Category Archives of : Independent Tournaments – Derby City Classic

Souquet Last Player Standing in 9 Ball and Bustamante Wins All-Around


Souquet Last Player Standing in 9 Ball and Bustamante Wins All-Around Ralf Souquet is making a habit of winning the Derby City Classic 9-ball division. The 10th year winner also won in ’06 and ’04. He outlasted runner up Francisco Bustamante and third place finisher John Schmidt in a marathon circus fitting of the third […]

Owen Still Riding High


Owen Still Riding High Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff As the winner of last night’s one-pocket event, Gabe “The Babe” Owen leads the points race for the Master of the Table award and is still playing in the late rounds of the 9-ball event. Six players remain in round 11, and Owen is in control of […]

Gabe Owen Wins the Derby City Classic One-Pocket


Gabe Owen Wins the Derby City Classic One-Pocket Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff Gabe Owen won the Tenth Annual Derby City Classic one-pocket tournament over Larry Nevel this evening. Owen entered the thirteenth round when he drew the bye, and Nevel bested Francisco Bustamante 3-0 for the right to battle Owen once more. Owen drew the […]

No Repeat for Reyes


No Repeat for Reyes By Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff Efren “The Magician” Reyes was bested by former U.S. Open champ Gabe Owen in the eleventh round of the one-pocket competition at the Tenth Annual Derby City Classic. Reyes, the two-time defending DCC one-pocket champion, went down three games to one as crowds watched from any […]

Louisville Billiards Action on Fires Up! Really!


Louisville Billiards Action on Fires Up! Really! By Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, in the midst of the ninth round of the one-pocket event and the second round of the 9-ball event, a loud alarm bell was heard throughout the tournament room at the Executive West Hotel. Most of the matches […]

Derby City Classic One-Pocket Matches Reaching Epic Lengths


Derby City Classic One-Pocket Matches Reaching Epic Lengths By Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff Round seven of the one-pocket division at the Derby City Classic finished at 5:30 a.m. with Ralf Souquet outlasting Ron Casanzio. The players drew each other in consecutive rounds, with Casanzio winning the first contest. Eager to repay Casanzio but patient enough […]

Derby City Classic One-Pocket Field Thinning


Derby City Classic One-Pocket Field Thinning Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff Round seven of the one-pocket division began Wednesday evening with 35 billiards players and fans are stacked in the aisles to get a glimpse of some of the great matches. Larry “The Truth” Nevel bested Shane Van Boening 3-1, but it didn’t dampen Van Boening’s […]

Reyes Suffers First Loss at Derby City One Pocket


Reyes Suffers First Loss at Derby City One Pocket By Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL staff Efren “The Magician” Reyes has lost his first one-pocket match at the Derby City Classic since 2006. Reyes played Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan on the Accu-Stats Arena table this afternoon 3-2. The marathon game four of the match stretched the contest […]

Derby City Classic One-Pocket Field Down to 134


Derby City Classic One-Pocket Field Down to 134 Of the original field of 390 billiard players, the DCC one-pocket division entrants have been whittled down to 134. Shawn Putnam, third-place finisher in the banks, suffered a serious blow to his chances of winning the all-around title. Putnam lost to Brian White and then was knocked […]

Derby City Classic Banks Finish With a Bang


Derby City Classic Banks Finish With a Bang By Mike Fieldhammer, InsidePOOL Staff Larry Price reclaimed the title of Derby City Classic bank pool champion in a rapid-fire final match against Texan Sylver Ochoa. Price, the 2002 DCC bank pool winner, gained entry to the final match via a bye when Ochoa and Shawn “Big […]