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2013 US Open 9-Ball Championships Set for October 13-19

Posted on by Alison Fischer

In a little over two weeks, one of the world’s greatest professional pool events will take center stage for the 38th year…the US Open 9-Ball Championships. The 2013 edition of the event, which annually draws top-caliber players from around the world, is slated to be held at the Chesapeake Marriott in Chesapeake, VA.

Shane Van Boening was the star of the 2012 US Open 9-Ball, as he captured the prestigious title for the second time, with his first win being in 2007. Click here to read our final coverage of the 2012 US Open.

The ticket details and venue information for the 2013 US Open have been released by founder Barry Behrman and his daughter & co-promoter Shannon Behrman-Paschall. Read on for the details in the announcements below.


Hello Everyone!

We hope that you are all doing great and are looking forward to the 2013 U.S. Open just as much as we are! The dates are October 13-19, 2013. This year’s event will be held at the gorgeous Chesapeake Marriott.

We know we have a lot to prove and we intend to do just that!

VIP seats are selling quickly! We worked very hard to ensure that there would not be a bad seat in the house.  The Norfolk Chesapeake Marriott’s beautiful 7,200 sq. ft. ballroom will seat over 600 fans; this year’s U.S. Open is going to be great!  The risers will be built professionally by Commonwealth Events, the company that we used while at the Chesapeake Conference Center. There will be several 10ft. screens around the ballroom showcasing all the tables. We suggest that you buy your VIP seat as soon as possible as they are selling very rapidly.  Seat prices range from $150 – $200 for the week and can be purchased by clicking this link: BUY A VIP SEAT!

VIP Ticket prices will be as followed:

Sunday – Saturday $200
Monday – Saturday $180
Tuesday – Saturday $170
Wednesday – Saturday $160
Thursday – Saturday $150

All VIP seating will be reserved and include chairs and tables that will surround Television table. VIP members are free to move around ballroom to view additional matches.

General Admission is $120 for the week. General Admission does not give you a reserved seat.

GA Ticket price per session- $10

Daily Match Times:
Day Session: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Night Session: 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
(As usual, match times are based off size of field)
(All online purchases are subject to a 20% cancellation fee in addition to the credit card processing fees)

To view the floor plan, please follow this link:

The Chesapeake Marriott is our Host Hotel and has offered to give all the U.S. Open players and fans a fantastic deal, as you all deserve the very best!

Make sure you let them know you are with the US Open to get discounted rate!

725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

(757) 523-1500 or 888-245-2617 or 888-245-2617 reference US Open

Book Deluxe Room 1-3 nights at Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake for $109 per night
Book Deluxe Room for 4 nights at Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake for $99 per night
Book Deluxe Room for 5-9 nights at Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake for $89 per night

Co-Host Hotel (Directly next to the host hotel and venue)
Hampton Inn
701 Woodlake Dr
Chesapeake, VA
(757) 420-1550
$79 per night (Use code USO)

We cannot wait to see you all!

Barry & Shannon

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U.S. Open 9-Ball Past Champions

Gentleman, as we approach our 38th annual, I have decided for the 14 active players out of our 23 champions, that those who play in the U.S. Open 9-ball Championships this year and in 2014, we Will Pay for your entry fee at the 40th annual in 2015.

I would love to see all of our active past champions playing as well as our loyal fans and it would put a special mark in any heart and no one would be happier than myself.

This year especially we have a lot to prove. Shannon and I are going to put on the best U.S. Open this year at the Marriott in Chesapeake, Va, (formerly the Holiday Inn) where we held the event from 1991-1995, some of our greatest years. In 1991, Buddy Hall defeated Dennis Hatch 9-8 with Buddy running out after Dennis broke the final rack without pocketing any balls. In 1992, Tommy “Praise the Lord” Kennedy defeated our number one player, Johnny Archer 9-1 and in 1993, the mighty Earl Strickland won his third of five titles defeating Tony Ellin after being down 8-6 and won 11-8. In 1994, the greatest player in pools’ history, Efren “Bata” Reyes, defeated Mr. Nick Varner 9-6 to win his first major title in America, and in 1995, Mr. Reed Pierce, a great bar table champion, went through the field to defeat Efren Reyes 9-6.

A lot of great history has been achieved inside this beautiful 7,200 sq ft ballroom where we will be returning to October 13-19 this year.

Our floor plan is going to be “the nuts” having 9 tables including the AccuStats arena and seats for 600. Another ballroom will hold 3 additional tables and by simply adding one more day session, 10am, noon, 2pm , and 4pm, we will get the job done. We will also have six 10-12ft projection screens to display matches for everyone to see. There will not be a single bad seat in the house.

We would love to fill up the field again as our plan is to add $60,000.00 with 225 players and with a full field of 256 players we will be adding $75,000.00, a Tier Two WPA ranking event, who will be sanctioning the event again this year. We would like to thank both Mr. Ian Anderson, President of the WPA, and Mr. Skip Nemelek, America’s WPA Representative.

We will also be paying homage to the BCA and the ABP. We are excited to be working will all associations for this years event and it certainly is something that our industry needs. We would love to see more unification years to come, not only with the U.S. Open 9-ball championships, but other events as well.

Most importantly, players will be paid within full two hours after elimination. We are going to have a wonderful time at this years 38th annual U.S. Open 9-ball championships and we invite you to join us!

About Alison Fischer

NYC Grind Editor & Contributor
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