Shaw vs Gorst for Turning Stone Hot Seat

Jayson Shaw (Karl Kantrowitz)

Jayson Shaw and Fedor Gorst will face off at 3pm EST for the Turning Stone Classic XXXIV hot-seat. 

Things were not looking good for Shaw in his early match on Sunday, as he trailed Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Youssef 8-4 in the race to 9. To the crowd’s delight though, Shaw put together another comeback and won five straight games for the 9-8 win. It was Shaw’s second comeback of this nature this week, as he also came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Earl Strickland on Saturday. 

Gorst defeated Mika Immonen in his early match on Sunday in a true dogfight. The players exchanged the lead multiple times with Immonen getting the hill first at 8-7. A scratch on the break in the sixteenth rack was Immonen’s last trip to the table as Gorst ran out the next two racks for the 9-8 win. 

On the one loss side on Sunday morning, Strickland defeated Joss Tour regular Dave Dreidel and recent NBL 10-Ball Champion John Morra dominated Tyler Styer 9-1. Those matches left Dreidel and Styer in 7th place, while Morra will now take on Al Youssef while Strickland faces Immonen. Those matches will take place at 1pm EST. 

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