I’m sure you’ve all seen the results of the GenerationPool.com 9 Ball Championships, but I wanted to give the old rundown anyway. First off, the event was an absolute blast. The BCA folks did a really nice job putting on a good show. Plus, the whole free food/free booze thing didn’t hurt either. Honestly when I heard there was going to be food provided, I was expecting the standard rubber chicken fare that is usually served when the phrase “free food” is used. Color me surprised when I got to the buffet line to rock some garlic mashed potatoes, veggies and sirloin beef tips!
Now I did have fun at the event and I got to hang out and meet a ton of pool players thanks to my new friend Tequila Schjodt, but I do have a gripe goes by the name of ESPN. Unfortunately, our tables were set directly behind some cameraman from ESPN, so I got to spend the evening staring at the back of some guy’s head instead of watching Jeremy Jones and Ronnie Wiseman rattle and scratch. The picture here doesn’t even do it justice, as this was one where the cameraman was taking a break and kneeling. Most of the time he was staring into the lens, so watching the match was a little, shall we say, obstructed.
Anyway, even with the view of the cameraman’s posterior, it was still a good time with some excellent pool to be had. Kudos to Ga Young Kim, Xingtao Pan, Jasmin Ouschan and Anna Kostanian on not only playing some excellent pool, but seriously outplaying and out-entertaining the men. I’ve heard that the semis and the finals are slated to air on ESPN July 19th, so be sure to tune in and check it out.