Filipino Canadian Alex Pagulayan has just had a run of 88 balls to open the straight pool match. German American Thorsten Hohmann comes to the table and there's no shot. Or is there? Watch this nice bank into a triple combination. (Actually not a tremendously difficult shot to execute, but not an easy shot to see. Note that the announcers don't pick it up until he calls it.)
The late, great (and much missed) George Fels, who is commentating (first voice you'll hear), said this semifinal from 2011 was one of the best pool matches he'd ever seen. Which is saying a whole lot.
(It's been more than a year and a half since the last one of these, so don't complain! I'm trying to distract myself from the sounds of an OSHA backup beeper, which is driving me batty. The old church across the road is getting a new roof.)
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Ken Bennett: "Well that is totally addictive...thanks, Mike! I played pretty serious pool in college, a long long time ago. We had an older guy who hung out in the student union and played, and taught a bunch of us, enough for a club team to play other schools. We played mostly straight pool and 9-ball, depending on how long we had until our next class. :-) "