Saratoga, Wyoming- Mika Immonen, Shane Van Boening, Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel, Oscar Dominguez, Raj Hundal, Donny Olson and Shanelle Loraine are some of the mega pool stars appearing at this year’s Andy Cloth Wyoming Open! 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 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.
“Players love the camaraderie felt amongst the players, but we’ve also added some improvements such as the Expert Division for those that are better amateurs but still not ready for the pros. That’s why we add more tournaments and work hard in communicating with players and fans through our social media. Also, the WyomingOpen.com is live online!” says Mayor Ed J. Glode , the Wyoming Open Founder & Promoter.
“There’s definitely differences between the Andy Cloth Wyoming Open and other events in the region. We work hard on additives such as a timed bracket so players know when they are expected to play. We also are giving bonus money to highest finishing women and our Wyoming State Junior Championship for the kids and their parents. We wanted to stray away from typical big events that focus just on money, and add more values for the player experience”, said Monte Thayer, Tournament Director for the Wyoming Open.
The Wyoming Open this year is drawing the best field ever in the Masters Division with 3x reigning US Open Champion “South Dakota Kid” Shane Van Boening and new visitors such as 4x World Champion Johnny Archer of Atlanta and new Hall of Famer Mika Immonen of Finland. More pros will attend this year than ever before!
For more info and to follow the WY Open goto www.facebook.com/wyomingopen
This year a “Hard Luck” second chance 9-Ball will take place on Sunday for players knocked out with the Wyoming Open adding $400 to the pot to ease the pain.
$500 will be awarded to the highest finishing female in the Expert division.
The Andy Cloth Wyoming Open has something for everyone. 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
Past champions of the event include some stellar names :
2008 Damian Pongpanik
2009 Shane Van Boening
2010 Rodney Morris
2011 Charlie Williams
2012 Rodney Morris
2013 Shane Van Boening
2014 Donny Olson (8-Ball) & Rodney Morris (Saratoga)
“I’m always impressed how much care and passion Mayor Glode puts in each year. I can honestly say the Wyoming Open has improved every year I’ve attended, ” says Charlie Williams, Executive Producer from Dragon Promotions. “Plus, it’s the only billiards event that I know of in the world where the mayor puts it on with support from most of the city. Pretty darn cool!”
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.
For more info or to play in the Wyoming Open contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-329-8924
About the Organizer:
Established in 1925, Shively Hardware is located in Saratoga, Wyoming and is the foremost dealer of ATVs, Utility Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Farm Equipment and Trailer dealer. Shively is an authorized dealer for brands such as Polaris, Haulmark, Stihl, Case, Agco, Hesston, and Triton Trailers manufacturer lines.
Shively Hardware began small but was on a mission to satisfy each and every customer’s special wants and needs. Shively Hardware still holds true to that original theory of business. With one of the largest customer bases in the Rocky Mountains, Shively Hardware credits its success and growth to word of mouth of their excellent service to their clientele and the community. Whether it be farm equipment,sports equipment, appliances, or hardware needs, Shively’s motto is “To truly serve each and every customer the best we can.” Visit http://www.shivelyhardware.com/
Andy Cloth was founded in 1973 and has become one of the premier professional playing cloths in the world today. AndyCloth USA is based in Saratoga, Wyoming and has quickly impressed critics and professional players worldwide. Andy Cloth is used exclusively in major international events such as The Queens Cup, Women’s World 9-Ball Championship, USA’s 103 year old World Tournament of 14.1 , The China Open,The BeijingOpen, the International 10-Ball Championships in Philippines, the Wyoming Open, the High Desert Shootout, the Women’s International Pool Championship, and many more. Andy Pro Tour Cloth is specially designed for the American pool player market. It is engineered for weather conditions, longevity, ball reaction, and speed. It is the most superior professional performance playing surface on Earth. Visit www.andyclothusa.com