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Van Boening grabs US Open One Pocket title

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Date: Saturday, March 31 2018 @ 10:46:40 UTC
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2018 US Open One Pocket Championship
Griff's Las Vegas
3650 South Decatur Blvd.
?Las Vegas
Nevada
USA
www.griffslv.com
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2018 US Open One Pocket Championship - 22-25 March 2018


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Van Boening grabs US Open One Pocket title
Report by Mary Coffman - CueSports International

Shane Van Boening captured another US Open title, making an undefeated run to win the US Open One Pocket Championship on Sunday in Las Vegas.

The US Open One Pocket Championship started Mar. 23-25 at Griff’s in Las Vegas. CueSports International added $5,000 to the One Pocket Championship and $2,500 to the Bank Pool Championship, which Van Boening also won earlier in the week.

Van Boening swept through the 29-player field, giving up only three games during the entire tournament. His path included wins over: Jay Helfert, 4-0; Nick Beretanos, 4-1; Dee Adkins, 4-0; Ronnie Alcano, 4-0; before beating Oscar Dominguez, 4-1, to capture the hot seat.



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Alcano, of the Philippines, would meet Van Boening in the final. Alcano bested: Jimmy Moore, 4-0; Wayne Pullen, 4-1; and Gus Briseno, 4-3, before Van Boening put in him the loser’s bracket, 4-0. On the B-side of the bracket, Alcano beat: Warren Kiamco, 3-2; Brandon Shuff, 3-1; and Dominguez, 3-1, to captured a spot in the finals.

During the finals, Van Boening played nearly perfect, keeping tight control of the table. Alcano won just one game in the single-race-to-five finals format.

1. Shane Van Boening, $6,000
2. Ronnie Alcano, $3,000
3. Oscar Dominguez, $2,000
4. Brandon Shuff, $1,000
5. Dee Adkins, $500
6. Warren Kiamco, $500
7. Bob Herchik, $350
8. Ian Costello, $350

Tournament organizer Mark Griffin, who also owns Griff’s in Las Vegas, said the US Open Bank Pool Championship and US Open One Pocket Championship will be held at Griff’s again in 2019, although dates have not been set yet. Both events will be $5,000 added, Griffin said.

“Jay Helfert has offered to add $2,500 to the Bank Pool Championship next year,” Griffin said. “It’s very generous of him and will help us draw a larger field in the future.”

For more information, contact Mary Coffman, CSI Marketing Manager, at 702-719-7665 or by email at mary@playcsipool.com.


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