ok i got 3rd place carried my good form from us open, i really do love the equipment in american and the rules compared to euro tour its a different game much more safety and better tables with smaller pockets which suits me fine.. i was probably one roll of the ball from winning this tournament i was up 8-6 against earl and he got a sick roll against me the lowest ball the 3 ball stayed over the pocket but somehow the 10ball was right in front of it so i couldnt even hit the 3 by kicking at it so i forced to play DF.. if i could see the 3ball i was out to win 9-6 as the table was so easy.. and at 8-8 he very nearly scratched on his break only left me a jump shot combo which somehow stayed out i lose 9-8 then i win 2 matches with hohman and mika immonen only to lose in the losers final against shaun putman couple of loose easy saftey shots and shaun played really good at 4-0 i missed a tricky one ball besides that i didnt do anything wrng just no luck on the break as i hit them good but no friends this time but like i said putman played strong..so 3rd place pretty good and a result that moves me to the top of the money list for the year which am sure to win now i think..:-)
the venue and hotel was first class and the final match with earl and shaun can be seen on fox sports 13th december ,even though earl seems to have some mental issues at times it was great to see him playing great again and snap this tournament off so good for him and congratulations to shaun on a great tournament and thanks to seminole for a great tournament keep up the good work i will definatley play more of these events next year.
currently am relaxing on the east coast with a friend its been great to not think about pool and switch of from it as the last 2-3 months been crazy busy and none stop travel from asia-euro-america-europe-america lol good to finally relax and try and improve my golf game and relax at evenings with cool people and good restuarants and spending money on shopping which puts a big hole in the pocket ..
i have one more week here then i will go home watch my brother in his 2nd money match against adam smith 20th nov then after that i will practise hard for mosconi cup but before that i will go spain for euro tour which i will treat as good preparation for mosconi going to be great end to year i believe..:-)
also good luck to my good friend jayson shaw who is currently in the world blackball final for english pool :-)this kid so talented he a great future in pool if he wants it..