CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 23, 2014) – Corey Deuel (USA), Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Warren Kiamco (PHI), and Jung-Lin Chang (TPE) have officially confirmed as four (4) of only sixteen (16) players that will compete in the inaugural CSI Invitationals which will take place July 18-25, 2014 during the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Below are just a few highlights of their recent accomplishments.
Each CSI Invitational event (10-Ball & 8-Ball) will be $16,000 added ($32,000 total) and feature 16 of the world’s best players to compete in a round robin format (four groups of four). Each group will consist of a North American, European, Filipino, and Asian player with the top finisher from each group advancing to a single elimination bracket. In each event, every player will receive prize money with first place winning $8,000. Players announced thus far include:
|1. Mike Dechaine||1. Darren Appleton||1. Francisco Bustamante||1. Pin-Yi Ko|
|2. Shane Van Boening||2. Ralf Souquet||2. Efren Reyes||2. Yu-Hsuan Cheng|
|3. Corey Deuel||3. Thorsten Hohmann||3. Warren Kiamco||3. Jung-Lin Chang|
|4. ???||4. ???||4. ???||4. ???|
CSI has sent invitations to players selected not only for their proven skills and accomplishments, but also for the respect and dignity they display as professional pool players. For at least one hour per day during these events, they will provide free lessons, demonstrations, autographs, etc. for the BCAPL & USAPL amateur players. Additional player announcements will be made as they confirm.
CSI is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 9 years CSI has directly paid out $9,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.