New York, New York – Schmidt becomes the least American standing once again. Hohmann the last German standing. The semi-finals could have been set as a finals match in any other year. The two titans of 14.1 faced off for the right to play one match for the title once again. The stars are inching closer to the oldest title in the world. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak have brought another globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th-24th,2013. Live stream broadcast will be on www.insidepool.tv
USA’s John Schmidt had defeated nearly all the faavorite American players including Archer, Hatch, and Van Boening who all fell to Schmidt. Hohmann started the event a little slow and escaped Max Eberle and then proceeded to annihilate Jayson Shaw of Scotland.
The semi-finals was highly anticipated as the fans quickly filled all the seats in the 11am session. Schmidt came with a great opening shot but then missed the next ball. Hohmann ran a 70 and played safe and then another 30 and quickly accumulated a 100 ball lead. This would prove to be insurmountable as Schmidt could only manage a rack and eventually fell to Hohmann who had run his 200 balls in a handful of innings to win 200 to 18.
“Sometimes you run 200 and then sometimes you run 20. That’s straight pool”, laughed Schmidt in very good nature. Schmidt had defeated Hohmann in last year’s quarter finals.
“I feel great. Never tired yet. I’m disappointed I haven’t run 200 yet”, said a very confiident and obviously in stroke Hohmann.
If Hohmann wins in the finals, he will be the first player to win the event 3 times in this century.
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