The Wyoming Open has the full support of an entire town & Mayor Glode to give the pros the royal treatment
Saratoga, Wyoming- The biggest names in pool stole the show in the 3 Masters Divisions over the course of 3 days of the Andy ClothWyoming Open .Johnny Archer took down the Saratoga title, Morris took his 6th Wyoming title in the 10-Ball, and local favorite Marc Vidal won his first Wyoming title in the 8-Ball. 200 players in 4 divisions ranging from beginner levels to professional gave everyone in the Rocky Mountain states an opportunity to compete for nearly $30,000 in prize money. Event promoter Mayor Ed J. Glode successfully continues his 8th consecutive spectacle along with co-promoter Dragon Promotions . The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth and Viking Cues. Local partners include Duke’s Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware.
In the 10-Ball Masters, Rodney Morris and Corey Deuel showdowned in the finals. Morris has traditionally owned the Friday night start-up events of the Wyoming Open, and this would be no different. Morris would take home his 6th Wyoming Open title.
In the Saratoga Masters, utilizing a creative blend of 8-Ball & 9-Ball, Corey Deuel looked strong going undefeated to the finals defeating Danny Olson and Archer on the way. Morris knocked out Oscar Dominguez before losing to Archer in the semi-finals. Archer bounced back from his loss to Deuel, and won 7-4 in the finals. This would be Archer’s second title win in the game of Saratoga.
In the 8-Ball Masters, Marc Vidal didn’t want to let the title slip through his fingers as it did the year before, and this time he would take home the trophy to Colorado. He got a bye, defeated Mayor Glode, Mark Tadd, Chad Shoulders, and went to a thriller 6-6 with legendary Johnny Archer and took advantage of a dry break from Archer to runout for the victory.
The Iceman got a special toast for baddest beat for rookie visitor. Mika took it all in stride and still had a awesome time and made the fans and players laugh
Amateur Wyoming Open Champions: Perry Gilbert from Casper WY won the Expert division; Joe Richards from Colorado won the Classic Division; Isabella Gutierrez won the Sportsman Division. Caela Huddleston highest finishing woman in the Expert Division won a $500 bonus.
The Wyoming State Junior Championship Winner results: 18 & under: Richard Gonzalez; 12 & Under Alex Ingle ; Pee-wee 9 & under: Bailey Glode
The Wyoming Open is the only event in the Rocky Mountains where fans and players in the region can rub shoulders with the biggest stars of the game
The event is majorly supported by the town’s own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Pik Ranch, Carbon County, Bella’s Bistro, Lollypops, Shandiin Massage, and Shively Hardware.
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