Sunday, January 31, 2010

Reyes is Master of the Table for the fifth time in 2010 Derby City Classic

Derby City Classic 2010Efren Reyes from the Philippines is the Master of the Table in the 2010 Derby City Classic.

The tournament is comprised of three events. Reyes was second in bank pool, top 25 in one pocket and first in 9-ball. He secured the title several rounds before the end of the last event.

Here are the final results, with field sizes:

Bank pool (352): Winner: John Brumback (USA), $10,000; Runner-up: Efren Reyes (Philippines), $5,000
One pocket (289): Winner: Scott Frost (USA), $12,000; Runner-up: Sylver Ochoa (USA), $6,000
9-ball: (257) Winner: Efren Reyes (Philippines), $16,000; Runner-up: Rodney Morris (USA), $8,000

All-around title (Master of the Table):
  1. Reyes, $20,000
  2. Brumback, $3,000
  3. Alex Pagulayan (Philippines), $2,000
This was Reyes' record fifth all-around-title and also his second 9-ball crown. It was Brumback's second Banks title and it was Frost's first victory in One Pocket, after finishing runner up last year.

Brumback was the defending over-all champion. See Past Champions at the official site for a list of all previous winners.

During the week there were several more events being staged. For instance, Charlie Williams (USA) won the Straight Pool Challenge and Reyes won the Fatboy 10-Ball Challenge for $6,500.

The tournament ran from January 22-30 at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Elizabeth, Indiana, USA. It was the 12th edition of the event.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Selby takes 2010 Masters with impressive comeback

Masters 2010Mark Selby (England) won the 2010 Pokerstars Masters.

England's defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was just one frame away from his fifth win after taking a commanding 9-6 lead but Selby stormed back to take the title 10-9.

Selby received £150,000 for the victory and O'Sullivan got £75,000 for his runner-up spot.

Mark J Williams (Wales) and Stephen Maguire (Scotland) lost out in the semifinals.

Maguire and Neil Robertson (Australia) tied for the highest breaks of the tournament with 140 to share the £10,000 prize..

This was the second Masters title for Selby. He also won on his 2008 debut. Last year he lost in the final to O'Sullivan.

The event took place at the Wembley Arena, London, England 10-17 January, 2010. Next up on the snooker calendar is the Welsh Open which starts 25 January 2010.

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