Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Accu-Stats webcast: Captain Hook's Return

Mike "Captain Hook" Sigel, a three-time world 14.1 champion, began playing pool at age 13 and then turned professional at 20. He won his first  U.S. Open 9-ball championship in 1975, and then went on to spectacularly amass nearly 40 additional 14.1 and nine-ball titles. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress Hall of Fame in 1989, at the age of 35. Sigel was the youngest male ever to be inducted by the BCA.

And now, after a long hiatus, Captain Hook is back! He recently won the Bob Stock Memorial 9-ball Tournament, and placed fifth in the Seminole Tribe of Florida Empire State Championships.  Also expect to see Sigel at this year's U.S. Open 9-ball Championship, Oct. 17-23. He's a three time winner of the event.

The very cool Accu-Stats video company this week has webcast a live 14.1 match between Sigel and NYCgrind.com founder Jerry Tarantola. You can start watching the video by clicking on the screen, above. Sigel and Tarantola are playing to 125. The entire match can be viewed here.

-- R.A. Dyer

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