Vietnamese cueists to take part in prestigious US Open Pool Championship

March 23, 2023 - 13:22
Five Vietnamese cuiests have earned their berths to compete at the US Open Pool Championship 2023.


Dương Quốc Hoàng is one of Việt Nam's representatives at the US Open Pool Championship 2023 in September in New Jersey. Photo

HÀ NỘI — Five Vietnamese cueists have earned their berths to compete at the US Open Pool Championship 2023.

Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, Đặng Thành Kiên, Lường Đức Thiện, Nguyễn Hoàng Phong and Dương Quốc Hoàng received the organisers' confirmation on March 22.

They are among 256 athletes to play at the 47-year-old tournament from September 25-30 at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

A total of US$125,000 will be delivered to high-ranking athletes with the champions bagging $50,000.

Last year, five Vietnamese also successful bagged their slots. Hoàng had the best performance as he entered the round of the final 16.

The US Open Pool Championship is an annual professional men's nine-ball pool tournament that began in its current form in 1976. It is one of the most sought-after titles in nine-ball and in pool generally.

Many famous athletes have taken part in the event, such as Efren Reyes of the Philippines, Shane Van Boening and Earl Strickland of the US, Francisco Sanchez Ruiz of Spain, Joshua Filler of Germany and Jayson Shaw of Scotland.

Traditionally, the winners are given a green blazer and are awarded free entry to all future US Open tournaments. VNS