Archer wins Seminole Season Opener

Johnny Archer

The Seminole Pro Tour kicked off their 2010 season at Mr Cues II in Atlanta Georgia on March 27th and 28th with an all star field of thirty six players. It was tough to pick a favorite in a field of players that included Thorsten Hohmann, John Schmidt, Shawn Putnam, Larry Nevel, Tommy Kennedy, Stevie Moore, Johnny Archer, Mike Davis and Corey Deuel.

As the tournament made it's way into day two, Hohmann and Archer set themselves as the players to beat and faced off for the hot-seat. Hohmann had notable wins over Schmidt and Ralph Eckert on his way to the hot-seat match, while Archer had to get by such sharpshooters as Corey Deuel and Stevie Moore.

The hot-seat would go to Hohmann by the narrowest of margins in an 8-7 match.

On the one loss side, Archer faced off against John Schmidt. After Schmidt's Saturday loss to Hohmann, he had made it through a rogue's gallery of players on the one loss side including Mike Davis, Putnam, Eckert and Tommy Kennedy. Schmidt would run out of gas against Archer in the semi-finals though. Archer had an early 4-1 lead and never looked back on his way to an 8-2 victory.

The final race to nine saw Hohmann draw first blood at 1-0, but that would be his last lead as Archer quickly won three games for a 3-1 lead. Hohmann got within one game at 4-3 and 5-4, but Archer took control and won the next four games for the 9-4 win and first place.

Archer collected $3000 for first place, while Hohmann settled for $1700.