Super News Video: Efren Reyes vs Earl Strickland ‘The Final Showdown’ Day 1

Posted on by Alison Fischer

Earl Strickland & Efren Reyes lag for the break on Day 1 of 'The Last Showdown'.

In a historical three-day battle, two of today’s great living in professional pool legends faced off at Steinway Billiards: former World Champions Efren “Bata” Reyes and Earl “The Pearl” Strickland. Over the course of January 14-16, the all-around match featured sets in 8-ball, 9-ball, and 10-ball on each night, and Strickland walked away as the overall winner, taking the 8-ball and 9-ball sets in ‘The Last Showdown‘.

NYC Grind teamed up with InsidePoolMag.com to co-produce a live stream of the challenge on InsidePool.tv, and is now pleased to present the first of three ‘Super News Spotlight‘ videos, produced by NYC Grind creative director Jerry T. This video highlights the action and excitement of Day 1 of the match, where Strickland won the 8-ball set by a score of 17-11.

NYC Grind’s Jerry T narrates the beginning of the video, illustrating the intensity and excitement that the spectators attending the event experienced in person…while bringing in his own unique perspective on the history that these legends have brought the sport. This piece is one of Jerry T’s strongest to date, and it incorporates footage from the match, behind the scenes moments with fans, and an interview with Earl Strickland following match with myself, Alison Fischer.

Click here for our coverage from day one, and watch the video in the player below. You can also watch the video on our YouTube page to ‘like’ and comment on the video. Scroll below the video to see our photos from the 8-ball set.

Stay tuned for Part 2 (9-Ball), which will be released next Monday, February 3. Part 3 will come out on the following Monday, February 10.

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NYC Grind's Alison Fischer with Efren Reyes & Earl Strickland.NYC Grind's Alison Fischer with Efren Reyes & Earl Strickland.
NYC Grind's Alison Fischer with Efren Reyes & Earl Strickland.15-Jan-2014 10:08
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NYC Grind Editor & Contributor
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