Bergman Dominates on International 9-Ball Open Day Three
Oct. 24, 2018
Oct. 24, 2018
Justin Bergman (Photo courtesy of Erwin Dionisio)
Justin Bergman joined fifteen other players as the last remaining undefeated players after three days at the International 9-Ball Open. Of those sixteen total undefeated players, it was Bergman who turned in one of the most dominating performances. Facing Greece’s Alex Kazakis, Bergman took quick control of the match and pounced on every opportunity Kazakis gave him. The final score was 11-3, with Bergman set to face Estonia’s Denis Grabe on Wednesday.
Other dominating performances saw Dennis Orcollo send Mika Immonen to the one loss side 11-2. Year in and year out, Orcollo always brings his top game to Virginia in October and this year is more of the same. Orcollo will face Chinese Taipei’s Jung Lin Chang on Wednesday.
One player who is not part of the final sixteen undefeated players is Chinese Taipei’s Ko Pin Yi. Ko lost an 11-7 match to Spaniard Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz. While the score might indicate the match was close, it really wasn’t. Sanchez-Ruiz held a 10-1 lead before Ko put up any kind of fight in this match. Ko won six straight games, but finally fell to Sanchez-Ruiz. Sanchez-Ruiz will face Finland’s Petri Makkonen on Wednesday.
Day three also saw the elimination of some crowd favorites with Danny Olson losing to Tony Chohan 11-10, Allen Hopkins losing to Kevin Cheng 11-3 and Earl Strickland losing to Niels Feijen 11-8.
Play continues today with the aforementioned matches as well as such notables as…
John Schmidt vs Ko Ping Chung
Jayson Shaw vs Carlo Biaco
Kevin Cheng vs Ko Pin Yo