By: Markus Noé
The world famous Super Billiard Expo located just outside of Philadelphlia in Oaks, PA kicked off today. For those unfamiliar with this event it is hosted by Allen Hopkins and it features dozens of exhibitors, thousands of amateur players and also a 64 player pro event with a $10,000 first prize.
Today in the pro tournament the French Canadians in the field made a stir. Most notably Francis Crevier who hails out of Quebec City got by two close matches. First beating Raj Hundal then following that up beating the young gun Sky Woodward 10-9. Sylvain Grenier another top pro from Québec also had an impressive day winning his first match then beating Rodney Morris 10-9 and will play Earl Strickland next. Martin Daigle did not have as much luck losing to Corey Deuel and Lee Brett.
John Morra won his first match against Brett 10-4 then lost to Donnie Mills 10-8, he will play another surprising early loser Johnny Archer at 2:00 PM. As for favourites to win this tournament, there were not too many more upsets to report today. The third round of the winners side bracket will start at 11:30 am. The stream can be purchased at http://www.superbilliardsexpo.com/streaming.html
Some of the first matches of the day will be Mike Dechaine vs Corey Deuel, Shane VanBoening vs Shauwn Wilkie, Earl Strickland vs Sylvain Grenier. For updates on matches and brackets please visit Cue Sport Nation Facebook Page. There is no Wifi on location so I will be updating the best I can throughout the day.