Final Six Revealed in Reno
Reno Open / Reno, NV
Tomorrow’s winner at the 46th Reno Open will walk away $15,000 the richer, and it has come down to six remaining players: Mike Davis, Ernesto Dominguez, Steve Moore, Stan Tourangeau, Leonardo Andam, and Corey Deuel.
Davis and Dominguez are the only two players who remain undefeated as yet and will meet Sunday in the hot seat match. Dominguez, one of the few players who did not receive a first-round bye, went through the winners’-side bracket fairly easily—in fact, the most racks an opponent notched against him until the final four undefeated round was three. However, when he met Tourangeau to see who would advance to the hot seat match, they struggled to hill-hill before Dominguez was able to advance. Davis will meet him there. Another player who did not receive a first-round bye, Davis had a slightly tougher time of it to reach the hot seat match, going hill-hill with both Corey Harper and then Steve Moore in the last two rounds.
Deuel, who suffered his first loss of the event to Tourangeau 9-7 in the fourth round, has had to claw his way back through six opponents on the west side, including Charlie Bryant 9-2 and Gabe Owen 9-6, to reach the final four. Deuel’s next opponent will be Moore. Andam was dealt his first loss of the event at the hands of fellow Filipino Jose Parica in the third round. After their hill-hill match, he won half of his eight next matches 9-2 to reach the quarterfinals, including over Harper and Oscar Dominguez. He will next play Tourangeau.
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