Schmidt Slams Owen in Billiards

October 1st, 2006 by Billiard News by Inside POOL Magazine Leave a reply »

Schmidt Slams Owen in BilliardsSchmidt and Luat to Play in U.S. Open Finalsby Rick DavisThe semi-final battle between John Schmidt and Gabe Owen got underway at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon to see who would meet Luat in the finals. Schmidt got off to an impressive start taking advantage of every opportunity to claim a 5-0 lead. Safety battles ensued as each took their turn with kicks and a couple scratches which helped Owen step into the match with a 4-7 deficit. Owen scratched on the break allowing Schmidt to run out that rack and the next but then missed the one ball to give away a rack to Owen. Behind 5-9, Owen dry broke leaving Schmidt to run out and reach the hill and then a final break and run claimed the match for Schmidt. Owen walked away with third place and commented, “He’s breaking unbelievable, better than anyone I played in the tournament so far.Discuss the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship (/forums/index.php)U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships image gallery (/pool_billiard_photos/index.php?cat=17)U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships Tournament Brackets (/u.s.-open-9-ball-championships-tournament-brackets/content/view/3923/106/)

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