Some heavy hitting teenage and lady talent will be hitting the men pros at the inaugural Lucasi Hybrid Classic July 30-Aug 3,2008 at Bankshot Billiards. Four top notch juniors and one tough female will be taking their shot at the Hybrid titles.
Jeannie Seaver, former top WPBA pro & multi- Florida Pro Women's champ, will be the sole woman in the field and playing 14.1 for her first time in major competition. Seaver has taken time off from the tour to go to nursing school, but still plays on weekends in women and men pro events. She finished 13th at the recent tough fielded Seminole Florida Men's Tour event, so she knows how to play against men. Jeannie is house pro and player rep for Island Breakers, a new upscale billiard room in Merritt Island, FL.
"Jeannie is a great representative of billiards and we enjoy supporting her play in women and men's events." says LJ Granger, Co-owner of Island Breakers.
The juniors make up the other side of the dark horses as three national champions take stage to gun down the adult men. Austin Murphy of California, Reigning 19 & Under USA Junior Champion; Landon Shuffett of Kentucky, 2x Reigning 14 & Under USA Junior Champion; Dominic Jentsch, 3x German National Junior Champion. Also Adam Behnke, up and coming player and 4th place finisher at last year's World Junior 10-Ball Championships.
Dominic Jentsch of Germany will be one to keep an eye out for in the 14.1 division. He is already an accomplished straight pool player and has many runs in the 150's. Jentsch has also been given a spot into this year's Predator World Straight Pool Championships.
"I am telling the truth when I say this kid has an amazing amount of potential. He is very calm and has an excellent attitude." observed Thorsten Hohmann, Former World 9-Ball and World 14.1 Champion.
"Without a doubt, I'm sure these really young,young guns are going to pull off some upsets during the event." forecasts Charlie Williams of Dragon Promotions.
The juniors will also be participating in the 2nd Annual Dragon Promotions World Junior 10-Ball Championships Aug 2-3,2008. Also coinciding with The Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open consisting of 7 events including Open, Women's, Seniors, and Mixed Doubles in 8-Ball and 9-Ball.
All the events are sponsored by Lucasi Hybrid, Cue & Case, Ozone Billiards, and Bankshot Billiards. Official equipment is Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Master Chalk, and Delta-13 Rack. Clothing wear will be available at event by Gambler Clothing and cue repair by Image Que's John Spidel.