Saratoga, Wyoming- Day 1 of the Andy Cloth Wyoming Open kicked off with 200 players in 4 divisions ranging from beginner levels to professional. The Sportsman, Classic, Expert divisions were completely full with only a few spots open in the Masters Pro divisions. The 10-Ball Masters kicked off at Duke’s Bar & Grill and saw Rodney Morris again rocket through the field with Corey Deuel right on track with him. 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, Saratoga, and the Wyoming State Junior Championships will be the disciplines to master at the 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza taking place on March 27th-29th, 2015. It is widely considered to be the most anticipated tournament that players in this part of America looks forward to each year. Event promoter Mayor Ed J. Glode manages to bring players of all levels nationwide to Saratoga, including some of the biggest names in the sport. The event is co-promoted by Dragon Promotions and is renown to be the biggest pro/Amateur pool event in the surrounding states drawing over 150 players. From beginner, intermediate, expert and pro/open level tournaments will all be available . The Wyoming Open is kicking in $10,000 this year to the entry fees to sweeten the purse even more than before. Nearly $30,000 will be paid in cash prizes. The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth andViking Cues. Local partners include Duke’s Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware.
Deuel got by his first two matches easily before facing his first challenge with runner-up of 2014 Wyoming Open Marc Vidal. After getting by Marc, he faced one of his tour nemesis and fellow US Open Champion Mika Immonen. Mika had eliminated Archer before going to a battle to hill-hill with Deuel. Mika had the match wrapped up but accidentally double hit the cueball on a strange foul giving Deuel the win. Oscar Dominguez had beaten Raj Hundal but fell to Morris. Rocket then eliminated Johnny Vasquez to reach his 5th finals of the Friday night divisions of the Wyoming Open in 8 years.
The Saratoga Masters Division will be the next pro event using Saratoga Game Balls. The 8-Ball Masters will follow on Sunday.
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5 spots left in the Masters to play with the Big Boys! 1 spot left in the Expert division. Sponsored by Riviera Lodge, Bella’s Bistro, Viking Cues Manufacturing, LLC,Lollypops and Massage by Shandiin (307-710-5665).