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BigRigTom
04-26-2008, 08:36 AM
I got the call yesterday, Friday April 25th!

I am excited!
I actually will get to see Efren Reyes vs Autin Murphy Live!
Also Oliver Ortmann and John Schmidt playing 14-1

http://www.internationalpooltour.com/

The 1st and only pro match I ever saw live was Steve Mizerak vs (I believe) Oliver Ortmann at the Pick Congress Hotel back in the 1980's at the U.S. Open in Chicago.

I really didn't expect anything to come of it but when I saw the email suggesting that anyone wanting to watch the match live should summit a request I couldn't type fast enough.

I will have my HD Digital Video camera and I hope they will allow me to film at least part of the event.

PlayersChoiceSTL
04-27-2008, 08:12 AM
Congratulations Tom. I'm jealous...it should be a great match! Enjoy...

dg-in-centralpa
04-27-2008, 08:40 AM
Congratulations! Efren is a joy to watch, especially when his game is on. Nothing short of spectacular. Obviously we will need a full report after the match, right?

DG - have fun

BigRigTom
04-27-2008, 09:45 AM
I just got the confirmation email this morning so I guess I wasn't dreaming...
More info will follow when I have more to talk about.

I wonder what's going thru Austin Murphy's mind as he thinks about playing against the World's Greatest?

I wonder if Efren Reyes has any concerns or if he has thought "What if I lose to a 14 year old kid?"

Must be an amazing amount of pressure building for both of these guys! It will be a great match!

Tom_In_Cincy
04-28-2008, 09:36 AM
Austin plays in a lot of tournaments at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento CA. He and his brother are pretty much fixtures in the weekly and regional tournaments we have in this area.

I have pictures of Austin in 2004 (he was only 10 years old then) when he won 1st place in an 8 ball tournament we had. He broke and ran the last two racks and the last rack he had to jump a ball to pocket the 8 for the win.

I also ref'd Austin and Efren's matches at the IPT in the Reno $3 Million even.

I was invited for the IPT event in LA but had prior committments that I couldn't reschedule.

I am happy for you Tom. Have a great time, it should be a good event.

Eric.
04-28-2008, 12:44 PM
Amen.


Eric >living vicariously thru Tom

Bambu
04-29-2008, 01:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BigRigTom</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I got the call yesterday, Friday April 25th!

I am excited!
I actually will get to see Efren Reyes vs Autin Murphy Live!
Also Oliver Ortmann and John Schmidt playing 14-1

http://www.internationalpooltour.com/

The 1st and only pro match I ever saw live was Steve Mizerak vs (I believe) Oliver Ortmann at the Pick Congress Hotel back in the 1980's at the U.S. Open in Chicago.

I really didn't expect anything to come of it but when I saw the email suggesting that anyone wanting to watch the match live should summit a request I couldn't type fast enough.

I will have my HD Digital Video camera and I hope they will allow me to film at least part of the event. </div></div>

Have a great time tonight, Tom. I will be watching.

BigRigTom
04-30-2008, 01:37 PM
All the matches were great and even though Austin Murphy lost to Efrin Reyes (duh?) he played great at times. Starting out with a bang he won the lag!
http://hardingersystems.com/BAT-Forum/images/MurphyandReyes.jpg
He had some strong run outs and made some truly great shots under super pressure and in very tough conditions with the IPT cloth, pockets, 8 ball rules etc. We will see him many times in the finals in the future.

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10-14-2009, 02:55 PM
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