Monday, August 31, 2009
Its over and the dust has settled and you know it was me that came out of the rubble triumphant. I do have to give it up to my new found friend Dave Grau. What a great competitor. We had two awesome matches in the finals but only one could come out the winner and this was mine to have. I look forward to having many moore great matches with Dave. There is no doubt he is a force for anyone to reckon with. Good luck to him and his in the future. Thanks for the support from the 2009 NY State Champion.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Its down to the final 16 today and I play Tony Robles "The Silent Assasin". He is known for his straight pool skills so I will definately have to be on my game today.The format has changed to a single elimination race to 200. Keep your fingers and toes crossed its going to be a hell of ride. Over and runnin out!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We lovin life right now. Made it through to final 16. Play either at 1130 or 130 tomorrow. Not sure who I play and really doesn't matter just have to play my own game and get it done. Will keep you posted. By the way, I ran 71 and out to win my last match after being down 109 to 89. C'mon.
Day 4 and I won my 10am match against Robert Madenjian 100-94. I played Stephen Cohen in my second round and lost again. I was ahead 80-30 and got a couple of bad rolls on my break shot and he ended up running 67 and out to win 150-83. I play Bobby Chamberlain at 7pm to get to the final 16. Over and runnin out.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I went 1-1 today losing to Stephen Cohen from France 100-52. I had numerous chances and just couldn't put anything together. I did rebound with a win against Earl Herring 100-84. My record of 4-1 gets me into the double elimination round that starts tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Its day two and I've won all three matches. My first match was against Bob Jewett from California. I won by a score of 100 to 37. My second opponent was Dan Walsh from Chicago. I won this match 100 to minus 5 and my third match was with Jeremy Sossei and I beat him 100-0. Also having my highest run in straight pool being 85. - play at 10am against Steven Cohen from France. Will let you know how it goes.
I just got my first industry sponsorship deal today. I am so excited. Universal Billiards.com. I would like to welcome them aboard and say thanks to the peeps that made it happen. First off David Bell. If it wasn't for his funny ass attitude I don't suppose he would still be friends with Mike who in turn knew Danny. Thank all three of you for your hard work and dedication to making this happen. Also, the guys that have been helping me the last three years. Layer 3 Communications, Mr Cues II, The Whole Thang, Red's Grill, Red Everett, Michael Byars, Mike Hart,Volker Werner,Susan and Richard Sweet, Jeremy Holder,Rodney Turner,Josh Bailey,Sue and Ernie of Rack n Roll in Sarnia 0ntario,last but not least my fishing partner Bo Blanton. Thank you all and I hope for your continued support.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
A very disappointing tournament. I was really hoping to do well here to increase my chances on making the Mosconi Cup.The next points event is the US Open. I did find out that there might be another way other than winning the US Open to get into the Mosconi Cup.I believe they are going to do it by voting on your favorite player. That is yet to be written in stone but a good source. Anyway I will be giving my all so stay tuned for moore of me.Take care.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Its day two and I just lost my fourth match to Larry Nevel 8-4. Damn he is tough to play against. I won my first three matches 7-0 against John Ditoro, 7-6 over Manny Chau, and 7-2 over Arlo Walsman. I start tomorrow at 11am. I would like to thank my investors Layer 3 Communications, Mr cues in ATL, Jack Justis cases, Steve Lomax Cues,Diamond Billiards, Whole Thang in Macon Ga, Mike Hart in ATL, Michael Byars, Ernie and Sue at Rack n Roll in Sarnia, Bo Blanton, Dr. David Roberts, Volker Werner, David Bell, Mike Watson , Danny Bishop. Thanks for your support and influence. You guys are making it happen for me.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Day two wasn't as productive for me as day one. My first match was with Jerry Calderone where I lost 9-7. I missed two makeable one balls early in the match and a four ball in the 15th game to tie the match 8-8. He went on to run the remainder of the rack to win the set. From there I played Corey Duel in a match that I was up 5-1. I shot at the silliest shot ! I lost this match 9-7 also. I will be in Orlando playing in the Mezz Classic this week. Until then.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I'm at Capone's Billiards in Spring Hill Florida. I'm playing really well. I won my first match 7-2 and then I played Corey Duel my second match. I was ahead 2-1 and broke dry. He ran a five from there to get to the hill. 6-2 he misses the one and all of a sudden it was my turn and I banked the one and ran the set out to win 7-6. I continued to bring my A game with a win over another formidable opponent by the name of Richie Richeson 7-0. Let's hope my A game continues tomorrow as it's still a tough row to hoe.