Saturday, June 6, 2009
Hello again. If you haven't heard by now your about to. I had a good tourney. I played John Morra yesterday and damn it was close. 13-12 my favor. This was one of the first times that he and I had a conversation away from the table. He seems to be a pretty good fella. Definately a credit to our sport. Back to the match. I trailed the whole time 3-0, 6-3, tied it up at 9-9, went ahead 10-9 and then 12-10. He then came back to hill hill with me breaking and whatta ya know Stevie got a break n run on the hill to win. Then I played Roberto Gomez who was the runner up at the 2007 World 9 ball Championships. Funny guy. Anyway he was ahead 6-0 and all of a sudden Stevie gets 2 games 6-2. Next thing I know its 8-8. Yeah baby! We traded racks 10-10 then I get to the hill 12-10. He wins the next game with a break n run. Whatta ya know Stevie break n runs on the hill again! Heh Heh! My next match was Thorsten Hohmann. I started this match slow too. Down 7-2 Next thing I know its 10-8 him and then 12-10 him all of a sudden its 12-12 me breaking. You know what I was thinking. Another break n run. Well I had my chance. I made a ball on the break got a shot on the one. I had two options for position. One with left follow or the other with bottom left and now that I look back I made the wrong choice. I ended with a shot but very tough. I made the shot but come up short . I made a good kick but ended up giving up the shot. One eighth of an inch one way or the other I would have made the ball or got a safe. It hit the point on the side pocket where it had a chance to go in or go up table behind the 7 and the 5. Whatta ya know he ran out. Still was a great match. He is a pleasure to play. One of the best players and people that I know. Until next time. Jax Fla at the Seminole Tourney Bank Shot Billiards. Holla!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Its the third day and we are still in thanks to some good play yesterday. I played three matches with wins over Randy Jaragoske 13-8 Tommy Najar 13-6 and Max Eberle 13-9. My match with Max was pretty exciting. I was up 10-2 broke the balls perfect and was kissed in the side. He ran that rack broke and ran the next rack. I break and scratch again he runs out break and break and runs out again. How many games is that for him? Oh yeah. Now its 10-6. Whatta ya know its my break again and what do I do Yep you guessed it. Break and scratch. He runs that rack and break and runs again. I do break and run the next rack to go 11-8. His next break is dry and leaves me safe. I play safe like four or five times with him kicking out of it. The last time he hooks me really good where i kick and scratch. He runs out.11-9. I break and run to go on the hill. He breaks and scratches and I run out for the win. Damn that was frustrating. So today I play John Morra. 19 year old from Canada. He beat me last time so hopefully there will be a different outcome today. Stay tuned.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Its been a while since my last post. To be precise its been about two months. Well I'm back and its day two here in Vegas and I have lost my second match to Mike Dechaine. Young good player. I played ok but broke the balls like a punk. I was ahead 9-8 and scratched on my last two breaks. I did have a half ass chance when it was 11-9 him. I had to play a break out on the two that was very difficult and missed it. I got unlucky on the safety and left a bank which he banked in and ran out. he then broke played a good safety that I kicked and hit but left him a shot that he made and ran out again. Thats life though. Anyway he played better than me this particular match. I play at 2pm. This will be a long day if I keep winning so i will update when I can.