15th Annual Derby City Classic Kicks Off This Friday, Jan. 25 at the Horseshoe Casino

Posted on by Alison Fischer

For many professional pool players and fans, the pinnacle of the year’s tournament schedule comes in January: The Derby City Classic. In terms of the variety of exciting events featuring many of the best players in the world and around the clock action, you can’t find any event to compare to the nine-day Derby City Classic, which is in its 15th edition in 2013.

Players and fans from all over the country are preparing for their trek to the DCC at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana, located outside of Louisville, Kentucky, as the event will get underway this Friday, Jan. 25 and run through Saturday, Feb. 2.

With events ranging from 9-Ball, 10-Ball, One Pocket, Bank Pool, and Straight Pool, the Derby is a pool nut’s paradise. Although the main headlining three events of the Derby are in 9-Ball Banks, One Pocket, and 9-Ball (which is a BCA ranking event in 2013), there are also numerous mini tournaments in other disciplines. Among these events will be the $10,000-added Diamond 10-Ball Challenge, to be played on 10′ tables, along with for the One-Handed One Pocket Mini Tournament.

Below is schedule for the three main events at the DCC. Click here for the detailed day-by-day schedule on the DCC website.

Jan. 25-28: 9-Ball Banks Division
Jan. 27-31: One Pocket Division
Jan. 30-Feb. 2: 9-Ball Division

2012 DCC Master of the Table Shane Van Boening - Photo courtesy Ricky Bryant, RB Promotions

The most prestigious honor of the Derby City Classic is to be named the All-Around Champion – Master of the Table: the player to place the all-around highest in each of the three main events. In 2012, it would be Shane Van Boening, who incredibly won two of the three events, and took 2nd in the other. Click here to read more in our story about Van Boening’s historical victory.

The winner of the 2013 All-Around title will be awarded a prize of $20,000…and there is no doubt that all eyes will be on Van Boening to see if he can again become the Master of the Table at the Derby City Classic for the second year in a row.

For more details on the 2013 DCC, check out their website at www.DCCtickets.com.

About Alison Fischer

NYC Grind Editor & Contributor
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