A full-field of 128-players began play early Friday morning at the U.S. Amateur Championship.  Players have come from 31 states and one Canadian province chasing the dream of having their name added to the Larry Hubbart Trophy and title U.S. Amateur Champion to their billiard resume.

Nearly 1,800 players attempted to qualify for this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship.  Names to watch this year include five former champions (Bayaua, Brodt, Hall, Rowell, Richko) and defending champion Kenneth Brisbon of Oxford, Mich.

Tournament play is a race-to-7 with a combination of five games of 8-Ball and eight games of 9-Ball double-elimination.  The finals will be a race-to-11 with eight games of 8-Ball and 13 games of 9-Ball in a winner-take-all single elimination final.

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