Saldana upsets McCreesh in Rochester

Raphael Saldana

With day one in full swing at the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour event at Classic Billiards, there is no shortage of great 9-ball action for all the fans.

The upset of the day so far took place in the first round when Raphael Saldana scored a hill-hill win over Ryan McCreesh. Saldana went on to defeat Paul Rovonewski and will face George Texiera next.

Reigning champion Earl Strickland is in top form, with wins over Mike Davis and Alex Pagulayan to his record already. Strickland will face Dave Grau next.

Strickland will be putting on an exhibition with Keith McCready later on Saturday evening for all the fans in attendance.

Check out our online photo gallery for pictures from the event.

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe

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