First Round WPBL Playoffs: Scorpions upset the Wave – Florian “Venom” Kohler Performs at Halftime

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First Round WPBL Playoffs: Scorpions upset the Wave

Florian “Venom” Kohler Performs at Halftime

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 5, 2014)

The World Professional Billiard League’s 2013-2014 Playoffs began today.  First round action saw the #5 seed Los Angeles Wave vs. the #12 seed Atlanta Scorpions at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas.

Johnny Archer’s Atlanta Scorpions upset Oscar Dominquez’ Los Angeles Wave 8-2, capturing a victory in the first ever playoff match in the history of the WPBL. The Scorpions capitalized on several uncharacteristic Los Angeles mistakes, and picked up a pair of one point shoot-out wins in the first two games of the match. Dennis Hatch and Shannon Daulton knocked off Ernesto Dominguez and Louis Ulrich 30-6 in doubles, giving Atlanta their first regulation win of the match, lifting their lead to 4-0.

Johnny Archer - Photo Credit: Mike Brown/WPBL
Johnny Archer – Photo Credit: Mike Brown/WPBL

Archer and Daulton picked up another regulation doubles win just before intermission bringing Atlanta’s lead to 6-0.  Archer all but sealed the match as he easily handled Oscar Dominguez 30-1 in the first singles game of the match, for an 8-0 Atlanta lead.

Los Angeles‘ lone win of the night came in the second singles game of the match, when Ernesto Dominguez defeated Hatch 30-12.Fresh off his stellar play at DCC, Shannon Daulton clinched the match for Atlanta by scoring a single point to start the next game against Ulrich.

Trick-shot artist and Internet sensation Florian “Venom” Kohler performed at halftime wowing the crowd with not only his amazing artistry but also with his quick wit. He will perform again for WPBL fans on February 9th in-between the double-header featuring Scot Frost’s #4 seed Phoenix Fire vs. the Atlanta Scorpions (1pm PT) and Rodney Morris’ #3 seed Chicago Rockets against the winner of the Toronto Blue Sharks vs. the Pittsburgh Poison match (6:30pm PT).

Florian “Venom” Kohler - Photo Credit: Mike Brown/WPBL
Florian “Venom” Kohler – Photo Credit: Mike Brown/WPBL

Fans in the Las Vegas area can attend all WPBL Playoff matches for free at the WPBL Arena located at 6745 Surrey St. Las Vegas, NV. Seating is not reserved, therefore early arrival is suggested.

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