IPT North American 8-ball Open - Odds Announced
Stan James the Gibralter based Bookmaker have announced odds for the International Pool Tour North American 8-Ball Open.
Currently available are outright tournament odds only and there are a number of tasty bets available in the field of 200 players.
Joint Favourites for the title are:
Johnny Archer (USA), Efren Reyes (PHI) & Francisco Bustamnate (PHI) all at 14-1.
Of the favourites the best bet in my opinion is Efren Reyes after he won the IPT King of the Hill event in December last year.
Another Philipino, Marlon Manalo, who only lost 1 match (to Reyes) in the King of the Hill is also good value at 16-1.
There are a large number of British players playing in the event with World Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan at 50-1. This will be his first major pool tournament so it will be interesting to see how he fairs on the smaller tables.
Other Brits are not rated by the bookies but at 150-1 former world 8-ball pool champion Mick Hill looks a good each way bet. Each way pays 1/4 the odds on the top four finishers.
Many people's outsider on forums in the states in Larry Nevel, little known over here but he had to win a qualifier to play in this event and at 200-1 is very good value indeed.
The full list of odds is available here