Corey Deuel beaten in Florida 9ball State Championship

The florida American Pool Billiards clud Strokers 2 in Tampa was the repeat venue for the second of the Florida Championships, previous week was the for the amateurs but this week saw the Open which brought in some World Class players showing up for the two and a half grand plus a entry into the $40,000 and to be added Steve Mizerak event to be held sometime November by the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida.

Some notable players in attendance were American no 1 player Corey Deuel, Mike Davis, Tony Crosby, Richard Broumpton, John Ditoro and Tommy Kennedy just to mention a few.

The day started with an award ceremony for Player of the Year  which was won by  Julio Aquino  was officially crowned the KF Open player of the year and received five hundred dollars bonus,a supreme high end KF Custom Cue with the new and improved Vigor Shaft and also one of the beautiful trophy’s , 2nd in the points was James Roberts.

Some notable results in the early rounds saw Richard Broumpton coming out strong beating Mike Davis 9-7 and then following it up with a demolition of Tony Crosby 9-3 before running into Corey Deuel and being sent to the one loss side 9-7.

Corey Deuel would have more success beating  Jerry Calderon 9-5 and then Han Berber 9-6.

The event drew 7 lady players with Borana Andoni drawing some attention as she made her way to the 4th round of the winners side and ended up finishing one match away from coming back Sunday to the final 8.

Mike Davis was a man on a mission, After taking a first round loss he would win 9 straight matches on the one loss side which would include wins over Nicole Winters 7-4, Richie Richeson 7-6, Todd Anderson 7-6, Dave Ross 7-5, and Julio Aquino 7-5 to get through to Sunday where he would avenge his loss to Broumpton

9-3 and follow it up with wins over Louis Altes 9-3, Jerry Claderon 9-5 and Han Berber 9-7 to reach the final to play Corey Deuel. While all this was going on Corey Deuel had spent most of his time as pool promoter, Deuel recently announced that he was going to host the 1st $30,000 Added US 8 Ball Invitational.

The final would be a nervy start for both players with Mike Davis taking advantage of Deuel mistakes to take a 5-1 lead and never look back. Deuel would make a fight of it to get back to 7-5 but with the alternate break format Davis was always in control and would run out with an 11-7 win and be crowned Fl State 9-Ball Champion for 2009.

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