Day Three of the Eleventh Annual Derby City Classic continues with round 7 of the banks division with 53 players remain. Two matches from this round will finish up at 11a.m. since Stevie Moore and Corey Deuel were both still in the Fat Boy 10-Ball Challenge.
Still currently undefeated in the banks division are Thorsten Hohmann, Shane Van Boening, Larry Nevel, Shawn Putnam, former banks champion Shannon Daulton, and last year’s runner-up Sylver Ochoa. Banks and one-pocket play continue tomorrow.
In the Straight Pool Challenge, Corey Deuel ran 153 balls, only one ball shy of John Schmidt’s current daily high-run. Deuel lost focus on number 154, missing an unexpected shot. He was still happy with his run stating that it was his personal high-run.
Round 2 of the Fat Boy 10-Ball Challenge continued tonight at midnight after the final bank pool rounds were played. With only eight players left and no mini tournament to interfere with, the four matches were moved to the lower level to accommodate for more spectators.
This was our first lop-sided score of this event. Bustamante’s break was in true form. He dominated the match from the beginning. Immediately, the score was 2-0 Bustamante, then 4-2 Bustamante. The 10 ball was headed towards the corner pocket on many breaks and this equated to several short racks for Bustamante. By the end of the race, Appleton was so disgusted. He conceited several games with balls on the table. “Francisco played great and got every roll. Pretty hard to fade that,” said tournament director Jay Helfert. The final score was 15-3, Bustamante.
Mika Immonen vs. Stevie Moore
Moore started off very strong, leading for most of the match. The two players traded racks playing nearly perfect pool in the end. At 9-9, Immonen’s pace picked up and so did his break. In the beginning, Moore’s break was very strong and kept hi min the lead. Once Immonen got some momentum, his break was improving and the balls were all spreading nicely. The final score was 15-9, Immonen.
Lee Van Corteza vs. John Morra
Morra jumped to a 6-3 lead before Corteza tied it up 7-7 and taking the lead for the first time at 8-7. From there, Corteza was unstoppable, taking the set 15-12.
Efren Reyes vs. Ralf Souquet
This was the feature match of the night and also the last one to finish up. Souquet took the first game before Reyes ran the following three racks and continued to keep the lead at 5-1. Eventually, Souquet would creep back into the match tying the score 6-6. At 7-7, both players took a break. When they returned the following games would be filled with meticulous defensive play with the two players kicking safe back and forth until ultimately, Souquet was ahead 10-9. He maintained control of the table and never gave it up to win the match 15-9.
Reigning world 10-Ball champion Darren Appleton is eager to make his presence felt at the 11th Annual Derby city Classic.