31st Annual BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships Presented by Iwan Simonis Crowns 2019 Champions
Dual Upsets Highlight Turning Stone Classic Day Two
Aug. 25, 2018
Aug. 25, 2018
Demitrios Jelatis (Photo courtesy of Taylor Workman)
Day two at the Turning Stone Classic XXX looked to be coming to an end just like day one did; with no notable upsets. That was until the 8pm round, when fans had dual upsets finish at almost the same time on tables next to each other.
The first upset saw Minnesota’s Demitrios Jelatis stun Turning Stone I Champion, Mika Immonen, with a 9-4 beat-down. While the crowd was still talking about that upset, Dave Dreidel was sending Defending Champion Billy Thorpe to the one loss side via a hill-hill 9-ball break. Jelatis and Dreidel will face off on the winner’s side of the event today.
Other notables still undefeated in this event include five time Champion Jayson Shaw, three time Champion Shane Van Boening, Canadian Erik Hjorleifson, Donny Mills, Danny Hewitt, BCA Hall of Fame Pat Fleming, Earl Strickland and six time Champion Johnny Archer.
Matches continue all day Saturday, as the field is slimmed down to just eight players who will return on Sunday to crown a winner.
AzBilliards has online brackets and real time scoring for the duration of the event, and Upstate Al is streaming select matches on his Facebook page. Links to all of this coverage are available on our live page for the event.