Challenge Matches

cincy_kid

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I think challenge matches are the best way to see who is the better one pocket player instead of only using tourney results. I am glad there are more happening lately and hope that's a good indicator of things to come. Maybe we can keep track of them here and see where it leads.

Looking for anyone who knows (or wants to research) the challenge matches that have happened going back as far as you would like. There used to be Fight Nights and I know even more before then. I will update this post to have it all in one place and maybe eventually as a separate page on the website along with Joe's cash leaders data he has been tracking.

Please only post if the match was either recorded or streamed. Not looking for stories of "...this one time I saw so and so play for 2 days straight...", let's just stick to matches that can either be verified by viewing it or based on people who saw the stream when it happened.

I think the important info we would want would be something like:

Date(s)
Where it was played
Player names
Player entry or total in the middle
Format (race/ahead set/etc.)
Final Score
(BONUS) - Where can you watch it

So for example, I will start:

July 11-14, 2017
California Billiards
Tony Chohan vs Dennis Orcollo
$100,000 in the middle
Race to 40 over 4 days
Tony wins 40-38
Available to watch at POVPool


Help add any you know, thank you!
 

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DATEVENUEPLAYERSTOTAL PRIZEFORMATRESULTSSOURCE
Aug 26-28, 2022The Rockin CueChip Compton vs Shane Van Boening$20,000Race to 24 over 3 daysShane wins 24-10OmegaBilliards
Aug 5-7, 2022Buffalo's BilliardsCorey Deuel vs Roberto Gomez$20,000Race to 5, best of 7 setsRoberto wins 4-2PoolActionTV
Aug 4-6, 2022Broad Street BilliardsChip Compton vs Fedor Gorst$40,000Race to 24 over 3 daysFedor wins 24-12OmegaBilliards
Jul 28-30, 2022Buffalo's BilliardsJosh Roberts vs Evan Lunda$20,000Race to 6 best of 7 setsEvan wins 4-0PoolActionTV
Jul 8-10, 2022Railyard BilliardsScott Frost vs Fedor Gorst$20,000Race to 21 over 3 daysFedor wins 21-12OmegaBilliards
Feb 2-3, 2022Pool Do's Sports BarChip Compton vs Justin Hall$30,000Race to 16 over 2 daysChip win 16-10SullyVisionTV
Oct 19-22, 2021Mill's Modern SocialScott Frost vs Chip Compton$80,000Race to 40 over 4 daysChip wins 40-39OmegaBilliards
Oct 4-5, 2021The Player's ClubFedor Gorst vs Devin Poteet$3,000Race to 16 over 2 daysFedor wins 16-9St Louis Players Club
Sep 23-26, 2021Rack N Grill 3Alex Pagulayan(9) vs Tony Chohan(8)$150,000Race to 36 over 4 daysAlex wins 36-29PoolActionTV
Jun 15-16, 2021The Player's ClubJustin Bergman vs Devin Poteet$1,000Race to 16 over 2 daysJustin wins 16-10St Louis Players Club
May 24-25, 2021Pool Do's Sports BarJustin Hall vs Evan Lunda$10,000Race to 18 over 2 daysJustin wins 18-14SullyVision
May 14-16, 2021Buffalo's BilliardsTony Chohan vs Chip Compton$50,000Race to 27 over 3 daysTony wins 27-21OmegaBilliards
Mar 26-28, 2021Stixx and Stone BillairdsTony Chohan(9) vs Chip Compton (8)$60,000Race to 27 over 3 daysChip wins 27-22OmegaBilliards
Jan 13-15, 2021Livingston's BilliardsJustin Hall vs Corey Deuel$20,000Race to 24 over 3 daysJustin wins 24-22PoolActionTV
Jul 11-14, 2017California BilliardsTony Chohan vs Dennis Orcollo$100,000Race to 40 over 4 daysTony wins 40-38POVPool
 
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Feb 2022: Morgan City, LA Chip Compton v. Justin Hall $30K Race to 16 over two days 16-10 Compton, Sullyvision
 
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I am only including 2021 and 2022 matches since the others don't mean much in 2022.
 
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DATEVENUEPLAYERSTOTAL PRIZEFORMATRESULTSSOURCE
Feb 2-3, 2022Pool Do's Sports BarChip Compton vs Justin Hall$30,000Race to 16 over 2 daysChip win 16-10SullyVisionTV
Jan 13-15, 2021Livingston's BilliardsJustin Hall vs Corey Deuel$20,000Race to 24 over 3 daysJustin wins 24-22PoolActionTV
Jul 11-14, 2017California BilliardsTony Chohan vs Dennis Orcollo$100,000Race to 40 over 4 daysTony wins 40-38POVPool
Maybe you could incorporate all these matches into one excel sheet like above. would be a great reference for those who dont watch all the streams.
 

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hmm, I am finding conflicting info online, someone help clarify pls :)

For tony vs chip, they played twice in 2021 (March at Stixx and Stone in TX and May at Buffalos, right?) Was it 9/8 both times? Did they both each win 27-22 and 27-21 respectively? Tony won at buffs right?

I think its ok putting older challenge matches in or we can just say from the year 2020 to current, whatever works!
 
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Maybe you could incorporate all these matches into one excel sheet like above. would be a great reference for those who dont watch all the streams.
I have it in a spreadsheet, then copy/pasting it here. I can also share the link to the spreadsheet which is here:


Some you can watch the whole match or highlights by clicking the source link.
 
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Justin Bergman vs. Devin Poteet (even)
June 15-16, 2021
Race to 16 over 2 days
Venue: The Players Club (Valley View MO - STL)
Stakes: $1,000
Winner: Bergman 16-10


 
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Justin Bergman vs. Devin Poteet (even)
June 15-16, 2001
Race to 16 over 2 days
Venue: The Players Club (Valley View MO - STL)
Stakes: $1,000
Winner: Bergman 16-10


Thanks Rabbi!

I meant to put 2020 (not 2000 lol) so that it's kind of more current like Joe said but heck I dont mind having them all in a spreadsheet no matter how old they are just as a point of reference. I was thinking all those fight nights they had too!

Like this one:

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Sorry, I made a typo. That match happened in 2021.

That it's fairly recent is what makes it interesting despite the comparatively low stakes because both players have scaled back their participation, Poteet perhaps completely, and aren't entering the Top 15 discussion as much.
 

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Another one from the same venue and livestream in St. Louis ...

Fedor Gorst vs. Devin Poteet
October 4-5, 2021
Race to 16 over 2 days
Venue: The Players Club
Stakes: "a few thousand"
Winner: Gorst 16-9

 

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DATEVENUEPLAYERSTOTAL PRIZEFORMATRESULTSSOURCE
Feb 2-3, 2022Pool Do's Sports BarChip Compton vs Justin Hall$30,000Race to 16 over 2 daysChip win 16-10SullyVisionTV
Oct 19-22, 2021Mill's Modern SocialScott Frost vs Chip Compton$80,000Race to 40 over 4 daysChip wins 40-39OmegaBilliards
May 14-16, 2021Buffalo's BilliardsTony Chohan(9) vs Chip Compton (8)$50,000Race to 27 over 3 daysChip wins 27-22
Mar 26-28, 2021Stixx and Stone BillairdsTony Chohan(9) vs Chip Compton (8)$60,000Race to 27 over 3 daysChip wins 27-22OmegaBilliards
Jan 13-15, 2021Livingston's BilliardsJustin Hall vs Corey Deuel$20,000Race to 24 over 3 daysJustin wins 24-22PoolActionTV
Jul 11-14, 2017California BilliardsTony Chohan vs Dennis Orcollo$100,000Race to 40 over 4 daysTony wins 40-38POVPool
The Chohan/Compton match in New Orleans was even and Tony won.
 
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