Lunda takes One Pocket title at Griff’s, Thorpe is runner-up and grabs Bank Pool Championship


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An individual player’s profile with us here at AZBilliards records a player’s earnings, year by year, beginning when a player’s name shows up on a payout a list of a tournament about which we receive information. The profile, to include a player’s earnings can only be as accurate as the information that’s been provided to us. As such, information that we extract from our own records to prepare a tournament report is generally accompanied by our version of a ‘warning label.’ A tournament report might note, as an example, that Player A has won his/her first recorded win on a regional tour, while in reality, he/she may have chalked up victories in others that for one reason or another weren’t reported to us.

Take, for example, Evan Lunda, who went undefeated last week (Nov. 6-9) at the $10,000-added US Open One Pocket Championships that drew 44 entrants to Griff’s in Las Vegas. According to our records, 2023 has been Lunda’s best recorded earnings year, by a lot. In fact (to the extent that we can determine it as such), Lunda has earned more money at the tables this year than in all of the years that his earnings have been reported to us since 2010, combined. And he’s still got a little over a 2023 month to go.

The One Pocket Championships were half of a week-long pair of events, supported by a legacy fund created by Mark Griffin before he passed away earlier this year. In addition to the Monday through Thursday One Pocket event, there was a Thursday through Sunday (Nov. 9-12) US Open Bank Pool Championship, also with $10,000-added, that drew 33 players to Griff’s.

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