2008 Carolina Open One-Pocket Complete With Chohan on Top; Ten Ball Day Two Updates

Johnny Archer

The 2008 Carolina Open One-Pocket division at Fast Eddie's Sports Bar and Grill, 1308 Parkway Drive, Goldsboro, North Carolina (www.fasteddiessportsbar.com) ended Thursday night with Jeff Abernathy and Sam Monday battling it out on the one-loss side in the semis.  Monday pushed past Abernathy 3-0 to ensure his spot in the final round with hot-seat match winner Tony Chohan.  Although many thought the final match would be one-sided, Monday kept Chohan on his toes and in the end missed the win by a close margin – final score, Chohan 5-4.

The ten-ball division is well into the second round with little in the way of titans falling as of yet.  Thursday night Wade Crane bested Ronnie Wiseman 11-9, but then took a loss in the second round matches to Manny Chau 11-2.  Chris Bartrum squeaked by Cary Dunn 11-10, but Texas' Shane Harvey sent him to the one-loss side 11-8.  Michael Fuller continues to have a good start with wins over Doug Jones 11-5 and Chris Adams 11-6, but in the third round, will face off against Johnny ArcherScott Rabon and Mike Davis move ahead to run into each other, while another Texas player, Sylver Ochoa keeps trekking on with wins over Bruce Bullard 11-7 and Mac Harrell 11-6.  Next up for Ochoa, Keith Bennett.

More matches to be completed soon on the undefeated side so keep an eye on the brackets – Peaches Fuller and Brian White meet, Earl Strickland plays Tony Williams, Virginia's Larry Kressel and Tony Chohan are set, and Charlie Bryant matches up with Jason Klatt.  Those matches and more are scheduled for the rest of the day.

Play will continue throughout the day with one-loss side players starting up around 4 p.m.  The top few brackets will play first, then at 6 p.m. the bottom group will play.  The remainder of the one-loss bracket will fall into play around 8 p.m.

Rounds for Saturday and Sunday are scheduled to get underway at 12 p.m. with last matches of the day at 8 p.m.  Sunday the finals will be played at 8 p.m. as well, with one single race to fifteen.

AZBilliards.com will continue to update brackets throughout the day and into the weekend.  If you would like to watch the action live, Matt Highsmith of cuesportsvideo.com will be streaming throughout the rest of the tournament (live stream will begin on Saturday/Sunday no later than 2 p.m.).  For quick access, the streaming can be found here: www.ustream.tv/channel/cuesportsvideo.com

Fast Eddie's will remain open 24 hours for the remainder of the week with ten-ball play running through Sunday.  For more information contact the room directly at (919) 759-0071.