For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Honeman
Phone: (720) 773-7779
May 17, 2017 (Denver, CO): On the weekend of June 17-18, 2017, FELT in Englewood, Colorado will play host to the first of its kind, competitive 8-Ball tournament presented by Stapleton Billiards. This premier event looks to boast a full field of 64 players in the main event with an exciting new format, along with the Sports Optical Challenge on Sunday, also limited to 64 players. Enthusiasts of all levels from across Colorado and neighboring states, along with family, friends and spectators will be present for this fun, jam-packed weekend of some serious pool.
The main event will be played on 9’ Diamond and Brunswick tables. Entry fees will be based on (3) player skill levels: Gold, Silver, Bronze. All youth players age 17 & under receive free entry into the main event. In an effort to encourage more participation from players of all levels, Gold level players will not be permitted to compete in Sports Optical Challenge event. All players who compete in the main event will receive free entry into the Sunday event, played on 7’ Diamond ProAm tables. Additional sponsored money will be added to the prize fund for both events.
As part of the main event, Molinari Cues is the official sponsor of the opt-in Qualifier for the WPS (World Pool Series) Ryo Rack Classic on July 12. The highest finishing player who pays their $50 qualifier fee will receive paid entry (of $750) along with $250 travel stipend to represent their hometown at this upcoming pro event.
As part of the buy-back format, players receive (1) opportunity to buy-back into prelim rounds immediately following a loss. Top 25% of the field will advance to the FINAL BOARD on Sunday for a single-elimination bracket. This format is commonly used in poker tournaments. The event will recognize top Silver, Bronze, Youth and Lady players. Door prizes will be awarded all weekend courtesy of local sponsors. Additional fun giveaways are planned for the weekend.
Entry fees will be collected through the ZenSports app. All entries paid by midnight on June 15 will receive a $5 early bird discount. Onsite entries will be accepted based on availability. See event page for complete tournament details, along with player list of skill levels and registration instructions:
“This is going to be such a fun weekend and I’m excited to be a part of it! We’re anticipating players to come out of the woodworks for this one. We have a lot of special things planned for the players and we’re looking forward to introducing buy-back format to Colorado,” added Chris Honeman, event PR contact.
Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available for as little as $100. Please see link for complete sponsorship package: http://stapletonbilliards.com/2017-co8b-felt/
The 2017 Colorado 8-Ball Open proudly recognizes the businesses who have helped to make this event possible: Molinari Cues, Stapleton Billiards, Felt Billiards, Damy McDaniel State Farm Agency, Sports Optical, Fodor Billiards, Dr. Dave Billiard University, the Gothic Theatre, HighRockStore.com and Trader Joe’s of Denver. Additional tickets will be sold for the door prize drawings to raise funds and awareness for the Billiard Education Foundation.
About the FELT
FELT is the premier pool room, bar, and restaurant in the Denver metro area! They feature foosball, free darts, and several video games. They also offer a diverse liquor and beer selection, including 10 beers on tap. They also have a full menu with delicious appetizers, salads, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, mexican, desserts, and more. FELT offers leagues and tournaments every night of the week and you’re sure to find your favorite games on any of their 13 flat-screen TVs.
About the Stapleton Billiards
Stapleton residents, Marc & Samm Vidal, offer a complete resource for families seeking a timeless activity they can all enjoy together. They offer everything from billiard equipment and accessories to professional instruction for the leisure and competitive player. Focusing mostly on Colorado and nearby states, they are official dealers for Diamond, G2, Predator, OB, Tiger and many other products.