Hard Times Summer Jamboree kicks off with One Pocket

Shawn Putnam

The Hard Times Billiards Summer Jamboree is underway at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento, California.

The event kicked off on Tuesday with the $2500 added One-Pocket division and will conclude with a $5000 added 9-ball event that gets underway on Friday. There is also a $1000 bonus to any player that can win both divisions.

The One-Pocket division started with 42 players on Tuesday afternoon and the upsets started in the first round as Jose Parica fell to Jerry Matchin 3-1. Matchin went on to defeat Robert Aldana 3-1 in round two.

Shawn Putnam is making his presence known, with back-to-back 3-0 wins to start his run on this event. He will face either Ronnie Allen or Ron Marshall next.

Complete brackets for the one-pocket division are online and will be updated all week.

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe