Archer Wins Poison DP 10-Ball Classic
New Iberia, Louisiana – Johnny Archer ended a year long dry spell by winning the 10-Ball division of the Poison Dragon Promotions Pro Classic. He toppled a star studded field to regain his form on tour again. The pro events were in conjunction with the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open which hosted over 200 entrants. All the events are produced by Dragon Promotions and sponsored by Poison Cues by Predator, Ozone Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, APA Acadiana, Candlewood Suites Hotel, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, Yalin Billiard Goods, and the host Keith Hulin of Emerald Billiards. Day 2 of the Poison Dragon Promotions Pro Classic is complete.
Archer started off with a bye and then defeated amateur champ Mike Alonzo 9-4, and then crushed Brandon Shuff 9-2 on the stream TV table. Rodney Morris had just whitewashed fellow touring pro Shawn Putnam 9-0 but couldn’t keep up Archer and fell 9-5 (Morris had eliminated Archer 9-1 in the 9-Ball division the day before).
Meanwhile Van Boening was again cruising through the field with a 9-1 over Jimmy Majors, 9-2 over Joshua Newman (who had a handy win over Jeremy Jones earlier). Thorsten Hohmann avenged his 9-Ball loss to Charlie Williams with a 9-6 victory the second time around. But had no answer for Shane and fell 9-3.
This set up a re-match from the 9-Ball quarter finals, with the same outcome between Archer and SVB. Archer again on top with a commanding 9-5 win. Archer had made it into the hotseat finals.
Thorsten Hohmann was having a mixed emotion day. He defeated Williams, but then had to jump to the bar tables for his Ozone Billiards Pro-Am match. He won, he lost, he jumped back and forth. Eventually he got knocked out for a 4th place finish in the Pro-Am , and then came straight back for a 9-5 win over Morris in the quarter finals of the big table pro 10-Ball. Then he defeated Van Boening 9-8 thriller to reach Archer in the finals.
Archer took the lead from the start and never looked back. Hohmann did his best to keep up, but Johnny was on a mission to win and ended the event on a high note with a 10-7 accomplishment over Hohmann.
“It’s definitely been a drink since I last won an event this calibre of players. I’m just happy and thankful. The owner Keith and the staff here have been real good to us, and we can’t wait to come back”, said Archer. Johnny also won the Maryland 14.1 event the weekend before starting a 2 week winning streak now for the Scorpion.
“Keith and the staff at Emerald Billards have been amazing. I played here last year,too and it’s always a good experience”, said Hohmann in his speech.
Brackets can be followed online here