Derby City 3 Cushion Event Update

Paul Frankel explains the event rules to the players

Day 2 of competition started right on schedule with audience numbers growing to watch close matches all day long. Paul Frankel edged out Dan Kolacz 25 to 24, and George Theobald nipped Gary Eake 25 to 23.

A real nail biter took place between BCA Hall of Famer Robert Byrne and 2006 WPA World Artistic Pool Champion Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman. With “Dr. Cue” taking an early lead 14 to 5, Byrne scored 14 unanswered points with two 5 - point runs in the process. Rossman made a valiant comeback and moved into the lead at 23 to 21. Byrne scored again with the audience on the edge of their seats. “Dr. Cue” scored the final 2 points to win the match.

To date Rossman has the high run of 6, but several players have scored 5 and just barely missed the “6” barrier. The top 2 players from each of 3 “round robin” preliminary brackets will start the final “round robin” play on Sunday with the champion receiving paid entry to the USBA National Championships in CA in February.