Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues is showing his support for the U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament. When Barry Behrman first started the U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament, Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues was only 3 years old.
For those of you who do not know about the 9 Ball tournament let me tell you a little bit more. This year marks the 39th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament and the event will be held at the Marriott Chesapeake – Norfolk Convention Center in Virginia. The U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament was started in 1976 by Barry Behrman and held at Q-Master Billiards in Norfolk VA. It was always Barry Behrman’s dream to take 9-Ball Pool and Billiards to a new level. At the beginning Barry only had 15 Players and was praying for a “full field” of 16 at the time. At the very last moment Barry Behrman got what he had asked for and the U.S. Open was born. Today the U.S. Open is the longest running and most prestigious 9-ball event in the world. Barry’s dream has become a reality as the field stands strong and players from all around the world attend the U.S. Open. Barry Behrman never could have imagined it lasting 39 years and still going strong.
Mark Stoller has attended the U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament in the past and got to meet some of the greatest professional pool players. There are way too many to list but some of the greats include Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues has met Steve Mizerak , Minnesota Fats and Bill Hawkins who is a three-cushion billiard legend. Below is a picture of Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues with Steve Mizerak in 1992 when Stealth Cues had just begun.
Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues reminisced about how much fun he had at the U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament. Mark Stoller showed me a limited edition commemorative wine glass to that he received at the 25th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship. There were only 2,000 of these glasses made and he received number 116. Below is a picture of the glass and certificate.
Even though Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues will be supporting the U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament long distance this year due to the fact that he lives on the west coast he will be there in spirit to cheer them on. Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues wishes all of the player good luck; he supports all of you and wishes you well. However, Mark Stoller will be designing a special one of a kind Mutumba Stealth Cue especially for Barry Behrman and will have it presented to him at the 39th annual U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament. Next year Mark Stoller of Stealth Cues is planning on being there for the 40th anniversary for the U.S. Open 9 Ball Tournament.
You can find out more information about the U.S. Open 9 Ball tournament by visiting www.usopen9ballchampionships.com or check back for updates on www.stealthcues.com.
Written by: Senica Styles