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Derby City One-Pocket: And Then There Were Three
Jan 11, 2008, 2:57 PM

After the 11th round of the one-pocket division at the Derby City Classic, only three players remain from a field that was 390-players strong on Sunday, Jan. 6.

On Friday afternoon on the featured tables at the Executive West Hotel, Gabe Owen, Larry Nevel and Francisco Bustamante moved on against a few powerhouse names.

Larry Nevel, who finished tied-for-ninth place in the 9-ball banks division, moved past Tony Mougey by a 3-0 score. Just a few feet away, Alex Pagulayan was out maneuvered by countryman Bustamante, 3-1.

Reyes, who has won the last four Derby City one-pocket titles, will not be extending his streak to five. In a thrilling match, Owen repeatedly escaped perilous layouts to oust the Filipino legend, 3-1. In the third rack with Owen needing only one more ball to take the game, he banked the 10 into the corner.

Both Bustamante and Nevel have one loss, while Owen still has the option for buying back.

The one-pocket division will continue throughout Friday afternoon, with the final schedules for 9 p.m. on the TV table.