Eight Vie for Turning Stone Title

by InsidePOOL Staff

The Turning Stone Classic XII is set to bring back the top eight competitors in this installment of their event, which is held biannually at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. The $25,000-added event brought a 128-player field out to compete for this illustrious title.

The one-loss side bracket matches were completely one-sided Saturday evening. Shawn “Big Bubba” Putnam bested last remaining female Allison Fisher 9-3 and then went on to oust Oscar Dominguez 9-6. Putnam will face off against Charlie Bryant Sunday. Earlier Bryant was responsible for eliminating Matt Tetreault 9-2 and Thorsten Hohmann 9-3.

Shawn “Big Bubba” Putnam bested last remaining female Allison Fisher 9-3 and Oscar Dominguez 9-6.

Shawn “Big Bubba” Putnam bested Fisher 9-3 and Dominguez 9-6.

Constant Joss Tour winner Dennis Hatch is also alive and well on the one-loss side. He earlier ousted Dave Fernandez 9-3 and then sent Steve Moore home by the same score. Hatch will face off against England’s Daryl Peach, who first rousted Johnny Archer 9-1 and then eliminated Louis Ulrich 9-5.

View the Turning Stone Classic brackets updated after each round

On the winners’ side, Ralf Souquet will face off with Shane Van Boening. Interestingly, Souquet was defending champion at this year’s Derby City Classic 9-ball division, while Van Boening won the title this year. Souquet bested Ulrich 9-6 in their earlier match, while Van Boening defeated Hatch 9-7.

In the other winners’ side match, Mika Immonen and Mario Morra will meet. Morra bested Oscar Dominguez 9-7 in their earlier match, while Immonen sent Hohmann west 9-3.

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