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Interesting tidbit, one of those last games looked like Chang was the victim of a bad rack by the ref..Wow, Billy Thorpe put on a great show to beat JL Chang.
At 5-4 ahead, he kicked in the two and ran out, and at 6-5 ahead, he navigated a super-tough runout masterfully to reach the hill.
JL Chang's remarkable long bank of the one ball in rack 13 kept him in the match, pulling him within 7-6. Billy misfired on a fairly routine kick safe at 7-6, enabling Chang to reach double hill, but at double hill, Billy broke wet and made a super-tough shot on the one to set up the winning runout. He had to negotiate a bank shot on the four, but then again, Billy is a Derby City bank pool champion.
This is the Billy Thorpe I'd like to see at the Mosconi Cup! Well played.