Superman Keeps The Lion From Texas One Pocket Final Four

Roberto Gomez

The 47th Annual Texas Open One Pocket Division is down to just four players with one small surprise. 

The matches went as expected by most fans until late in the day on Thursday. Shane Van Boening and Dennis Orcollo ran through the top of the bracket and will face each other on Friday evening for a place in the final match. Orcollo was nearly perfect, only dropping one rack to Corey Deuel, while Van Boening had a small scare in his opening 5-3 win over Rick Moreno. 

The bottom of the bracket looked to be heading to a Tony Chohan / Alex Pagulayan face off. Chohan squeaked into the final four with a hill-hill win over Billy Thorpe and Pagulayan faced a hill-hill match of his own, but was not able to get by “Superman” Roberto Gomez. That leaves Gomez facing Chohan on Friday afternoon to determine who makes it to the finals. 

Friday also sees the open 9-ball event starting with 128 players looking for their share of $10,000 in added prize money. 

Fans can follow all of the action with online brackets for the One Pocket Division and Open 9-Ball Division. Pool Action TV is also providing PPV streaming coverage of the event.