Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2010 U.S. Open: Bartram Eliminates Rousey

 Immonen, other top players to appear today
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Samm Diep and AZbilliards provide more great coverage of the U.S. Open 9-ball championship currently underway in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Johnny Archer's dramatic battle with Dennis Orcollo is highlighted in the video above. Archer is a former U.S. Open winner, player of the year and player of the decade. Orcollo was this year's champion at the World Pool Masters tournament.

Sarah Rousey, Dave Bollman and several other top players were eliminated on Tuesday, the third day of action. Road player Chris Bartram, the only person to have beaten 2009 U.S. Open champion Mika Immonen during last year's tournament, eliminated Rousey 11-5 during an evening match. That's a picture of Rousey on the right, courtesy of  Billiards Digest. In other action, Gerda Hofstatter eliminated Joanne Mason Parker 11-4 during a late match.

Some of the top players  expected to make appearances in matches today include George San Souci,  Scott Frost, Mika Immonen, Max Eberle, Nick Varner,  Ernesto Dominguez, Lee Van Cortezza, Thorsten Hohmann, Jose Parica, Daryl Peach, Francisco Bustamante, Oscar Dominguez, Darren Appleton and Ronnie Alcano.

Accu-Stats will be streaming many of those matches online, including Santos Sambajon's match with Tony Crosby at 11 a.m. and Jennifer Barretta's match with Scott Higgins at 1 p.m. For more information, check out Accu-Stats pay-per-view site, which you can find here.

I'll also be occasionally updating the Pool History Facebook page with news from Chesapeake. You can check out the page here.

-- R.A. Dyer

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