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Dragon Ends Little Wonder's Run: Engel Downs Archer

New Iberia, Louisiana- 18 year old “Little Wonder” Wang Can of China was stopped from cashing in his 3rd consecutive appearance at USA’s ABP Pro Tour events. Charlie “Korean Dragon” Williams eliminated the youngster from his own event today. The Championship Cloth 5th Annual Pro Classic events are a pro 9-Ball and 10-Ball event during October 16th-20th, 2012. The events take place side by side to the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open all hosted by Emerald Billiards and produced by Dragon Promotions. The event is co-sponsored by Predator Cues, Poison Cues, Aramith Balls, Pool & Billiard Magazine and sanctioned as an ABP International Rankings Points Tournament.
Wang Can had taken down so many top names in the span of the last 9 days that it seemed to become routine to get beat by the tiny terror. Jesse Engel, Warren Kiamco (twice), Johnny Archer, Thorsten Hohmann, and others to name a few.
But Williams was on his A game this event already taken down his share of tough marquee names such as Hohmann, Bustamante, Bryant, Adam Smith. In this match for the money, Williams jumped to a 6-0 lead without any errors. In game 7, Williams pushed to a long, tough 1 ball. To his credit, Wang came with the shot and ran out along with 2 more beads on the score. But Williams ended with the win at 9-3.

Jesse Engel
Up and coming 20 year old Jesse Engle continues on his path of improvement. He defeated fellow youngster Hunter Lombardo in the 9-ball and 10-ball pro events, and then took off Thorsten Hohmann. Tonight he followed up with a huge win over Johnny Archer in a lopsided 9-5 match. This puts him into the final 6 of the tournament.
“This will be my highest finish in a points ranking event. Before it was 9th. I’m hitting most of my objectives this year which is good. I’m definitely learning more and being on the pro tour toughens you up mentally”, said Engel. When asked who was his inspirations on tour he answered, “Well, Shane of course because he wins so many tournaments. But I really love Alex Pagulayan’s style as a competitor. He just seems to have the right balance of fun and seriousness.”
Engel, Wang Can, and Williams will all move up several spots on the ABP International Rankings. Follow the ABP Pro Tour at www.facebook.com/ABPpros
The Championship Cloth Pro Classic 10-Ball Day 4 continues today and ends tomorrow. The events are being streamed live on www.poolactiontv.com and sponsored by Ozone Billiards and Predator Cues. Fans can come live to watch at Emerald Billiards (337) 364-9922. 2511 West Old Spanish Trail New Iberia, LA 70560

Dragon Promotions

Dragon Promotions started in 2001 and is one of the leading producers and pioneers in the sporting side of the billiard industry.

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