Essay Writing English 101 Ibo Tok Essay Topics 2012 Tok Essay Prescribed Topics 2012 Essay Writing 3rd Person Essay Writing Third Person Essay Written In 3rd Person Personal Essay Writing 3rd Grade Teaching Essay Writing 5th Grade Persuasive Essay Sample 5th Grade Expository Essay Sample 5th Grade Argumentative Essay Help Argumentative Essay Writing Powerpoint Argumentative Essay Writing Steps Argumentative Essay Writing Example Essay Help College Confidential College Essay Help Online College Essay Help Forum Help College Essay Writing College Essay Help Free Essay Writing Competitions 2014 Essay Writing Competition 2013 Essay Writing Competition 2013 In India Essay Writing Competition Topics Essay Writing Competition Online Essay Writing Competition India Essay Writing Competition For College Students Essay Writing Competition Pakistan 2013 Essay Custom Writing Service Write Essay Customer Service Essay Writing On Customer Satisfaction Essay Writing On Old Custom Custom Essay Writing Uk Custom Essay Writing Reviews Write My Essay Custom Writing Custom Essay Writing Toronto Essay Writing English My Hobby Essay Writing English Topics Essay Writing English Tips Essay Writing English Examples Essay English Writing Skills Improve Essay Writing English Essay Writing Guide Essay Writing Guide For High School Essay Writing Guidelines For The School Of Biological Sciences Essay Writing Topics Global Warming Essay Written On Global Warming Ielts Writing Essay Global Warming Essay Writing General Topics Ielts General Essay Writing Topics Good Essay Writing Tips Good Essay Writing A Social Sciences Guide Good Essay Writing Skills Good Essay Writing Example Good Essay Writing Topics Good Essay Writing Words Good Essay Writing Phrases Essay Writing How To Write An Introduction Essay Writing How To Improve Your English Essay Writing How To Make Cake Essay Writing How To Reference Essay Writing How To Save Water Essay Writing How To Analyse Essay Writing How To Quote Essay Writing How To Prevent Dengue Essay Writing Jobs Online Free Essay Writing Jobs Online Online Essay Writing Jobs In India Online Essay Writing Jobs Pakistan Online Essay Writing Jobs Philippines Online Essay Writing Jobs In Kenya Essay Writing Jobs Uk Online Essay Writing Jobs Uk Writing Essays Kids Worksheets Essay Writing For Kids In English Essay Writing For Kids In Hindi Essay Writing Template Kids Persuasive Essay Writing Kids Essay Writing Current Topics Writing Literature Essays 20 Student Models Writing Literature Essays Chip Lee Writing Literature Essays Tips Writing Essays About Literature A Guide And Style Sheet Writing Essays About Literature By Kelley Griffith Writing Essays About Literature Pdf Writing Essays About Literature 8th Edition Writing Essays About Literature Acheson 1234 Help Me Essay Essay Topics My Friend Essay Writing Topic My Best Friend Example Essay Writing My Best Friend Essay On Writing Skills Essay On Writing Skills In English Reflective Essay On Writing Skills Essay On Improving Writing Skills Essay Writing Skills Worksheet Essay Writing Phrases English Essay Writing Phrases French Essay Writing Phrases In Spanish Essay Writing Phrases German Italian Essay Writing Phrases Essay Writing Linking Phrases Academic Essay Writing Phrases Essay Writing Rules Numbers Reflective Essay Writing Guide Reflective Essay Writing Process Reflective Essay Writing Portfolio Reflective Essay Writing In The First Person Essay Samples Scholarship Essay Writing Structure Essay Writing Structure Template Essay Writing Structure Examples Essay Writing Structure Tips Essay Writing Structure For Kids Essay Writing Structure In Ielts Essay Writing Structure High School Essay Writing Introduction Paragraph Essay Writing Introduction Structure How To Write Essay Introduction Sample Essay Writing Tips In Urdu Language Essay Writing Tips University Level Boston University Essay Writing Tips University Of Toronto Essay Writing Tips College Essay Help Online Free Online Help For Essay Writing Online Help For Essays Online Help For Writing An Essay For Free Help Online With Essay Online Help With Essay Writing Online Help With College Essays Free Online Help With Writing Essays Essay Header Mla Format Essay Format Mla Sample Essay Mla Format Template Sample Essay Outline Mla Mla Format Persuasive Essay Outline Essay Title Mla Essay Format Mla Style Essay Format Mla Examples Essay Cover Mla Heading An Mla Paper Mla Essay Format Quoting Mla Paper Format Citation Essay Heading Mla Format Mla Format Essay Heading Date Essay Title In Mla Format Article Title In Essay Mla Mla Essay Title In Italics How To Write Essay Title In Mla Essay Title Italicized Mla Mla Heading Of Essay Mla Format Of Essay Example Mla Format Of Essay Writing Mla Heading College Essay Mla Format Title Of Essay Mla Format Collection Of Essays Mla Format Book Of Essays Mla Format Structure Of Essay Essay Title Page Mla Essay Cover Page Mla Essay Cover Page Mla Format College Essay Cover Page Mla How To Make An Essay Title Page Mla Title Page For Comparative Essay Mla Format Essay Outline Mla Sample Analytical Essay Mla Format Sample Formal Essay Heading Format Formal Essay Title Format Formal Essay Title Page Format Essay Hooks About Love 1984 Essay Hooks Essays On Bell Hooks Talking Back Bell Hooks Essay On Love Comparison And Contrast Essay Hooks Essay Hook Discrimination Essay Discrimination Conclusion Good Hook American Dream Essay College Essay Hooks Examples Persuasive Essay Hooks Examples Essay Hooks About Food Essay Hook Attention Grabber Essay Introduction Attention Grabber Essay Hook Sentence Ideas Essay Introduction Sentence Examples Hooks In Essay Writing Types Of Hooks In Essay Writing Good Hooks In Writing Essays Immigration Essay Hooks Essay Hooks List Essay Hook Lesson Plan Essay Conclusion Lesson Plans Literary Analysis Essay Hooks Bell Hooks Essay Madonna Narrative Essay Hooks Essay Hook On Technology Essay Introduction On Technology Essay Conclusion Powerpoint Essay Types Of Hooks Persuasive Essay Hooks Argumentative Essay Hooks Essay Hooks Quotes Essay Hook Sentences Essay Conclusion Sentences Essay Intro Sentence Essay Introduction Sentence Starters Essay Hook Statement Essay Intro Sentence Example Good Essay Topic Sentence Examples Essay Writing Topic Sentence Examples Narrative Essay Topic Sentence Examples College Essay Topic Sentences College Essay Introduction Sentence Essay Hook For Slavery Good Hook For Slavery Essay Essay Conclusion Tips Essay Hooks Worksheet Essay With Hook Sample Essay With Hook Essay With A Hook Example Starting Essay With Hook Essay Hook Types Essay Yazarken Hook Essay Help Software Essay Writing Students 3 Paragraph Essay Writing For Kids Writing Essays College Tips Essay Topics College Essay Writing For Dummies Pdf Essay Writing For Dummies Ebook Essay Writing For Dummies Amazon Essay Writing For Dummies High School Essay Writing For Dummies Download Essay Writing For Dummies Pdf Download Academic Essay Writing For Dummies Essay Help Free Online Essay Writing Free Essay Writing Free Online Help Writing A Essay For College Help With My Essay For College Help With Personal Essay For College Essay Writing For English Tests Essay Writing For English Tests Pdf Essay Writing For English Essay Writing For English Tests Gabi Duga Pdf Essay Writing For English Tests Free Download Essay Writing For English Proficiency Test Essay Writing For English Proverbs Essay For Helping Others Essay For Helping People Essay Help For Free Essay Help For Kids Essay Help For College Application Essay Help For To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Writing Example Introduction Essay Writing Jobs Freelance Freelance Essay Writing Jobs Uk Freelance Essay Writing Jobs India Essay Writing Japanese Essay Written Japanese Essay Topics Japanese History Japanese Essay Writing Style Essay Writing Lesson Plans High School Essay Writing Lesson Plans Esl Essay Writing Lesson Plans 5th Grade Persuasive Essay Writing Lesson Plans College Essay Writing Lesson Plans Essay Help Macbeth Essay Writing Macbeth Sample Essay Macbeth Essay Writing Made Easy Stephen Mc Laren Essay Writing Made Easy With The Hourglass Organizer Essay Writing Made Easy Pdf Essay Writing Made Easy Excel Essay Writing Made Easy Kids Essay Writing Made Easy Amazon Peel Essay Writing Made Easy Essay Writing Topic Myself Essay Topics My Family Essay Writing Topics My Family English Essay Writing My Family Example Essay Writing My Family English Essay Topics My Family Essay Writing Narrative Essay Writing Narrative Essay Example English Essay Narrative Writing Narrative Essay Writing Tips Narrative Essay Writing Worksheets Writing Narrative Essay Powerpoint Narrative Essay Writing Lesson Plan Essay Topics Of Ielts Essay Writing Ielts Samples Essay Writing Ielts General Training Essay Writing Ielts Task 1 Essay Writing Using Quotes Essay Writing Introducing Quotes Essay Questions For The Help By Kathryn Stockett Common App Essay Questions Help Common Application Essay Questions Help Essay Writing Rubric Essay Writing Rubric High School Essay Writing Rubric For Middle School

Underdogs See Triumph on Day 2 while Top Contenders Move to Battle Head On

Posted on by Alison Fischer

2012 US Open 9-Ball Championships

By NYC Grind Contributor, Alison M. Fischer

Here at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Convention Center, day two of the US Open 9-Ball Championships brought about the completion of most of the second round of action in the winner’s bracket. Each round of competition at the US Open is featuring one live streamed match on Accu-Stats.com for fans around the world to see this historic annual event.

Highlighting the second day of the competition were a number of interesting outcomes in the form of surprise upsets. One such upset sent former US Open Champion and world title holder Ralf Souquet of Germany to the one-loss side much earlier than expected, as Souquet turned up on the wrong end of an 11-10 finish against England’s Lee Brett. This was a strong statement for Brett, who has been building recognition here in the U.S. as both a formidable player and instructor. Another top German competitor also saw a loss already, as Oliver Ortmann was defeated by Israel Rota (11-4).

Warren Kiamco, one of the top player representing the Philippines at the Open, was also ejected to the loser’s bracket, following a strong performance from his Round 2 opponent, Tommy Kennedy. Although Kennedy came out with a big lead in this match…both he and Kiamco were playing strong, but Kennedy’s edge was his ability to capitalize on key opportunities. Kiamco started to make a comeback in the latter half of the match, but not soon enough before Kennedy closed out the win at 11-7. Although Tommy Kennedy won the US Open twenty years ago in 1992, he has shown that he still has the ability to battle with the top contenders of today.

Along with the upsets of Day 2, the second round of the winner’s bracket also featured some dynamic pairings. Two of Canada’s top players were matched up in this round, where John Morra defeated Erik Hjorliefson 11-8. Another top Canadian force at the US Open, Jason Klatt, battled on Monday evening against recent World Cup of Pool champion Petri Makkonen of Finland, and came out on top at 11-7.

Jason Klatt (Photo by Alison M. Fischer)

Meanwhile, international promoter for Dragon Promotions and top US player Charlie Williams suffered a loss on the hill against Germany’s Ralph Eckert, 11-10. Other top US pros who lost in round two include Rodney Morris, who lost 11-8 to Mario He, and Stevie Moore, who lost a hill-hill fight against relative-unknown Mike Fuller.

On Monday evening, the crowd also got to see one of Qatar’s top player in action, as Hanni Al Howri battled with area favorite Johnathan “Hennessee” Pinegar. This was a tooth-and-nail battle throughout the match, where the two stayed tied closely in battle. However, with the score tied 8-8, Al Howri started to assert control, winning the next two games to get to the hill 10-8. But, Pinegar edged another notch closer after playing a smart runout after Al Howri broke dry to go 10-9. In the following rack, Pinegar had a chance to go double hill, but missed a critical bank on the five in the side, giving the win to Al Howri. This match showcased Al Howri’s high-impact style that draws the attention of spectators, making him one to watch going forward at the Open.

Hanni Al Howri (Photo by Alison M. Fischer)

Other top highlights of the night include:

Corey Deuel over Keith Bennett 11-7
Mark Haddad (USA) over Liu Haitao (CHI) 11-9
Nick Ekonomopoulos (GRE) over Tony Robles (USA) 11-4
So Shaw (GRB) over Ernesto Dominguez (USA) 11-10

Keith Bennett got out to an early lead, but Corey Deuel turned up the heat to win in the TV arena (Photo by Alison M. Fischer)

Today’s action on Day 3 will feature more rounds from the one-loss side, while winner’s bracket competition will continue on Day 4. From here on out, more top players will be seen battling one another.

Some of the buzzworthy matches to look forward to in Round 3 include:

Francisco Bustamante vs Mika Immonen
Thorsten Hohmann vs Efren Reyes
Earl Strickland vs Robb Saez
Santos Sambajon vs Alex Pagulayan
Daryl Peach vs Ralph Eckert

Complete brackets and real-time scoring of matches can be found on AZbilliards: http://usopen.azbilliards.com/index.php

Check out Accu-Stats.com to access the live stream of feature matches in each round of the event.

Stay on the NYC Grind for more of our day-by-day coverage of the 2012 US Open 9-Ball Championships here in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about the US Open, visit www.usopen9ballchampionships.com.

Check out more photos by Alison M. Fischer from Day 2 below:

[nggallery id=235]

About Alison Fischer

NYC Grind Editor & Contributor
This entry was posted in The Latest, USA Pro Pool Events and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Super News Spotlight: Predator Tour Stop #14 @ Amsterdam Billiards… Amateur + Open Pro Event Breakdown from NYC Grind on Vimeo.

Follow Us

Hook up with us in the Social World, Let's Keep the Conversation Going!

Featured Recent Popular

On the List?

Add your name to our List, to Stay Plugged In!

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz
launch Grind radio

  • Upcoming Events