van'


GO GET EM CHAMP!




Rob.M

Black-Balled
10-14-2017, 12:58 PM
I think this is the year that Orcullo finally takes it. If not him, Alex. He has been playing very well this year. Shane always has to be mentioned too. He has owned that tournament in the last 5 years
Too many champs in this to go picking less than 10 and have a fair shot at guessing, IMO. quite a few folks are gonna play nobody but killers, and somebody that gets to the final 4 is going to have a helluva run through those killers too.
It is a helluva field.

Rhea
10-14-2017, 01:05 PM
My pick is the one with the highest fargorate

Black-Balled
10-14-2017, 01:09 PM
My pick is the one with the highest fargorate

you should put together a top 8, based on fargo and we can see how well it would work if you could bet each of their matches all the way through.

I guess there would be no bet on matches where 2 of your picks play each other...

westcoast
10-14-2017, 01:30 PM
I have to agree think this might be Dennis year, is Dennis country end back in the states?
The 18 year old guy think his name is Jason Aranes ( not sure if last name spelled rite)

Also u never count Shaw (eagle eye) out, especially the way he's been playing lately.

Orcullo is playing in the tournament this weekend in NC.

Shaw is of course a threat to win any tournament. Great shooter.

I would think most of the former winners would enter especially if they are still giving them free entry

Black-Balled
10-14-2017, 02:48 PM
Orcullo is playing in the tournament this weekend in NC.

Shaw is of course a threat to win any tournament. Great shooter.

I would think most of the former winners would enter especially if they are still giving them free entry

I thought Barry had done away with that? Wonder if that was reversed...?

westcoast
10-14-2017, 03:32 PM
I thought Barry had done away with that? Wonder if that was reversed...?

If so, that sucks for the previous winners. That might explain why fewer of them enter

gerard soriano
10-14-2017, 06:33 PM
Any tourney Jayson Shaw is in, that will always be my pick.

Any tourney SVB is in, that will always be my pick.

pmac666
10-14-2017, 06:37 PM
My pick is the one with the highest fargorate

imagine the last 4 would be busti, albin, mika and kazakis........ who would you bet on to win the tourney?

Rhea
10-14-2017, 06:49 PM
imagine the last 4 would be busti, albin, mika and kazakis........ who would you bet on to win the tourney?

Albin has the highest fargorate out of those 4 so naturally I would chose him

jay helfert
10-14-2017, 06:55 PM
Any one of 30 guys can win this tourney! :cool:

pmac666
10-14-2017, 07:38 PM
Albin has the highest fargorate out of those 4 so naturally I would chose him

oh really? thought albin is still behind busti....... so, a few weeks ago you would have chosen busti, right? (do yorself a favour and dont praise fargo as holy grail, its flawed af lol))

BeiberLvr
10-14-2017, 07:49 PM
It will be one of these

Shane
Dennis O.
Wu
Chang (tall)
Shaw
Albin

Anyone else is considered an upset.

RichSchultz
10-15-2017, 03:55 AM
I'm stickin' with my picks, SVB, Albin, Chang.

shaggybahama
10-15-2017, 06:05 AM
If SVB is playing my dad am going with SVB, otherwise, If its not him, look out for the guy from the Bahamas I think he,s known as "The Beast".:D

Mikkes
10-16-2017, 12:00 AM
My pick is Souquet...super strong this year. Won his 23rd Eurotour title some days ago and is already picked for the Mosconi Cup. Still the Kaiser ;-)

Pick 2 and 3 are SvB and Joshua Filler

pinkspider
10-16-2017, 01:04 AM
I'm stickin' with my picks, SVB, Albin, Chang.

There are many with the ability to win it, but these three are the most consistent of the top tier players in their respective continents right now. shrewd choices

Double-Dave
10-16-2017, 03:59 AM
Any one of 30 guys can win this tourney! :cool:

I'll take the guy who won 4 out of the last 5. I sure do hope William Hill will offer 9:1 on Shane again.

Black-Balled
10-16-2017, 06:22 AM
If SVB is playing my dad am going with SVB, otherwise, If its not him, look out for the guy from the Bahamas I think he,s known as "The Beast".:D

Damn. You are one ungrateful child!!!
:D

pwd72s
10-16-2017, 11:36 AM
Can I pick after it's over? Too many choices...

Icon of Sin
10-16-2017, 11:46 AM
Pulling for SVB to make history this year.

one stroke
10-16-2017, 05:17 PM
Shaw , Wu , DO , Shane , Big Ko


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justinb386
10-16-2017, 05:39 PM
I think this is the year that Orcullo finally takes it. If not him, Alex. He has been playing very well this year. Shane always has to be mentioned too. He has owned that tournament in the last 5 years

I would really like to hear about Alex winning it. That would be really cool. I know he has the game to beat anyone, I think. How close has Alex come to winning it in the past, or has he won it before?

I wonder , what if the US open were like a race to 25, and single elimination. Would that make a difference?

pt109
10-16-2017, 05:52 PM
I would really like to hear about Alex winning it. That would be really cool. I know he has the game to beat anyone, I think. How close has Alex come to winning it in the past, or has he won it before?

I wonder , what if the US open were like a race to 25, and single elimination. Would that make a difference?

Alex has a win and a second.

terryhanna
10-16-2017, 06:11 PM
After watching these two guys play last night in the finals in North Carolina i wouldn't be surprised at all to see one of these two the next US Open champion .

one stroke
10-16-2017, 06:16 PM
I would really like to hear about Alex winning it. That would be really cool. I know he has the game to beat anyone, I think. How close has Alex come to winning it in the past, or has he won it before?

I wonder , what if the US open were like a race to 25, and single elimination. Would that make a difference?

Then he would be less likely to win


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gxman
10-16-2017, 08:28 PM
Alex has a win and a second.


Alex has 1 US Open 9b title and 1 WPA World 9b title.

How many times has Shaw played in the 9b US Open?

Dennis two 2nd place also. LeeVan with a 2nd.

AtLarge
10-16-2017, 10:40 PM
... How many times has Shaw played in the 9b US Open? ...

At least 8 -- the AzB database shows him in the money in 2006 and 2010 thru 2016.

He's knocking on the door -- two 3rd's and a 5th in the last 4 years.

Poolmanis
10-16-2017, 11:56 PM
Wu.
facing Orcollo at close Final. :wink:

marek
10-17-2017, 12:31 AM
My pick is Souquet...super strong this year. Won his 23rd Eurotour title some days ago and is already picked for the Mosconi Cup. Still the Kaiser ;-)

Pick 2 and 3 are SvB and Joshua Filler

Ralf winning US Open would be amazing, on the other hand he was pushed to double hill in the last 32 at that Eurotour by amateur player so I guess he is not that invincible :) :grin:

Black-Balled
10-17-2017, 06:02 AM
Shaw , Wu , DO , Shane , Big Ko


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I did not know you spoke chinese.

hotelyorba
10-18-2017, 12:14 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if it was Shaw, but I'm rootin' for SVB.

Ched
10-18-2017, 12:44 AM
To be honest? There's a ton of really hot players right now that I don't know; or know of I guess I should say. Sooooooo ... I'll go with SVB or Alex P. And I'll root for Efren if he's there.

wimpy
10-18-2017, 12:10 PM
After watching these two guys play last night in the finals in North Carolina i wouldn't be surprised at all to see one of these two the next US Open champion .

I couldn't agree more, Jayson & Dennis were playing at an extremely high level.

Carolina_Giant
10-18-2017, 12:15 PM
I'm actually pulling a major sleeper pick here, like way out of left field.

I think it might actually be David Alcaide's year. He's had some quiet but very good top finishes. He also bested Jason Shaw at the World Pool Masters this year. There are also Mosconi Cup implications on the line for Alcaide, so I think he will be highly motivated. I admit this still isn't the most likely pick, but he's having a quietly good year and could be the guy no one sees coming this time around.

Otherwise, I pretty much always pull for Shane. I saw him win his second open, and want to see him win his sixth. Heck, I'd even be happy if he won 10.

RichSchultz
10-18-2017, 12:47 PM
I'm actually pulling a major sleeper pick here, like way out of left field.

I think it might actually be David Alcaide's year. He's had some quiet but very good top finishes. He also bested Jason Shaw at the World Pool Masters this year. There are also Mosconi Cup implications on the line for Alcaide, so I think he will be highly motivated. I admit this still isn't the most likely pick, but he's having a quietly good year and could be the guy no one sees coming this time around.

Otherwise, I pretty much always pull for Shane. I saw him win his second open, and want to see him win his sixth. Heck, I'd even be happy if he won 10.
Agreed. Following that logic: Kazakis too.

Mikkes
10-19-2017, 12:35 AM
Ralf winning US Open would be amazing, on the other hand he was pushed to double hill in the last 32 at that Eurotour by amateur player so I guess he is not that invincible :) :grin:

I read some comments of you, so I know that you know the european circle/tournaments/players very well. Playing the Eurotour is not so easy because of the very strong european players. Even the amateur players are strong enough to beat a pro on a good day. There are so many strong and young amateur player in europe, even the german finalist is a amateur. Yes, Ralf was almost beaten by an amateur player, but made it to the finals and won it.

marek
10-19-2017, 03:34 AM
I read some comments of you, so I know that you know the european circle/tournaments/players very well. Playing the Eurotour is not so easy because of the very strong european players. Even the amateur players are strong enough to beat a pro on a good day. There are so many strong and young amateur player in europe, even the german finalist is a amateur. Yes, Ralf was almost beaten by an amateur player, but made it to the finals and won it.

Yes, Sebastian Ludwig is a good guy and one of the players I admire. My post was little inside joke for those in-the-know who the amateur was ;) Eurotour is tough as nails, every single match win is an achievement on its own, on the other hand you wont learn faster from your mistakes anywhere else as almost everybody will punish you HARD for even smallest of mistakes at ET ;)

Mikkes
10-19-2017, 04:32 AM
Yes, Sebastian Ludwig is a good guy and one of the players I admire. My post was little inside joke for those in-the-know who the amateur was ;) Eurotour is tough as nails, every single match win is an achievement on its own, on the other hand you wont learn faster from your mistakes anywhere else as almost everybody will punish you HARD for even smallest of mistakes at ET ;)


For me, that is the main reason why the european players are so dominant in the MC in the last couple of years, because of the Eurotour.

The other reason is the willing to go oversea and play the big tournaments there. Most of the US players do not travel so much to foreign countries. Most of the time you only see SvB.

marek
10-19-2017, 05:13 AM
For me, that is the main reason why the european players are so dominant in the MC in the last couple of years, because of the Eurotour.

The other reason is the willing to go oversea and play the big tournaments there. Most of the US players do not travel so much to foreign countries. Most of the time you only see SvB.

Exactly! Its basically about stepping out of your comfort zone and working hard on your weaknesses which are clearly revealed under the pressure of tough competition. Those who are willing to step up on consistent basis have the chance. Its the equivalent of military training - drill seargeants constantly yell at young cadets to raise their resistance to the stress level so they wont break under the pressure of battle conditions. Those who endure such regime will be mentally strong and the same counts for pool players - if you are exposed to tough competition on consistent basis you will get better..pure and simple :wink:

spartan
10-23-2017, 09:18 PM
Not to jinx them, from here on, my picks are Chang JL, Jayson Shaw or Ko Pin Yi
Or any of 10 top guys still on winners side. Those on losers side now have slim to no chance of winning the title. :thumbup:

https://cuescore.com/tournament/U.S.Open+9-Ball+Championship+2017/1914724

arps
10-23-2017, 09:25 PM
carlo biado or jayson shaw. i also think Alcano and Jeff de Luna are playing really good this year. with luck they could have a good shot to the finals.

mrknight411
10-24-2017, 12:22 AM
If Ko Pin Yi continues to play like he did in round 1, then he will be the champ. His next is against Jayson Shaw, which will be the defining moment of the tournament. In my heart, I still have hope for a SVB comeback through the loser bracket. Either way, this tournament is DEEP in talent and very exciting to watch.

pmac666
10-24-2017, 02:11 AM
For me, that is the main reason why the european players are so dominant in the MC in the last couple of years, because of the Eurotour.

The other reason is the willing to go oversea and play the big tournaments there. Most of the US players do not travel so much to foreign countries. Most of the time you only see SvB.

+1
nailed it in 2 lines :thumbup2:

sjm
10-24-2017, 03:44 AM
I'm torn between 3: Albin, SVB or Chang.

Good choices. For me, I'm torn between SVB, JL Chang and Jayson Shaw. I'm guessing one of them wins the title.

JL Chang, who won the hot seat a year ago, is my pick.

spartan
10-24-2017, 04:58 AM
As of now, those on Losers Bracket need to consecutively win at least double the number of matches of those on Winners bracket to win the title.

ONLY 6 Consecutive Wins needed (WINNERS SIDE)
Francesco Sanchez-Ruiz
Rodney
Liu Haitao
Lo Li Wen
Dang Jinghu
Naoyuki Oi
Kiamco
Alex
Mario He
Darren
Alcano
Kaci
Corey
Joshua Filler
Ouschan
Chang Jung Lin
Chris Meiling
Jeff De Luna
Ko Ping Chung
John Morra
Niels
Thorsten
Ko Pin Yi
Jayson
Archer
Yukio
Babica
Biado
Billy Thorpe
James Aranas


12 Consecutive Wins (LOSERS SIDE)
Chinakov
Shuff
Imran Majid
Orcullo
Alcaide
Jeremy Jones
Justin Bergman
Gabe Owen
Denis Grabe
Jason Klatt
Josh Roberts
Chang Yu Lung


13 Consecutive Wins (LOSERS SIDE)
Lee Van
SVB
Oscar
Wu Kun Lin
Kazakis
NVB
Wang Can
Hsu Kai Lun
Hsieh
Daryl Peach
Johan Chua
Wu
Mika
Chu Bing Jie
Earl
Kevin Cheng
John Schmidt
Dennis Hatch
Skyler


14 Consecutive Wins (LOSERS SIDE)
Ralf