Only 32 Remain in U.S. Open
U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships / Chesapeake, VA
The afternoon elimination rounds have wound down at the 33rd Annual U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships, leaving the 16 players in the winners’ bracket to fight it out in the 7 p.m. evening round.
With only 16 players remaining in the one-loss side now, there were three rounds of elimination matches so far today. Two former U.S. Open champs matched up in the 3 p.m. rounds when John “Mr. 403” Schmidt and Corey Deuel played. Deuel came on strong with a 3-0 lead, while Schmidt was obviously not bringing his A game to the table. Despite Deuel’s multiple empty breaks, Schmidt could put nothing together and wound up being ousted 11-3.
Young gun Josh Lewis matched up with Clearwater, FL, player Donnie Mills. Though Lewis held the early 2-0 lead, he missed a straight, long shot on the 6, which hung in the pocket. He never won another rack—Mills swept across the finish line 11-2.
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Remaining on the one-loss side, Corey Deuel now plays Earl Strickland, Larry Nevel will play Ramil Gallego, Darren Appleton will play Donnie Mills, Mike Dechaine plays Tyler Edey, Charlie Williams will play Tony Chohan, Warren Kiamco plays Imran Majid, Ralf Souquet plays Toru Kuribayashi, and Charlie Bryant will play Chris Melling.
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