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jnav447
10-15-2007, 10:48 PM
After looking at the round one brackets, the only upsets that jumped out at me were Naoyuki Oi beating Mika Immonen, Hobson Croft beating Luc Salvas, and Larry Kressel beating Fabio Petroni. Not knowing how the 3 winners play, I'm not sure how much of an upset any of these matches really were. Anyone else got any upsets to report?

LILJOHN30
10-15-2007, 11:11 PM
Don't laugh at the name ,the man can play some good pool.He went far at the world the ball championships

Gerry
10-16-2007, 04:22 AM
yea, I don't think that was an upset....the report said he was his countries #1 player.

Gerry

Blackjack
10-16-2007, 04:50 AM
Is "Hobson" Croft the same person as "Butch" Croft from Jacksonville, Florida? If so, he has the ability to beat a lot of the top guns. I'm not surprised to see him beat Luc Salvas or anybody else. He's a great player!

plague
10-16-2007, 05:04 AM
Nayuki Oi played the World cup of pool in rotterdam,holland, recently. he played well together with kawabata (semi-finals) especially his demeanor around the table in the tv-setting was impressive: lot of smiles and jokes and really enjoying the pressure. he's a very good player, that i haven't spotted yet to be playing against himself, very positive.

Black-Balled
10-16-2007, 05:06 AM
Kressel can play too! Our VA State champ for 2007, he beat Basavich in the 2005 open too.

Go Larry! VA is with you...

Hey, what about Shuff? hasn't lost a game yet;)

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 05:50 AM
If they both win their next matches, Earl will be playing Luat. I will take Luat in this match if anyone wants to make a friendly wager. This offer is good up to 9PM EST today, because I'm flying out later tonite to Norfolk.

Offer is based on both players winning their matches, and then meeting each other. No bet if they don't play obviously. But I think it will happen. Who likes Earl here?

Fast Lenny
10-16-2007, 05:57 AM
If they both win their next matches, Earl will be playing Luat. I will take Luat in this match if anyone wants to make a friendly wager. This offer is good up to 9PM EST today, because I'm flying out later tonite to Norfolk.

Offer is based on both players winning their matches, and then meeting each other. No bet if they don't play obviously. But I think it will happen. Who likes Earl here?
Any odds?:D

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 07:01 AM
Any odds?:D

Excuse me! ODDS? For the five time U.S. Open Champion. Shame on you!

Blackjack
10-16-2007, 07:04 AM
Excuse me! ODDS? For the five time U.S. Open Champion. Shame on you!

ROTFLMAO @ Jay!!!

Fast Lenny
10-16-2007, 07:05 AM
Excuse me! ODDS? For the five time U.S. Open Champion. Shame on you!
LOL!I had to try.:p Ill bet $20 on Earl Jay.;)

iba7467
10-16-2007, 07:09 AM
I'll go for $25 on Earl. Gives me a reason to check the box score.

Fast Lenny
10-16-2007, 07:14 AM
I'll go for $25 on Earl. Gives me a reason to check the box score.
Good bet,i think Earl is going to do well in this event,he is due.;)

Bastian
10-16-2007, 07:16 AM
I'll put $25 on Earl.

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 10:01 AM
LOL!I had to try.:p Ill bet $20 on Earl Jay.;)

You have a bet. We'll settle up later.

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 10:02 AM
I'll go for $25 on Earl. Gives me a reason to check the box score.


You too, $25.

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 10:03 AM
I'll put $25 on Earl.

One more for $25. I'm in trouble now.

jimmy-leggs
10-16-2007, 10:07 AM
One more for $25. I'm in trouble now.
I dont think so.............

Bastian
10-16-2007, 11:58 AM
I do.. he brought the horozontal stripes.. and look how he towers over the competition..

http://www.azbilliards.com/gallery/2007usopenday2//DSC_0054.jpg?imgmax=800

jnav447
10-16-2007, 12:20 PM
One more for $25. I'm in trouble now.
Jay, if you wanna lay off half your action, I'll take your side of it.

alstl
10-16-2007, 12:39 PM
If they both win their next matches, Earl will be playing Luat. I will take Luat in this match if anyone wants to make a friendly wager. This offer is good up to 9PM EST today, because I'm flying out later tonite to Norfolk.

Offer is based on both players winning their matches, and then meeting each other. No bet if they don't play obviously. But I think it will happen. Who likes Earl here?

I'll make a friendly wager that Luat doesn't win the tournament.

deadwhak
10-16-2007, 12:48 PM
I'll make a friendly wager that Luat doesn't win the tournament.
hmm...so you ONLY want the field???

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 12:50 PM
Jay, if you wanna lay off half your action, I'll take your side of it.


Thanks but no thanks. :)

Only very small bets so far.

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 12:51 PM
I'll make a friendly wager that Luat doesn't win the tournament.

Okay, I'll bet he does. How's that?

shanesinnott
10-16-2007, 01:42 PM
Is "Hobson" Croft the same person as "Butch" Croft from Jacksonville, Florida? If so, he has the ability to beat a lot of the top guns. I'm not surprised to see him beat Luc Salvas or anybody else. He's a great player!

David, one and the same...now you know why he goes by Butch ;)

shanesinnott
10-16-2007, 01:46 PM
If they both win their next matches, Earl will be playing Luat. I will take Luat in this match if anyone wants to make a friendly wager. This offer is good up to 9PM EST today, because I'm flying out later tonite to Norfolk.

Offer is based on both players winning their matches, and then meeting each other. No bet if they don't play obviously. But I think it will happen. Who likes Earl here?

I'll try $25 on Earl to your $35 on Luat :)

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 01:54 PM
I'll try $25 on Earl to your $35 on Luat :)

Thanks but NOOOOOOO thanks!

eaglesfan44
10-16-2007, 02:25 PM
Earl lost his second Match he is going to have to climb from the losers bracket now.

jnav447
10-16-2007, 02:51 PM
Looks like Earl got beat. Earl and Diamond tables are not a match made in heaven, for some reason. He's the only pro I've ever heard excoriate the Diamonds. Yeah, they're tough, but that gives a big advantage to the better player. So far, in the matches I've seen, the player that has impressed me the most is Busty; he looks poised, good concentration and appears to be in dead stroke. He'll be a handful for anybody. Watch out for a big collision in a couple of rounds between J. Archer and R. Souquet in their bracket - that will be a great match.

JimS
10-16-2007, 03:50 PM
Watch Tony Robles.

Fast Lenny
10-16-2007, 03:54 PM
Watch Tony Robles.
I do think Tony is a great player and hope he does well,there isnt many nicer guys out there.:)

alstl
10-16-2007, 04:17 PM
Okay, I'll bet he does. How's that?

Bet he doesn't.

jay helfert
10-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Earl lost his second Match he is going to have to climb from the losers bracket now.

Looks like all bets are off since Earl will not be playing Luat. Saved by the bell!

poolhustler
10-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Looks like all bets are off since Earl will not be playing Luat. Saved by the bell!


And i was just gonna add one more Jay.....:rolleyes:

Russ.......

iba7467
10-17-2007, 05:41 AM
Looks like all bets are off since Earl will not be playing Luat. Saved by the bell!

Lucky for me, I believe Earl would have been dominated. I just wanted to give you some action.

I'll try Nevel over Putnam if you like, jay?

asbani
10-17-2007, 12:05 PM
Earl is out from the US OPEN? :(

gopi-1
10-17-2007, 12:14 PM
I'll try $25 on Earl to your $35 on Luat :)



This is sooo sad...

I've been reading comments like "Earl's the man!", "Earl's the best 9 ball
player!", "Earl will win another Open!" here at the board and you'll take Earl if
Jay agrees on your $25 to win $35? Say it isn't so Shane...

asbani
10-17-2007, 12:15 PM
did anybody witness his matches? Did he play bad. or his opponint just played so good. Please lets know thanks!

tonyc
10-17-2007, 12:44 PM
The kid he that beat earl played great, He broke the balls as good as anybody in the tournament, very solid player.
www.tonycrosby.com

Bayawak
10-17-2007, 01:59 PM
This is sooo sad...

I've been reading comments like "Earl's the man!", "Earl's the best 9 ball
player!", "Earl will win another Open!" here at the board and you'll take Earl if
Jay agrees on your $25 to win $35? Say it isn't so Shane...

Gopi-1,

My sentiments exactly!! I really think that this is his last hurrah...

Oh well, there's always the senior tours for Earl...

bayawak aka tirador

JoeyA
10-17-2007, 04:06 PM
The kid he that beat earl played great, He broke the balls as good as anybody in the tournament, very solid player.
www.tonycrosby.com

Congratulations on that BIG victory against Gabe Owen. You have plenty more tough matches ahead of you. Have fun and shoot'em all down. :D

BTW, when you drop in during the tournament, shoot us a little scuttlebutt about anyone in particular. :)

But mostly, keep your mind on the process of playing well and avoid all thoughts that are outcome related. The only thing that matters is what you are doing when you are at that table. The future will take care of itself. There is nothing you can do about the past. Stay in the present, just like you are doing now.

Best of luck, Tony.
JoeyA

suprnva
10-18-2007, 01:45 PM
I got an upset for you guys to ponder...Larry Nevel will beat Ralf Souquet 11-6. Enjoy!

alstl
10-19-2007, 11:29 AM
Okay, I'll bet he does. How's that?

Looks like you lose. I forget how much the bet was.