Eight Undefeated Remain in Reno
Reno Open / Reno, NV
A total of eight players remain undefeated in the 46th Reno Open, which concludes Sunday, December 14. Only four will return tomorrow to fight it out for the $15,000 first-place prize.
Corey Harper of Los Angeles dealt 20-year-old Mary Rakin her first loss with a stunning 9-1 score, sending Rakin to the west side of the chart. Harper’s next challenge will come from Mike “Iron Man” Davis, who earned his place in the final eight by delivering a 9-5 loss to Charlie Bryant.
Steve Moore is a man on a mission and will go head to head against Ronnie “Everything’s Funny When You’re Winning Big Money” Wiseman in the next round. Moore notched a cool 9-4 victory over Brian Parks in the last round, with Wiseman delivering Gabe Owen to the left side 9-5.
The tournament narrowly missed seeing a father-and-son match-up in the form of Ernesto and Oscar Dominguez. Though the senior Dominguez won his match in fine fashion, dealing a donut to Jim Fabionar to advance, Oscar suffered his first loss of the event to Jeff Carter 9-3.
Canadian player Stan Tourangeau is still undefeated as well, having come through his match against Justin Whitehead the 9-4 winner. Tourangeau’s next match will be against Michael Deitchman, who bested Melissa Little 9-3 in the last round.
Still hanging on in the one-loss side, Corey Deuel eliminated Dan Louie 9-3 and will play Bryant next. Rakin will face Jeff Heath, who just ousted Jose Parica 9-5. Leonardo Andam is still alive, having just eliminated Adam Smith in a close 9-7 match, and will play Fabionar in the next round. San Diego’s Louis Ulrich ousted Kim Davenport 9-6 and will face Oscar Dominguez next. Little’s next match will be against Trevor Smith, while Beau Runningen will play Whitehead.
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