Carlo Biado, Shane Van Boening, and Joshua Filler were amongst the top seeds to progress through to the Last 64 of the 2022 US Open Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City.
Defending champion Biado was made to go the hard way to reach the Last 64 after falling to Joven Bustamante in Winners Qualification 9-6 before overcoming Chen Chia Hua in the Losers side to reach single elimination and face Petri Makkonen next up. Albin Ouschan also had to go through the losers section to progress after losing out to Hsieh Chia Chen 9-5 in the morning before beating Kristina Tkach to keep his hunt for a maiden US Open crown alive.
There was less trouble for Van Boening who moved through the gears to beat Mosconi Cup teammate Tyler Styer 9-2 and set up a repeat of the 2021 World Pool Masters final with Alexander Kazakis next. Shane Wolford’s hopes of reaching his first Mosconi Cup were kept alive thanks to an impressive win over Ko Ping Chung whilst Oscar Dominguez, Greg Hogue, Styer, Chris Reinhold, Bustamante, and Skyler Woodward will also be eyeing a spot on Team USA as their journeys continue. Billy Thorpe’s hopes of an automatic spot were ended by Jani Uski in a 9-0 defeat.
Filler will have to see off Kyle Akaloo if he is to continue a search for a second US Open crown whilst on Team Europe’s side for Mosconi places there’s still plenty to play for with the likes of Mario He, Kazakis, Jayson Shaw, Ouschan, David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz all in the hunt going into the final three days.
LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE
Table 1 – Jayson Shaw (GBR) vs Lee Vann Corteza (PHI) – Match No. 419
Table 2 – David Alcaide (ESP) vs Ko Ping Chung (TPE) – Match No. 425
NB 11:30 am
Table 1 – Fedor Gorst (ANA) vs Tyler Styer (USA) – Match No. 431
Table 2 – Eklent Kaci (ALB) vs Johann Chua (PHI) – Match No. 430
NB 1 pm
Table 1 – Shane Van Boening (USA) vs Alexander Kazakis (GRE) – Match No. 448
Table 2 – Chang Jung-Lin (TPE) vs Skyler Woodward (USA) – Match No. 444
The inaugural SVB Junior Open gets underway tomorrow inside the same Diamond Arena as the Last 64. All Junior competitors will receive an SVB Junior Open jersey free of charge from official apparel partner Onboard alongside the $10,000 prize fund. Van Boening’s official cue partner, Cuetec put up $5,000 alongside $5,000 from Matchroom to offer one of the most exciting prize pots in Junior Pool. The final is set to be streamed live on the Matchroom Pool YouTube channel to over 180,000 subscribers as the players enjoy a huge spotlight offered to them thanks to the main US Open being at the Last 16 and Quarter-Final stage during the last day of the Junior Open.
From Monday, 10 October to Thursday, 13 October fans will be able to enjoy the action globally on the Matchroom Pool Facebook and YouTube pages as well as Matchroom.Live with two tables streamed. Fans in China can enjoy all the action on our Weibo page.
The final two days will be live on Sky Sports in the UK, DAZN in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Spain, and Italy as well as Viaplay in Scandinavia, the Baltics and Poland, and other broadcasters worldwide which can be found here including on Matchroom.Live in countries without a broadcaster.
Limited tickets are available for the final three days of action.
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