An International event, the first for the city of Houston, Texas, was held at US Bida (US Billiards.). Players from Vietnam, Ecuador and the United States met on eight Verhoeven tables from November 17 to 19. The event was won by visiting Vietnamese player Minh Cam Ma. Cam had just come off an incredible 3rd place finish in the World Championship held in Bolivia only two weeks before. He went undefeated in the tournament with a final win against US and Pan-American Champion Pedro Piedrabuena who placed second.
Pictured above (L to R): Pedro Piedrabuena (2nd), Minh Cam Ma (1st), Anh Vu Duong (3rd) and Quyet Chien Tran (4th). in the gallery that follows we have all the charts from the event and photos of the venue and players. (Click any image to start the slide show.)