Pagulayan and Miller win IPT Qualifier

IPT Tour director Deno Andrews and Alex Pagulayan

The first IPT Qualifier event is complete with former World Champion Alex Pagulayan and reigning Derby City Master of the Table Jason Miller on their way to the International Pool Tour.

Pagulayan looked to be the favorite going into the 45 player event, but he dropped a 10-3 match to Vilmos Foldes early Sunday. The win over Pagulayan set Foldes up to play Miller for the hot-seat and the guaranteed IPT tour card.

Miller had already scored wins over Brandon Ashcraft, Tang Hoa and Thomas Engert. The match with Foldes was more of the same as Miller scored the 10-6 win.

The loss to Miller sent Foldes to the one loss side, where he would have to face Pagulayan again in another match for a tour card. Unfortunately for Foldes, he came up short again with a 10-2 loss to Pagulayan.

The next chance players will have to qualify for the IPT will be January 27-29 at The Pool Room in Marietta Ga.

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics By Hoppe