|SVB with his big checks for winning the DCC|
Earl Strickland had a great run during this year's Derby City Classic. He placed high in the nine-ball field, and only fell a few balls short of winning the One-Pocket division outright. He beat Shannon "The Cannon" Daulton in the semi-finals (3-2 in a close match), and then narrowly lost to Shane Van Boening in the finals 2-3. The Pearl expresses a few choice words after his One-Pocket defeat in the video above.
Van Boening went on to place second in the nine-ball division and took the Master of the Table award. Dennis Orcollo won the nine-ball division (check out the video in the blog post below). Alex Pagulayan won the Nine-Ball Banks division, and placed second in the Straight Pool Challenge. The Straight Pool Challenge went to Darren Appleton. Rodney "The Rocket" Morris won the Fatboy 10-ball challenge, beating out Appleton in the final.
If you're trying to keep up, here's the list:
Derby City Classic, 2011
Master of the Table: Shane Van Boening
Nine-Ball: Dennis Orcollo (Second: Shane Van Boening)
One-Pocket: Shane Van Boening (Second: Earl Strickland)
Nine-Ball Banks: Alex Pagulayan
Fatboy 10-Ball Challenge: Rodney Morris (Second: Darren Appleton)
Straight Pool Challenge: Darren Appleton (Second Niels Feijen)
-- R.A. Dyer