US OPEN Championships $45,000 Added Las Vegas April 3-14, 2022

Swighey

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He declined an invite to the World Championship also which is in the UK. I think the only top Filipino on the list was Dennis. The Filipinos might still have trouble getting into UK. Purely a guess here, but it also wouldn’t surprise me if he’s staying in the US as long as possible if he’s worried about a ban. Just a guess.
Yes, probably a factor too - many of the Filipino players are based, much of the year, in the US and there is enough action to keep them busy.
 

skip100

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He was invited but turned it down. Maybe he has weighed up the pros of competing in four US Open tournaments versus one stacked World Championship where he has a great chance but there are 20 other players with a great chance?
Agreed, he's almost certain to make more money staying here for four US Opens and playing action matches at Griff's compared to flying to the UK for a single event.
 

terryhanna

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Terry Hanna is with Fedor Gorst and Danny Olson at Griff's Bar & Billiards.​

Next stream match

Mary Kenniston and special guest Robert (Cotton) LeBlanc doing commentary.


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skip100

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Not many big upsets so far. Of the top 5 rated players with ratings 791+ (Gorst, Biado, Corteza, Garcia, Gomez), only Garcia has lost to an appreciably lower-rated player (Joe Spence, 730). Biado is on the losers' side due to a loss to Gomez.

Gorst did almost blow it against 100-point underdog Montpellier, winning 9-8.
 

terryhanna

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Live stream tournament matches from Griff's Billiards in Las Vegas will resume at noon Tuesday pacific time.
US Open 10 Ball will continue. Mondays matches will replay on a loop until live play resumes.

 
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skip100

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MVP heading into the last day - Jesus Atencio:

Code:
##   p1            p2                s1    s2 p1_rating p2_rating
## 1 Jesus Atencio Ronnie Wiseman     9     1       771       712
## 2 Jesus Atencio Warren Kiamco      9     3       771       790
## 3 Jesus Atencio Tony Chohan        9     2       771       758
## 4 Joe Spence    Jesus Atencio      3     9       730       771

He has another match against a mid-700s player (Stephen Holem, 761) before finally meeting one of the top 5 in the winners' bracket final should he win (Gorst or Corteza).
 

skip100

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MVP heading into the last day - Jesus Atencio:

Code:
##   p1            p2                s1    s2 p1_rating p2_rating
## 1 Jesus Atencio Ronnie Wiseman     9     1       771       712
## 2 Jesus Atencio Warren Kiamco      9     3       771       790
## 3 Jesus Atencio Tony Chohan        9     2       771       758
## 4 Joe Spence    Jesus Atencio      3     9       730       771

He has another match against a mid-700s player (Stephen Holem, 761) before finally meeting one of the top 5 in the winners' bracket final should he win (Gorst or Corteza).
Crash back to earth for Atencio, who just lost 9-2 to Stephen Holem.
 
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