2009 Mezz Classic

by InsidePOOL Staff

Defending champion Thorsten “The Hitman” Hohmann is poised to take his second Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational title at the Second Annual Mezz Classic, being held August 6-9 at Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando, FL. The event is being sponsored by Mezz Cues and Ozone Billiards.

Hohmann has really yet to be challenged in this 23-player event so far. He buzzed through his third-round match against Yu Ram Cha and won 125-67, also notching the high run of the tournament so far with 94. He then went on to face “Rocket” Rodney Morris and sent him to the one-loss side 125-73 to reach the hot seat match.

Defending champion Thorsten “The Hitman” Hohmann is poised to take his second Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational title at the Second Annual Mezz Classic, being held August 6-9 at Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando, FL.

Defending champion Thorsten “The Hitman” Hohmann is poised to take his second Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational title at the Second Annual Mezz Classic, being held August 6-9 at Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando, FL.

Joining him there is Johnny Archer, who also remains unchallenged throughout the tournament. In his third-round match, he sent Marco Tschudi to the west side of the chart 125-71, and then he went on to defeat 2008 Player of the Year Mika Immonen 125-54.

Only four players will return Friday in the one-loss side after a long day of eliminations. “Iron Man” Mike Davis ousted event promoter Charlie Williams in the last round 125-102 and will play Immonen next to see who advances to the quarterfinals. And after a second-round loss to Morris, Shane Van Boening has recovered and made his way through the left side of the chart for a rematch with Morris.

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The Mezz Classic 10-Ball Invitational event begins Friday, as the Straight Pool Invitational wraps up. Visit InsidePOOL for the latest news in the sport of billiards and pool.