The Accu-Stats “Make It Happen” 8-Ball Invitational
2016 “Make It Happen” 8-Ball Invitational
Jayson Shaw on an outstanding performance!
MATCH 16 – THE FINALS
Jayson SHAW 10 – Shane VAN BOENING 4
Jayson Shaw issued a statement that he was ready to avenge his loss in the previous match with a break and run. He then ran out game 2 after Van Boening broke dry.
One of the very best position plays of the week came in game 3 when Shaw drew back 4 feet to a microscopic shape zone for the key ball to the key ball. He completed his second break and run to take a 3-0 lead.
Van Boening came back strong with a break and run, then made three super shots in a row to close out the next game. He now trailed, 3-2.
In game 6 Van Boening pounded the balls on his break, but nothing fell and Shaw ran out, then broke and ran out to extend his lead to 3 games.
They split the next two games. Then, in game 10 Van Boening left the cue ball way to close to the 8-ball, missed, and Shaw cleared off the roadmap layout.
In game 11 it looked like Van Boening had a chance to begin a comeback, but he committed a huge position play blunder, then missed a long shot to a partial pocket and Shaw ran out. He now led, 8-3.
The two traded safeties before Van Boening continued his run of subpar play by missing while attempting to break out a ball using a super hard pound stroke. Shaw missed in game 13 and Van Boening ran out. But in game 14 Van Boening faced a miserable layout after making a ball on the break. He missed a long shot and Shaw ran out to win the match, 10-4, and the title.
Six of the most talented professional players
were selected to compete in this year’s
• Shane Van Boening – #1 Ranked U.S. Player
• Darren Appleton – #1 Ranked 8-Ball Player
• Jayson Shaw – 3-Time Turning Stone Champion
• Rodney Morris – #2 Ranked U.S. Player, Hall of Fame
• Corey Deuel – U.S. Open and All Japan Champion
• John Morra – Super Billiards Expo Champion