Monday, September 24, 2012

{He's Pretty Much a Big Deal}

I've always known Preston was a big deal in the pool crowd. I mean he did scored Erin and I these awesome hats at a pool bar grand opening just for being Preston Hollis.

But now Preston is known in the pool crowd as a U.S. Amateur Championship finalist! He competed against 64 other pool players at the qualifying event in Fort Collins. The top 4 finalist {they don't play out to a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place} advance to the U.S. Championship tournament in Tampa, Florida! Preston is one of those finalist!!!

{Official Trophy}
 Preston spent a total of 33 hours in the bar either playing pool or waiting for his next match. He won his match on Friday. Lost his first match Saturday morning {double elimination}. Waited around for 10 hours and then won his next 2. On Sunday he was in the zone and won all four matches to be named a finalist! 

{Preston's Final Bracket}
The Championship tournament is in Tampa, Florida in November. It just so happens we will be arriving in Florida from my 30th birthday cruise on the same day the pool tournament starts. Perfect timing!

Preston has put in a lot of practice over the last couple of years to advance his pool game to an elite level. He plays in league two nights a week and goes to as many tournaments as his wife will allow him possible. All of his hard work has paid off! I know this win will boost his confidence even more {if that's even possible right!} and take him to another level. I can't believe I am saying this, but I can't wait until Preston's next tournament to see how he does! 

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