2009 Mezz Classic
Defending champion Thorsten “The Hitman” Hohmann is poised to take his second Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational title at the Second Annual Mezz Classic, being held August 6-9 at Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando, FL. The event is being sponsored by Mezz Cues and Ozone Billiards.
Hohmann has really yet to be challenged in this 23-player event so far. He buzzed through his third-round match against Yu Ram Cha and won 125-67, also notching the high run of the tournament so far with 94. He then went on to face “Rocket” Rodney Morris and sent him to the one-loss side 125-73 to reach the hot seat match.
Joining him there is Johnny Archer, who also remains unchallenged throughout the tournament. In his third-round match, he sent Marco Tschudi to the west side of the chart 125-71, and then he went on to defeat 2008 Player of the Year Mika Immonen 125-54.
Only four players will return Friday in the one-loss side after a long day of eliminations. “Iron Man” Mike Davis ousted event promoter Charlie Williams in the last round 125-102 and will play Immonen next to see who advances to the quarterfinals. And after a second-round loss to Morris, Shane Van Boening has recovered and made his way through the left side of the chart for a rematch with Morris.
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The Mezz Classic 10-Ball Invitational event begins Friday, as the Straight Pool Invitational wraps up. Visit InsidePOOL for the latest news in the sport of billiards and pool.