Thursday, July 27, 2006

Field down to 36 in Vegas

From 200 players that started the IPT North American Open the field was cut down to 36 players in last nights matches.

A number of pre-tournament favourites and other notable players were eliminated on Wednesday and had to settle for $10,000 each from the massive $2,050,000 prize fund. Players eliminated included Ronnie O'Sullivan, Johnny Archer, Nick Varner and Vilmos Foeldes.

Raj Hundal of Great Britain scraped through to the next round after having only won one match. He got through on games won percentage.

Other Brits still standing are Daryl Peach, Darren Appleton and Mick Hill, they are joined by a massive contingent of 9 Philipinos including Bustamante, Reyes and Pagulayan plus 9 Americans.

The players in this round are guaranteed $17,000 but know that if they can get through one more round they will be earning $30,000 each. The eventual winner picking up a whopping $350,000
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