Van Boening takes first Vegas TV match

Shane Van Boening

Shane Van Boening will face Dennis Orcollo in Saturday in the finals of the 9-Ball Championship men's division.

Van Boening faced Mike Davis on Friday evening in the first television match of the event.

Van Boening won the opening lag but fell behind 3-0 to Davis early.

Then the pool gods turned their back on Davis. Davis had a total of five scratches in the next seven games and watched Van Boening race out to a 6-4 lead.

The jitters got to Van Boening a little and Davis was able to get back to 6-6 but there was nothing Davis could do as he was forced to sit and watch Van Boening break and run the final rack for the 7-6 win.

Up next is Allison Fisher vs Jasmin Ouschan with the winner earning a place tomorrow against Karen Corr in the finals.

We have complete brackets for the men's division and the WPBA site has complete brackets for the ladies division.

The 2007 9-Ball Championships are sponsored by Diamond Billiards (table), Imperial International/Aramith (balls), Cuetec Cues (cue), Tweeten Fibre Company (chalk), Ozone Billiards (rack), (closed caption) and American Poolplayers Association (arena).