Final 18 Players Return to Frisco Billiards Event
Ultimate 10-Ball Championships / Frisco, TX
Easter Sunday will see the return of the top 18 players at the Ultimate 10-Ball Championships, held this week at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Frisco, TX. The $50,000-added tournament had both a women’s and a men’s division and hosted many of the top pros in pool.
In the one-loss side of the men’s division, two Southerners went head to head in Johnny Archer and Brandon Shuff. Archer fought hard, but it was Shuff who reached the hill first. After a brief exchange of safeties on the 2 ball, Shuff was able to find a window and run out to win 8-5.
Mike Davis went up against Raj “Hitman” Hundal, and Hundal took a quick 5-1 lead. The players traded the next couple of racks, but Hundal kept the momentum going and reached the hill 7-4. He played a clever safety on the 2 ball in the next, parking the cue ball behind the 2 when Davis was shooting the 2. Davis jumped and hit the 2 but left a fairly easy out for Hundal to win 8-4.
Mike Dechaine was the first to make it into the final 18 with his easy handling of Jesse Engel 8-3. Darren Appleton was the next with his 8-3 victory over Dennis Hatch. Jeremy Jones, continuing his hometown dominance, bested Brian Brekke 8-4 and will play Dechaine in the winners’ side final four. Playing Appleton in the other winners’ side match will be Jason Klatt, who bested Oscar Dominguez 8-5.
View the Ultimate 10-Ball Men’s tournament brackets (updated continuously)
View the Ultimate 10-Ball Women’s tournament brackets (updated continuously)
Angel Paglia unseated Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villareal on her home turf in their winners’ side match, reaching the hill first 6-4. She turned the table over to Villareal, who came a game closer after an error by Paglia. A miscue by Paglia in the next gave the table to Villareal again, who had a long shot on the 7 ball that she fired at and missed. Paglia played safe behind the 8-10, and Villareal brought out her jump cue, but it turned out that she opened up the table for Paglia, who dished up to win 7-5.
Allison Fisher came back from a huge 5-1 deficit to Kelly Fisher in the other winners’ side match to win it 7-6. A. Fisher will play Paglia in the hot seat match. In the one-loss side, Monica Webb will play K. Fisher, while Villareal will face Line Kjorsvik.
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