Round One of Pat Fleming’s International Open 9-Ball Tournament in the books


Staff member
Some expected and not-so expected advances highlight Day One of the 128-entrant 9-ball event Surprises? At the level of talent on display at this week’s (Oct. 28-Nov. 5) International Open in Norfolk, VA, it’s hard to single out any one match in the event’s opening round of play and call the result a surprise. One’s reaction to a given result will depend largely on an individual’s perception of the players involved and their own sense of how a match between them would play out. This, in turn, might reveal more about the person being surprised (or not) than it might about the match result.

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