World Summit of Pool / Las Vegas, NV
Day one of the United States Professional Pool Players Association’s (UPA) World Summit of Pool is in the books. The 31-player field showed up at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, for this $20,000-added event June 3, with the winner to be crowned June 6.
“The event is going well and the players appreciate all of the sponsors that make this event possible,” said top seed Rodney Morris. Morris had a first-round bye and then bested Josh Ulrich. His next match will be against Canada’s John Morra.
Two event favorites have already suffered a loss, even though the event has only finished two rounds. Former world champion Thorsten Hohmann was sent to the one-loss side by Keith Bennett, while Steve Moore lost his second-round match to Mike Dechaine.
“Mad Max” Eberle remains undefeated, having won his two matches over Jeff Hughes and Del Smith. His next match will be against Bennett.
In the other two winners’ bracket matches, Filipino Roberto Gomez will face off against Germany’s Ralph Eckert, while Walter Glass will meet Dechaine.
This event is sponsored by McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Instroke Cases, Ivan Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Delta-13 Rack, Quick-Clean, and Diamond Tables.