Fatboy Challenge Final Report
My assessment of the finals. Ralf scratched on the break four times in the first half of the match. Then he missed four or five makeable balls in the second half of the match. He still had a chance to win. Lee Van got a couple of fortuitous rolls as well. He was blessed in this match and also his semi with Mika. Ralf played his only bad match of the tournament in the finals.
Lee Van is a great player, and deserves the win. He’s a humble guy and a great money player. Ralf will continue to do what he does best, win tournaments.
I look for Shane to play Francisco next. That’s the buzz around here. Big matches last night included T-Rex playing Rafael even up One Pocket for ten large. Cardone was playing Monster John for some serious cheese as well. I didn’t hang, I was too tired. Ron Wiseman beat Gabe the night before for 10K, getting 9-7.
On to the One Pocket Challenge today. P.S. Johnny is here, he’ll be playing in the 9-Ball.
Ralf scratched four times on his break in the first half of the match. In the second half of the match, he missed four or five very makeable shots. Yet, he was in the match and had a chance, until his miss at 12-9. If he gets out there it’s 12-10 and he’s breaking.
Ralf almost always made a ball on the break, and Lee Van almost never made a ball on his break. Lee Van also got some friendly rolls near the end. We paid him $10,000 in cash right at the final table. And Ralf got his $5,000 right then also. No checks in the mail at my events, or bullsh-t stories either.
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