T-Rex Survives The Freezer

Ray Hansen, Tony Chohan, Paradise Billiards Owners Carmen & Cici Margo

This was the match that everyone has talked about for a long time! The wait was over – arrangements were made and the venue was set!

Paradise Billiards in Atlantis, FL was the destination for every one pocket aficionado in the region to watch legends Tony Chohan and Scott Frost duke it out this weekend in this latest iteration of the Champion’s Challenge. It was a race to thirty to be played over three days – race to ten, then the first to reach twenty with the final day to thirty.

Local sponsors for the match included Rosalita’s Tex-Mex Grill, Boynton Billiards and Patrick Driscoll of Obsidian Financial Services. We’d like to thank them as well as room owner Carmen Margo and his staff who went the extra mile to make everyone feel at home.

Day One was all Scott as he kept Tony shooting off the rail. He leapt out to a 10-4 score. Things looked bleak for all the Chohan bettors as the Frost camp whooped it up.

However, Day Two was a completely different story. Tony knew he had his work cut out for him. He charged out of the gate and won game after game until the score was tied at eleven! Tony kept the pressure on completely dominating the day and finished with the lead at 20-17.

Day Three saw the first few games go back and forth with Tony still in the lead. Scott dug deep and tied it up at 26-26! Game on!!!

The next game saw a great runout by Tony – he fought his way to the hill but Scott wasn’t done yet as he won the next game – 29-27. That was to be the last game won by Scott as Tony closed out the match 30-27.

Both players had their ups and downs as well as some spectacular play. It was a hard fought match and I’m pretty sure there’s a rematch in their future.

We’d like to thank Jeremy Jones for his excellent commentary as well as guest commentators Billy Incardona and the author of “One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Agression,” Tom Wirth.

We’d also like to thank our fans and our sponsors – you make this all possible. Sponsors include John Barton of JB Cases, Hanshew Jump Cues, Fort Worth Billiards Superstore, Lomax Custom Cues, StraightPoolEye, Durbin Custom Cues, Diamond Billiard Products, Simonis, Aramith, EnviroAssessments and our host venue, Paradise Billiards.

Our next stop is Bogies in Houston, TX for the one pocket rematch of Roberto Gomez and Chip Compton. Dates are December 10th-12th – hope to see you there!!!