He earned $50,000 by defeating reigning world 9-ball champion Ronnie Alcano 13-10 in the final. Alcano earned $25,000. Surprise package Tomoki Mekari from Japan got $10,000 for third.
Defending champion John Schmidt (USA) had a disappointing tournament, ending up in 65th place.
Van Boening went undefeated in the tournament with some excellent play. For instance he played flawless pool in the 9-4 victory over Alcano in the winners bracket, maybe making one lose safety. He received a standing ovation from the crowd afterwards.
This win crowned an impressive season for the 24-year old Van Boening. He also won the World 10-ball Championship and finished second in the EnjoyPool.com 9-Ball Championship. The victory secured him a place on the US Mosconi Cup team.
The tournament was played 14-20 October at the Chesapeake Conference Center, in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA.
- US Open 9-Ball Championships (Official page)
- Shane begins his reign: Van Boening wins $50,000 U.S. Open title (AzBilliards)
- Shane begins his reign: Van Boening wins $50,000 U.S. Open title (Billiards Digest)
- U.S. Open and Shut: Shane Makes His Case (Billiards Digest - PDF)
- Van Boening Eclipses Alcano, Claims 32nd U.S. Open Title (Inside Pool Magazine)
- Boening wins $50,000 and the U.S. Open title (Professor-Q-Ball)
- Van Boening beats Alcano in the Finals of US Open 9-Ball (Billiards Philippines)
- Sioux Falls Native Wins 9 Ball Championship (KSFY.com)
- Shane Van Boening : La relève américaine est là ! (Kozoom - French)
- Van Boening wint US Open (Poolkrant - Dutch)
- US Open 2007 (BiliardoWeb Magazine - Italian)
- US Open 9-Ball (souquet.de)
- US-Open 9-Ball Championship (Thorsten Hohmann)
- Tony Crosby (See archive for articles)
- Pool Junkie - 32nd U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships (OMGWTF)
- Home from the US Open (...and more!) (The Tip Jar)
- Updates from the U.S. Open (Billiard Instruction and Tournament Blog)
- Billiard Club Network (Videos of feature matches)
- Episode 12, Run Out Radio (Podcast about US Open etc)
- AZBtv.com (Video clips)
- US Open (AzBilliards Forums)
- US Open Nine-ball Championship (Wikipedia)
- Shane Van Boening (Wikipedia)