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All About Sports: Part 3

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 11/09/2005 05:00:00 AM

The smoky pool hall and wobbly cue sticks may be gone forever.

2004 US Open 9-Ball Championship
Allen Hopkins, a pro player, an event promoter, an ESPN billiard commentator and a former U S Open Champion tries to slow the speedy and accurate former Canadian Champion Luc Salvas, aka "Machine Gun Luc." This is the third of 13 feature matches from the 29th Annual U S Open 9-Ball Championship, the pool and billiard world's most prestigious title. Every September pool players from around the world converge on Chesapeake, Virginia to compete for their share of the $200,000 prize fund. This is a production of Billiard Club Network, in association with Accu-Stats Video Productions. The event is sponsored in part by: Diamond Pool Tables, Cuetec Cues, Scorpion Cues, Aramith Billiard Balls, Simonis Cloth, Sardo Rack, Silver Cup Chalk, The Spider Laser Training Aid and Chalk-Off, the Complete Pool Table Cleaner.
Produced by Rob Sykora
54 min 2 sec