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Preview: 2nd Annual 2014 Deurne City Classic

Preview: 2nd Annual 2014 Deurne City Classic 12.03.2014 – Deurne/Netherlands At this moment in time the Deurne City Classic is the biggest pool events held in The Netherlands. It’s strongly based on the well-known Derby City Classic, one of world’s biggest most visited tournaments. Organized and sponsored by Diamond Billiards Inc. at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Southern Indiana. The Derby hosts world’s biggest one-pocket and bankpool event with more than 800 players visiting every year. A 24/7 greenroom where high-stakes gambling between local players and foreign superstars are being watched on internet live-streams all over the world. Winners of the Derby are mostly BCA Hall-of-Famers or international celebs like Efren Reyes, Grady Matthews, Shannon Daulton, John Brumback, Freddy ‘The Beard’ Bentivegna and recently Shane Van Boening has dominated the entire event. The Dutch version’s format is inspired by this big phenomenon but there’s more to the history of the event. The venue hosting the event is named after the oldschool pool hustler’s hangout ‘Ames’ where Minnesota Fats in the 1961 movie ‘The Hustler’ […]