Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational Kicks Off

2009 Mezz Classic

by InsidePOOL Staff

The Second Annual Mezz Classic rolled into Orlando, FL, the first week of August to see who are the best in this pool-player satiated area. The event is sponsored by Mezz Cues and Ozone Billiards and is hosted by Corner Pocket Billiards.

The Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational, which began August 6 and concludes the following day, saw 23 players show up for the race-to-125 event. Defending champion Thorsten Hohmann enjoyed a first-round bye and then sent Tommy Najar to the one-loss side of the chart in the second round 125-42. His next opponent will be Yu Ram Cha (pictured), who also had a first-round bye and then sent Florida’s Neil Fujiwara west with a 125-91 victory.

The Second Annual Mezz Classic rolled into Orlando, FL, the first week of August to see who are the best in this pool-player satiated area.

The Second Annual Mezz Classic rolled into Orlando, FL, the first week of August to see who are the best in this pool-player satiated area.

Charlie Williams, event promoter, also had a first-round bye and then sent his second-round opponent, Mike Hutcheson, packing 125-82. Williams will next face “Rocket” Rodney Morris, who earlier defeated 2007 Player of the Year Shane Van Boening 125-70.

Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer bested Bill Dunsmore 125-26 and now will play Marco Tschudi, who sent Dan Dennis to the left side of the chart in the second round 125-82. Steve Moore of Atlanta is also undefeated, having defeated Todd Anderson 125-44 in the second round. His next opponent will be 2008 Player of the Year Mika Immonen, who won his second-round match against Dan Heidrich 125-93.

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The Mezz Classic 10-Ball Invitational begins August 7 and wraps up August 9. Visit InsidePOOL for the latest news in the sport of billiards and pool.

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