US Open Nine-ball Championship

The U.S. Open 9-ball is a pool championship that has since 1976, been held in Chesapeake, Virginia. Having won in the 2006 U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship, John Schmidt is its recent champion.

History



The tournament itself has been held since 1976. In 2005, the tournament featured 256 players from around the US and the rest of the world. The total purse for the tournament is US$200K where the winner shall be awarded US$40K. Women are not allowed to compete in the U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship. Barry Behrman is the tournament promoter and has been since its inception.

In 1976, the tournament venue was Q-Masters pool room located in Norfolk, Virginia. Today, the U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship is held at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake Beach, Virginia.

The oldest pool player to have ever won the U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship is Mike Lebron, 54 years old. The youngest pool player to have ever won the U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship is Mike Sigel, 21 years old. Traditionally, winners of the U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship are given a green blazer in recognition for this championship title and are awarded free entry fees to all future U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championship tournaments.

Format

The tournement is played in double elimination (a player is out of the tournament after losing two matches) until two players remain (This different from a real double elimination event where the player who reached the finals from the loser's side has to win twice for the title). Matches are played in race to 11. Winner breaks is used.

Men's Champions

Among those who dominated the event, Strickland won it the most, five times.
Year Winner
1976Mike Sigel
1977Allen Hopkins
1978Steve Mizerak
1979Louie Roberts
1980Mike Sigel
1981Allen Hopkins
1982David Howard
1983Mike Sigel
1984Earl Strickland
1985Jimmy Reid
1986David Howard
1987Earl Strickland
1988Mike Lebron
1989Nick Varner
1990Nick Varner
1991Buddy Hall
1992Tommy Kennedy
1993Earl Strickland
1994Efren Reyes
1995Reed Pierce
1996Rodney Morris
1997Earl Strickland
1998Buddy Hall
1999Johnny Archer
2000Earl Strickland
2001Corey Deuel
2002Ralf Souquet
2003Jeremy Jones
2004Gabe Owen
2005Alex Pagulayan
2006John Schmidt
2007Shane Van Boening

Women's Champions

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Mike Sigel, (born 1952 in Rochester, New York), is a notable American professional pool player.

Sigel has won over 102 major pool tournaments, including three US Opens and five World Championships.
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Mike Sigel, (born 1952 in Rochester, New York), is a notable American professional pool player.

Sigel has won over 102 major pool tournaments, including three US Opens and five World Championships.
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Allen Hopkins (born November 18, 1951, Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American professional pool player, who covers pool for ESPN. He promotes multiple annual pocket billiard events and still competes as a professional pool contender.
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Steve Mizerak (born October 12, 1944, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; died May 29, 2006) was a world champion pool player dominant during the 1970s and early 1980s in the game of 14.1 continuous.
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David Howard

November 8 1961 (1961--) (age 47)
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Earl Strickland (born on June 8, 1961, Roseboro, North Carolina) is an American professional pool player and was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America in 2006. [1]
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Nick Varner (born May 15, 1948 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an American pool player and was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America in 1992.[1]

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Cecil P. "Buddy" Hall (born May 29, 1945, in Metropolis, Illinois), has been an American professional pool player for three decades.[1] Nicknamed "The Rifleman
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Rodney Morris (born 25 November, 1970 in Anaheim, California, USA) is a professional pool player.He currently resides in Houston, Texas.

He has represented Team USA in the Mosconi Cup on four occasions.
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Alejandro (Alex) Salvador Pagulayan, (born 1978) is a Filipino-Canadian pocket billiardist. His nicknames are "The Lion" and "The Killer Pixie". He was born in Cabagan, Isabela, Philippines and was raised in Toronto, Canada. In 2004, Pagulayan returned to the Philippines.
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Shane Van Boening (born 1984) is an American professional pool player from Rapid City, South Dakota.

Van Boening is hearing-impaired and uses a hearing aid, but it had never hindered his ability to succeed.[1] He is a role model to young aspiring pool players.
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Mika Immonen (born 17 December, 1972 in Helsinki, Finland) is a professional 9 ball pool player, nicknamed "the Ice Man." He won the World Pool Championships in Cardiff, Wales in 2001. That same year, was runner-up to Corey Deuel in the US Open Nine-ball Championship.
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