Racks On The Rocks in West Peoria, IL was action central this past weekend!
Local sponsors made it all happen – they include Beast Mode Productions, Heartland Marketing, River City ACS, Country Hearth & Home, Skinner Excavating and Xyngular.
Owned by Heather and Rob Williams, they hosted a nine ball challenge match to kick off the weekend. Chicago’s Mark Jarvis and Racks On The Rocks’ own Judex James played a race to 21 for the cheese. Two foul roll out was the name of the game!
When all was said and done, Mark took it down 21-10. Thanks to both players for a well-played match!
The main event – the $10,000 Eight Ball Challenge – began on Friday night. Played on seven foot Diamonds, the format was take what you make with races to 21 – best out of five sets. Eight ball specialist Corey Deuel gave challenger Abrin Schaad of Peoria, IL two games on the wire each set.
Corey easily won the first set 21-14 but Abrin answered the next day with a 21-16 victory.
Taking no prisoners, Corey pounded Abrin 21-9 in the third set. Not willing to go down easily, Abrin hammered Corey 21-11 in the fourth!
One final set for it all!!!
Battling back and forth, the match tied at ten apiece. Still neck and neck, Corey slipped out to a 17-14 lead. Abrin fought back to trail 18-16, then 18-17 and tied it up at eighteen each!!!
Tied again at 19-19, Corey made his move. Moving ahead to the hill, he broke but it was not an easy layout. Corey then proceeded to make one of the best outs I’ve ever seen to win the match 21-19!
Check out the last four balls:
What a match!!!
Although Abrin has to be disappointed, no one is going to ask “Abrin who?” after this!!! Congratulations to both men for a well-played match!!!
PoolActionTV.com would like to thank Josh Suits and his staff for rolling out the red carpet for all of us. We’d also like to thank Larry Schwartz and Ray Hansen for their commentary.
We’d also like to thank our own fans and sponsors for making this all possible. Our sponsors include JB Cases, Hanshew Jump Cues, Lomax Custom Cues, StraightPoolEye, Durbin Custom Cues, Aramith, Simonis, Diamond Billiard Products, the Action Palace of Dayton, OH, Fort Worth Billiards Superstore of Fort Worth, TX and, or course, Racks On The Rocks.
Our next stop is the Iron City Open featuring $1,000 added One Ball One Pocket, $7,000 added One Pocket, $5,000 added Open Nine Ball and $3,000 added Ladies Nine Ball! Making his attendance, the legendary BCA and One Pocket Hall of Famer Efren Reyes will be there! Dates are January 4-9th!!!
Happy holidays to all!!! See you next year!!!