Bustamante Dominates Day Two at Super Series of Billiards
A dominant performance by Francisco “Django” Bustamante. The Filippino super star, very likely sealed a play-off berth for Sunday, with still a full day to go in the regular portion of the tournament. Nick Varner, who has eight various world championships under his belt, was the only one to win a game against Django! Bustamante finished his day’s work with eleven victories out of twelve games! Francisco’s banking ability was responsible for many of his wins on this day. An awesome display of Bonus Ball!
Shane Van Boening won most of his games, winning nine out of twelve games on day two. He is sitting in second place only five points back of Bustamante. Great white ball control has enabled Shane to put on a clinic and finish games that most wouldn’t.
Lady luck wasn’t with the player wearing number thirteen on his back! Corey “The Prince of Pool” Deuel couldn’t buy a break and time after time either scratched or left a ball hanging or just rolled an inch too far or not far enough for his next shot. Corey, uncharacteristically, never won a game during Friday’s matches.
Hometown favourite, Erik “Big Red” Hjorleifson, gave a good account of himself and rebounded nicely after being one of Bustamante’s victims. Erik had a solid day finishing in third spot just seven points back of Shane Van Boening and tied with Nick Varner.
Everyone will be gunning for the six available play-off spots today and mathematically, everyone still has a chance. Since Bonus Ball is very much a “thinker’s game”, the players will be focused and concentration will be a key factor to determine who will advance to Sunday’s play-offs.