Jan. 7, 2017
WIth two days of play complete, the field at the Turning Stone Classix XXVII has been cut in half to just 64 players.
While no early tournament favorites have been eliminated yet, the one loss side is started to become populated with dangerous competitors.
Day two was moving along without any real fireworks on Fruday, until the 8pm round when the winner's side saw third round matches. No sooner had the round begun, than John Morra gave notice that he was going to be a danger to win this event with his 9-3 win over Darren Appleton. On the other side of the room, we looked to be on our way to the biggest upset of the event so far, when Joey Cicero started out with a 4-0 lead against reigning champion Jayson Shaw. "I got hooked on the 5-ball in the first game. I played a great shot to make it and scratched. The next time I get a shot it's 4-0" said Shaw after the match. Shaw turned in another of his comebacks though and won the match 9-8, with a break and run on the hill. Another great comeback win on Friday featured Karen Corr and Jarrod Clowery. Corr trailed Clowery 4-1 and 5-3 early, but came back to win the match 9-7 and remain undefeated going into Saturday.
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