Sunday, September 20, 2009
If you havent heard, I'm here to tell ya. I won my third match against Glenn Atwell 11-4. I played really well and took an early 6-0 lead to win this match. I lost my 4th match to Shane Van Boening 11-9. I was leading 6-3 and shot at a low percentage combo safety. Now that I think about it. Combo safety? I had to much going on. Before I shot, I remember that I didn't make up my mind on the type of shot I wanted to shoot. I was stuck between the combo or the safety. So I shot at them both. Granite there are times were they're obvious . I just know now I should've chosen one or the other. Anyway, he made an incredible shot to win that game on the four ten combo and broke and ran the next two. 6-6 then 9-9, I made a position error and gave up ball in hand. He ran that rack and broke dry. I shot at the wrong safety. He played a safety, got ball in hand and ran out. I played Warren Kiamco my next match where I never really got it together. I missed two six balls and a ten ball. He also made mistakes but I wasnt able to capitilize. I finished 33rd in the eight ball and 17th in the ten ball. My next event will be a Seminole tour event Oct. 9-11. TTYL
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I won my first two matches in the 10 ball event. My first match was a forfeit from Brandon Shuff and my second was over Christian Johannsen from Norway by a score of 11-4. I played well and hope to keep it going. My next match is against Glen Atwell at 3pm.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Well we lost out of the 8 ball a bit earlier than I had planned. 10 ball starts tomorrow night at 6 pm. I played Rafeal Martinez and didn't really get much of an opportunity. He won the lag and broke and ran 5 racks. In the sixth rack he made a mistake and I got a little anxious and hurried my shot and missed a very makeable three ball. So he wins that game and break n runs out to win the set. Let's hope the 10 ball goes better which I have a feeling it will. Thanks and wish me luck.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I've made it to the first Galveston World Classic and just as I thought. Great venue. They are finishing up the one pocket where there were 90 players. We started the 8 ball today with also 90 players. I won my first match 9-3 against Nick Kouladis from Canada. Lost my second to Lee Van Corteza from the Philippines by a score of 9-5M I missed two makeable cut shots that might have made the match closer. He had me 8-2 and I ran the next 3 racks to get to 5 and made an awesome break and was kicked into the corner and he ran the rack to win the match. I play again at 8 o'clock.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I'm here in Long Island, NY at Raxx Poolroom and Grill. There are 100 players in a race to 7 games, alternate break, double elimination. I won my first two matches and then lost my third match to Shaun Wilkie 7-3. I made a couple errors early and gave up a big lead. He broke perfect and played exceptional. I play again shortly.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Made it through a long day with another win. I finished up at three in the morning having to come from the losers bracket to the two set finals. I lost my third match to Sean Morgan (Alaska) 7-5. I was ahead 4-2 and made a bad decision and before I knew it we were tied at 5-5. He took the next two games to win 7-5. From there I won my next five matches with wins over Steve Lillis 7-4, Caroline Pao 7-6, Carmin Lombardo 7-5, and the two set finals against Alaska 7-2 and 7-4. It was a very long but very productive day. I am off to learn a kicking system this evening that will definitely be helpful considering its something that is needed for playing all games.