Putnam Takes DMIRO Billiard Stop
Team DMIRO 10-Ball Tour
by Mike Andrews
The Team DMIRO 10-Ball Tour headed to Ultimate Billiards in Fort Pierce, FL, November 22. This $1,000-added event hosted a 10-player field including Shawn Putnam, Charlie Bryant, and Robb Saez.
This event was unlike other DMIRO events—it was a single, randomly drawn bracket. In the first round Saez drew Bryant and sent “Hillbilly” to the one-loss side after a hill-hill match. Also in the first round Berber sent Putnam west after yet another hill-hill bout.
Making a comeback, Putnam eliminated Jason Sheerman 7-6, Doug Young 7-1, and Bryant 7-5 to earn a rematch with Berber, who was defeated by Saez for the hot seat. Putnam ousted Berber 7-3, and Putnam and Saez played a single race to 13 to determine the winner.
Off the bat Putnam was down three racks and took one to make it 3-1. After the players exchanged a few racks, the score was 7-5 Saez. At that point Putnam took control and won the next five racks in a row, making it 10-7 in his favor. Saez was simply not able to hold Putnam off, and Putnam won the event 13-8.
1st Shawn Putnam $605
2nd Robb Saez $405
3rd Han Berber $205
4th Charlie Bryant $135