Monday, October 26, 2009

Video: 1-9 carom wins U.S. Open

Here's video of Mika Immonen's final 9-ball shot in the 2009 U.S. Open. It was a tricky carom, and it was unclear at first whether the Finnish player would take it. My wife took this video from the stands. You can see Immonen fall to the ground after he pockets the ball. Then it looks like there's an earthquake, there's so much camera shaking. That's because folks started standing up and streaming down to the arena to congratulate Immonen, which jostled the camera. Immonen agonized through most of the final match. Ralf Souquet, true to form, belied very little emotion at all -- although his disappointment was palpable afterward.


Michael McCafferty said...

combo or carom?

R.A. Dyer said...

I stand corrected! Carom. Just fixed it in the headline and the copy. If you watch closely, you'll also see the camera pan past Johnny Archer in the stands. He was wearing the green jacket he was awarded as the newest inductee into the BCA Hall of Fame.