Former USBA national champion George Ashby won the USBA open tournament held at Rushville Billiards in Rushville, Illinois, from January 11 to 13. Ten players gathered to play a round robin, and after two and a half days of play, Ashby emerged undefeated (9-0) with a .840 grand average.
Lupe Cruz finished second with a 8-1 record, losing only to Ashby 25 to 19. Cruz had the best overall grand average (.924) and the best game (1.136). Veteran George Theobald finished third with a 6-3 record just edging Justin Tobin, who also posted 6-3 record. Though Theobald lost to Tobin, he finished with 195 points to Tobin's 191 to secure third place. Rounding out the field were Jose Cruz (5-4, 5th place), Lee Tobin (3-6, 6th place), Gary Eake (3-6, 7th place), Kevin Zaputil (3-6, 8th place), Joe Van VanVooren (2-7, 9th place), and Joe Dymit (0-9, 10th place).