Player Eligibility

All pool players, male or female, of any age and skill level, are welcome to participate in all Tour events, and membership is always free!

Open and Amateur Status Players

An “open status player” may be a player who falls under one of the categories below. Open status players are not permitted to compete in the amateur division.

  • Any Local, State, or National Title Holders (Houston Open, Texas Open, White Diamond, APA, BCA, U.S. Opens, comparable U.S. billiard tours)
  • Current and Former Professional Players
  • Mosconi Cup Players and Contenders
  • Highly skilled, or “known” players
  • Multiple event winners on Tour who have graduated to open status
  • Players moved to open status at the director’s discretion
  • Current open status players on Tour

An “amateur status player” may participate in both the open and amateur divisions. Amateur status players may also graduate to open status, through their progress on Tour. The tournament director will coordinate match schedules for amateur players competing in both divisions, during an event weekend.

Below is a list of players who have competed on Tour, and are considered open status players. This list will give you a better idea of who we consider to be, open status. If you have a question about your status, please contact us through our website.

  1. Amar Kang
  2. Andy Jethwa
  3. Barry Strickland
  4. Billy Sharp
  5. Blaine Barcus
  6. Brent Forster
  7. Brent Thomas
  8. Brian Sanders
  9. J. Wiley
  10. Chase Rudder
  11. Cielo Velasquez
  12. Cliff Joyner
  13. Clint Freeman
  14. Danny Lee
  15. Danny Tam
  16. David Gutierrez
  17. David Henson
  18. David Parker
  19. Denis Strickland
  20. Doug Young
  21. Eric Charlton
  22. Ernesto Bayaua
  23. Jacob Watson
  24. James Davis, Jr.
  25. James Davis, Sr.
  26. Jamie Baraks
  27. Jeremy Jones
  28. Joey Torres
  29. John McDowell
  30. John Newsome
  31. Josh Roberts
  32. Junior Jueco
  33. Justin Espinosa
  34. Justin Whitehead
  35. Kevin Guimond
  36. Manny Chau
  37. Marc Garza
  38. Mike Alonzo
  39. Nick Hood
  40. Rafael Martinez
  41. Richie Richeson
  42. Robert Clark
  43. Rodney Morris
  44. Shane VanBoening
  45. Shawn Putnam
  46. Sylver Ochoa
  47. Tommy Tokoph
  48. Yousef Jalal