Gregorio Sanchez de Venezuela became champion of the II International Open of the Americas 10 ball in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from September 14 to 16. Gregorio Sanchez defeated your compatriot Frailin Guanipa 13-9 in a game full of emotion from the beginning to the end.
32 Billiards from different countries took action in the tournament in double elimination in groups of 8, qualifying 16 for simple elimination.
The last 8 finalists in the quarterfinals in simple elimination were Ramon Diaz (Rep Dom.) Vs. Juan Kelner (Rep.Dom), Rubén Bautista (México) vs. Frailin Guanipa (Venezuela), Franlin Hernández (USA) vs Rafael Dabreu (Sant vincent), Gregorio Sánchez (Venezuela) vs. Ricardo Mejía (Rep. Dom).
Ramón Díaz (10), Juan Kelner (1)
Rubén Bautista (3), Frailin Guanipa (10)
Gregorio Sánchez (10), Ricardo Mejía (1)
Franklin Hernandez (4), Rafael Dabreu (10)
The 4 Semifinalists in simple elimination were
Frailin Guanipa (11), vs Ramon Diaz (4)
Gregorio Sánchez (11) vs Rafael Dabreu (1)
The final game was between the Venezuelans Freilin Guanipa vs Gregorio Sanchez, this series agreed to 13, created a tremendous tension between the players and the public
Frailin Guanipa after an hour take advantage 9-4, but after what no one would believe would happen, Gregorio Sanchez won 9 games in a row to win the tournament.
Frailin Guanipa (9), Gragorio Sanchez (13)
II ABIERTO INTERNATIONAL OF THE AMERICAS 10 BALL OPEN , IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOM. REPUBLIC
1-GREGORIO SANCHEZ $ 2,000
2-FRAILIN GUANIPA $ 1,200
3-RAMON DIAZ $ 600
4-RAFAEL DABREU $ 600
5-FRANKLIN HERNANDEZ $ 400
6-RUBEN BAUTISTA $ 400
7-JUAN KELNER $ 400
8-RICARDO MEJIA $ 400