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Deuel Takes $20K at Hopkins Shootout
Aug 11, 2008, 11:05 AM


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Deuel topped an impressive 12-man field.
Although the field at the Allen Hopkins Million Dollar 9-Ball Shootout was a bit smaller than expected, some of the world's best were among the 12-man field that battled for a piece of the $60,000 prize purse.

The Shootout held Aug. 7-10 at the Valley Forge (Pa.) Convention Center began with three days of modified round-robin play. Each player played six matches that consisted of 25 games apiece. Players were ranked according to games won, with break and runs used as a tie breaker. The top four players were then seeded into a single-elimination bracket.

Dennis Orcollo topped the standings going into Sunday, winning 93 of his 150 games. Corey Deuel and Francisco Bustamante each won 86 games, with Deuel getting the second seed because he had more break and runs (34 to 28). Shane Van Boening grabbed the final spot in the semifinals with 83 wins, including a tournament-best 36 break and runs.

The first semifinal on Sunday morning was between Van Boening and Orcollo. The American was in firm control in the alternate-break race-to-13. Van Boening punched his ticket to the final with a 13-8 victory.

Deuel was equally impressive in the second semifinal against Bustamante. Deuel posted a 13-6 win to set up the all-American final.

Earlier in the tournament, Van Boening got the best of Deuel in the fifth round of group play. Van Boening won 14 of the 25 games, including six run outs from the break.

The final, however, was a reversal of fortune for the two men. Deuel took command of the match early, closing out the final, 13-7.

Million Dollar 9-Ball Shootout
Valley Forge, Pa. - Aug. 7-10
1. Corey Deuel $20,000
2. Shane Van Boening $12,000
3. (tie) Francisco Bustamante, Dennis Orcollo $10,000
5. (tie) Daryl Peach, Marlon Manalo, Dennis Hatch, Tony Chohan, Stevie Moore, Johnny Archer, Matt Krah, Evan Broxmeyer $1,000

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