U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship Celebrates 40 Years
- October 31, 2015
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Billiards has always been a sport that remained a part of society and though its popularity wavers, the sport itself never dies. This year the “U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship” celebrates its 40th year as a professional sporting event. Forty years into its lifespan this tournament is more popular than it has ever been.
This tournament originally was called the “Q-Masters Billiards Ball” in Norfolk, forty years later and it now goes by a different name. Throughout the last four decades this sporting event has been able to retain and increase its popularity. As of right now a total of thirty two countries this year are sending out players to the U.S. Open 9-Ball in hopes that they’ll win. Shane Van Boening, the best billiards player in the world currently is playing in this championship. He shall be going to win his 5th Open Championship in a row. If he does this then he will have broken a record and stand as the best billiards player in history.
Though this sport tends to only be played by the youth in bars, it becomes a found memory and eventually play this game again. Those who fall in love with billiards all over again watch these tournaments in person, become professional players or just watch what’s happening at the tournament on their televisions. The hope is always more and more people will have that found memory so that this sport can continue to rise in popularity.
Congratulations are in order for the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, it’s an honour that they’ve been able to run this tournament for the last forty years.