Steve Mizerak Championship Underway
Steve Mizerak Championship / Hollywood, FL
by Raymond Linares
The Seminole Tribe of Florida proudly hosts the jewel of their tournament series, the Steve Mizerak Championship. This $40,000-added tournament has brought out all the top players in the U.S., including Shane Van Boening, Corey Deuel, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, John Schmidt, Johnny Archer, Mike Dechaine and many others.
Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL, there is world-caliber match play is on display in the beautiful Hard Rock Live stadium venue. The 67 players in the tournament are playing on some beautiful Brunswick tournament edition tables, which are easily viewed from the raised arena seating. According to many of the players in attendance, the setting is the classiest provided on American soil.
Along with the beautiful setting has come some splendid play. Several hill-hill matches with top players have taken place already, and both the A and B sides of the brackets are stacked with serious competition. Friday’s winners’ side matches include Boening versus Mike Davis, Shawn Putnam versus Donnie Mills, Rafael Martinez versus Keith Bennett, and Schmidt versus Richard Broumpton.
South Florida’s venue is proving that no players are safe. Many of the top competitors have found themselves fighting for their tournament lives on the one-loss side of the bracket. Amongst these players are Charlie Bryant, Larry “The Truth” Nevel, John Morra, Charlie Williams, Steve Moore, Mike Dechaine, Thorsten Hohmann, and Robb Saez. The second day of competition promises to be a heated and suspense-packed gauntlet.
All those who want to attend the event, feel free to come and sweat all the action live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Special thanks to the Seminole Tribe of Florida for hosting and providing such a wonderful venue for this grand tournament. Stay tuned for updates as the tournament progresses.
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