Seminole Pro Tour / West Hempstead, NY
The Seminole Pro Tour arrived in The Big Apple for Labor Day weekend, and 64 top players are participating in the Empire State Championship. The 10-ball event boasts an $8,000-added prize purse and is hosted by Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY.
Defending champion Dennis Hatch already breezed through his first-round match, sending Manny Chau to the one-loss side of the chart with a 7-0 routing. The match-up of Hatch versus Chau is a repeat of last year’s finals. Hatch will next play Barry Banks, who defeated Mike Panzarella 7-3 in the first round. Another player who dealt his first-round opponent a donut is Mike “The Mouth” Sigel, who bested Ray Romanski 7-0.
Shaun “Get Some” Wilkie put on a clinic in his match against Matt Krah, defeating him 7-1. Corey Deuel did the same to Bill Dunsmore. “Devil Dave” was delivered to the west side 7-1 after his loss to Mike Miller. Robert Pole trounced Nick Brucatu 7-1.
Already there has been one upset: Josh Brothers upended Stevie Moore 7-2 in the first round.
View the Seminole Raxx Pool Room tournament brackets (updated continuously)
Incidentally, there are 8 players named Mike in the event, making the percentage of people named Mike participating 12.5% of the field.
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