US Open Brackets?

branpureza

Ginacue
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brackets were made tonight, 32 players were seeded. lucky me.. i get to play lee van corteza in the 1st round, sheesh...
 

Tarantula

AzB Silver Member
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Focus, Danielson

branpureza said:
brackets were made tonight, 32 players were seeded. lucky me.. i get to play lee van corteza in the 1st round, sheesh...
Good luck! :D Just stay focused and play smart.
 

Fleece3

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Am I blind?...I didn't see Efrens name.

Is he there?

Also it looks like we have a true double elimination tourney. The B side winner must beat the A side winner TWICE
 
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bengus

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Fleece3 said:
Am I blind?...I didn't see Efrens name.

Is he there?

Must still be in the Philippines, he was being given state honors sometime during Bustamante's Bali win and had to forego that tournament (didn't catch it on the news though...). Forgive the man, he's 52 years old and barely had a day to rest after his IPT win. He went straight to the Asian 9-ball tour and won that tournament.

(Notice that Francisco Bustamante didn't join either, they're managed by the same team (Puyat Sports).)

My guess is he's playing chess or two-hit rummy (tong-its) back in Angeles relaxing and taking his mind off of pool for the meanwhile.

Thinking like a Filipino, he must think that his good run of luck will probably run out if he doesn't "preserve" it for the WPC in the Philippines. :D
 

Snapshot9

son of 3 leg 1 eye dog ..
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Us Open

The bottom half seems to be the heavy half. Notice a few names from the IPT that will be interesting to follow: Stalev, Jayson Shaw, Marko Lohtander.

A few interesting 1st round matches. JJ against Gabica, Gabe's match,
John Schmidt and Tony Chocan. I see where our own Steve Rector is playing again, and will have to play Earl in the 2nd round if Steve wins his first match.
 

ironman

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Snapshot9 said:
The bottom half seems to be the heavy half. Notice a few names from the IPT that will be interesting to follow: Stalev, Jayson Shaw, Marko Lohtander.

A few interesting 1st round matches. JJ against Gabica, Gabe's match,
John Schmidt and Tony Chocan. I see where our own Steve Rector is playing again, and will have to play Earl in the 2nd round if Steve wins his first match.

I wonder if Ron is with Steve. Ron cracks me up. They truly are "The Odd couple"!
 

Snapshot9

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Us Open

ironman said:
I wonder if Ron is with Steve. Ron cracks me up. They truly are "The Odd couple"!

I can't think of a Ron, you don't mean Rotten Ralph, do you? Yes, since Steve has been clean, for many years now, he has become a little like
'Felix' of the Pool World, around here anyway... lol Steve is real self-contained and particular. Boy, if he plays Earl 2nd round, there could really be fireworks before that match is over ... lol Steve does not like an opponent jiving him with chatter and sharking ...

There scheduling of matches down through the brackets is downright wierd, and surely they have more than just 8 tables for a 256 player event. At 11 am this morning (EDT), they only have 8 matches scheduled.
And why do they have matches at 11 pm at night, and no 5 and 7 pm matches?
 

jjinfla

Banned
Snapshot9 said:
There scheduling of matches down through the brackets is downright wierd, and surely they have more than just 8 tables for a 256 player event. At 11 am this morning (EDT), they only have 8 matches scheduled.
And why do they have matches at 11 pm at night, and no 5 and 7 pm matches?

219 players and only 8 tables?

They will be playing forever.

Rodney Morris doesn't play his first match until Tuesday at 1pm.

Earl's first match is not even scheduled yet.

I couldn't find Keith listed either. I don't know if he bothers with the US Open.

Do they have the money payouts listed somewhere?

Jake
 

jasper

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players list

why does it say that this list was last updated on sept 16th
where can I find a complete players list (not a draw sheet)
 

Snapshot9

son of 3 leg 1 eye dog ..
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jasper said:
why does it say that this list was last updated on sept 16th
where can I find a complete players list (not a draw sheet)

Right before the list on original website, there is an article and it states
'just 10 days' before the Open starts, and then the list is listed below.

The www.USOpen9ballChampionships.com website listed the layout of tables with
16 playing tables, 1 final match table (17th), and 2 tables in the vendor
areas. So why is there only 8 matches scheduled for 11 am play?????

Day sessions are at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Night sessions are 7 pm, 9 pm, and 11 pm with mention of maybe 1 am matches might be scheduled.

Does anyone know what balls and cue ball is being used?

And HOW OFTEN are the brackets going to be updated on Inside Pool website? More than once a day, I hope.
 

dperry

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Snapshot9,

I visited the conference center yesterday (9/24/2006) to view the site. If I remember correctly, there were a total of 16 tables: the TV table was in the center, there were seven tables in the area nearest the entrance, and there were eight more at the other end of the room.

I believe that the balls were the super arimith pro, with the measels style cueball.

-dp
 

Colin Colenso

<-- My Kids
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It will be interesting to see how Jason Shaw, the 17yo Scottish phenom does in this. His game is well suited to 9-ball I think.

He won a 9-ball event to get his entry into this i believe. Plays fast and fearlessly.

Colin
 

Tarantula

AzB Silver Member
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They probably have no less than 16 tables

Snapshot9 said:
I can't think of a Ron, you don't mean Rotten Ralph, do you? Yes, since Steve has been clean, for many years now, he has become a little like
'Felix' of the Pool World, around here anyway... lol Steve is real self-contained and particular. Boy, if he plays Earl 2nd round, there could really be fireworks before that match is over ... lol Steve does not like an opponent jiving him with chatter and sharking ...

There scheduling of matches down through the brackets is downright wierd, and surely they have more than just 8 tables for a 256 player event. At 11 am this morning (EDT), they only have 8 matches scheduled.
And why do they have matches at 11 pm at night, and no 5 and 7 pm matches?
It's due to the amount of byes. You will see all times filled by Wednesday.
 

Tarantula

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Player's List, 219 players

jasper said:
why does it say that this list was last updated on sept 16th
where can I find a complete players list (not a draw sheet)
There are 219 Players, and 37 byes
Luc Salvas
Kenny Dunn
Ramil Gallego
Shane Van Boening
Zion Zvi
Kim Davenport
Dave Hemmah
Bye
Charlie Bryant
Mike Fuller
Daniel Cossitt
Bye
Tony Robles
Richard Wolfe
Walter Blacker
Bill Hondry
Fabio Petroni
Bye
Brian Brekke
James Faucheux
Martin Oudakker
Trevor Braymore
Bye
Steve Sones
Bye
Santos Sambajon
Elvis Rodriguez
Timmy Hall
Howard Vickery
Charles Altomare
Robert Ruffalo
Arnar Petersen
Bye
Dave Bollman
Frankie Hernandez
Mike Laney
Adam Behnke
Tony Crosby
Bye
Robert Otto
Rodolfo Luat
Bye
Brandon Shuff
Wayne Kingsbury
Rob Brandenberg
Bill Mason
Ed Scott
Ed Soronsenski
Allen Hopkins
Jerry Konkel
Darrin Appleton
Chris Szuter
Eric Moore
Ron Zampko
Bye
Mark Schowaceer
Charlie Williams
Jay Hlavacheck
Shen-Ping Pan
Thomas Teschner
Jason Klatt
Bye
Hobson Croft
Howard Lemaster
Nick Varner
Jeff Beckley
Sammy Monday
Bye
Chris Futrell
Robert Palucho
Bill Duggan
Matt Krah
Troy Frank
Bye
Ramon Mystica
Robert Pole Jr.
Nick Tafoya
Georgio Margola
Jonathan Demot
Keith Schneiderman
Shannon Daulton
George McClanahan
Ronnie Wiseman
Paul Mease
Clarence Keaton
Steve Lee
Bye
Ryan McCreesh
Mike Lebron
Stephen Folan
Bye
Bart Frazier
David Krolick
Anthony Salazar
Aaron Franken
Dana Michaud
Robb Saez
Joey Korsiak
Sean Morgan
Bye
Pete Genovese
Brian Parks
Michael Wong
Larry Faulk
Bye
Evgeny Stalev
Scott Frost
Joe Villapando
James Baraks
Joonas Ohtonen
Thomas Maloney
Eric Gonzalez
Mika Immonen
Ryan Rampersaud
Shaun Wilkie
Bye
Lee Holt
Bye
Lee Van Cortezza
Brandon Perezzo
Mike Davis
Robert Hewings
Bye
Jayson Shaw
Myke Munoz
Richard Broumpton
Keith Bennett
Ron Park
Alex Pagulayan
Shen Young Park
Tyler Edey
Bye
Larry Guninger
Dennis Harr
Brandon Ashcraft
Bye
Gabe Owen
Larry Nevel
Dee Adkins
Marc Claramount
Greg Savins
Chad Behnke
Bye
Randy Labonte
Corey Deuel
Carsten Due
Q Liu
Frank Alvarez
Bye
DJ McGinley
Bryan Behnke
Steve Lillis
Johnny Archer
David Abraham
Bye
Evan Broxmeyer
Craig Wolf
Chris Bartram
Jerry Tarantola
Gandy Valle
Jeremy Jones
Antonio Gabica
Sparky Ferrel
Jerry Slivka
Bye
David Hunt
Mike Champagne
Shawn Keaton
Tang Hoa
Po Cheng Huo
Donnie Mills
Patrick Rodriguez
Bye
Johnny Griffin
Billy Bailey
Chris Loar
Marcus Chamat
Bye
Dean Goddard
Edwin Montal
Adam Smith
Jose-Vega Hernandez
Ronnie Alcano
Jimmy Garza
Jose Parica
Tommy Kay
Edward Caurera
Rich Hamlin
Larry Kressel
Dave Brown
Bye
Joey Testa
Raj Hundal
John Morra
Michael Aro
Joey Arbuckle
Bye
Kevin Smith
Ahmed Alyelsayed
Justyn Cone
Bye
Tommy Kennedy
John Schmidt
Tony Chohan
Petrie Makkonen
Tony Watson
Francisco Tomati
David Grossman
Jason Miller
Lee Heuwagen
David Rowell
Bobby Hunter
Doug Bond
John Steele
Bye
David Broxson
Rodney Morris
Marko Lohtander
Nick Vita
Bye
Joey Gray
Jui Lung Chen
Landon Shuffet
Brian Groce
Bye
David Howard
Curtis Coleman
Craig Houten
Tony Williams
Rick Howard
Robert Lewis
Louis Pannullo
Markus Juva
Dave Parker
Mike Ricciardella
Bye
CJ Wiley
Sundeep Gucati
Hee Sup-Kim
Neil Milkiss
Bye
Shawn Putnam
Mickie Hall
Barry Boney
Bye
TF Whittington
David Huffman
Wade Crane
Earl Strickland
Edmund Ambros
Steve Rector
Derrick Leonard
John Moody
Bye
Chip Klein
Stevie Moore
 

Snapshot9

son of 3 leg 1 eye dog ..
Silver Member
I dunno ...

But 17 playing tables and 7 days just doesn't seem right to me after watching the IPT events. They ought to have 24-32 tables, and run the event in 4 days, 5 tops.

They have many players that will play matches (only 1 in a day), and not play another match for 30-36 hours later. For example, if Gabe beats larry Nevel, at the 11 am match, he would play again at 3 pm, and if wiinning that one, would not play again till 9 pm on Wednesday night.

Just seems like the tournament could be organized and run better than what I am seeing now. Players having to stand all the cost for 7 days seems excessive for this tournament and especially the format.
 

nfty9er

AzB Silver Member
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Fyi

Snapshot9 said:
But 17 playing tables and 7 days just doesn't seem right to me after watching the IPT events. They ought to have 24-32 tables, and run the event in 4 days, 5 tops.

They have many players that will play matches (only 1 in a day), and not play another match for 30-36 hours later. For example, if Gabe beats larry Nevel, at the 11 am match, he would play again at 3 pm, and if wiinning that one, would not play again till 9 pm on Wednesday night.

Just seems like the tournament could be organized and run better than what I am seeing now. Players having to stand all the cost for 7 days seems excessive for this tournament and especially the format.

They run the same format for the Reno Open and finish in 6 days on 16 tables. I played once a day for 4 days on winners side until sent to losers bracket where it ended quick. Not fun but the way it goes and of course the Sands loves having everyone there for 6 days. Different scenario.
 
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