Fifteen students - all but one who were eligible - participated in the University of Michigan Campus Championships (TOC) on Sunday, April 7. This is the best turnout in the 6-year history of the TOC...remarkable, considering that just hours before, most students celebrated into the wee hours of the morning after the Michigan basketball team defeated Syracuse to advance to the National Championship game for the first time in over two decades.
Dateline 12:33 p.m.:
The following fifteen players qualified at one of several events throughout the academic year. Only players who won or finished high in the weekly/monthly events were invited to the TOC.
Dateline 4:23 p.m.:
The field is narrowed to 8 players, with Curtis and Bohan now playing for the hot seat while Kevin plays Shan and Biruk plays Winstone on the one-loss side. The winner of Shan-Kevin faces Shenglin, and the winner of Biruk-Winstone faces Zane.
Dateline 5:21 p.m.:
We are now down to the final four - the Michigan, Syracuse, Wichita State, and Louisville of the UM Pool Tournament of Champions. Defending Champ Curtis defeated Bohan 5-4 for the hot seat. Winstone is about to play Kevin on the one-loss side; the winner faces Bohan to stay in the tournament and take on Curtis for the title.
5th-6th place finishers: Shenglin, Zane
7th-8th place finishers: Biruk, Shan
9th-12th place finishers: Dennis, Andrew, Zhao, Paul
13th-16th place finishers: Austin, Mani, Christoph
Dateline 6:15 p.m.:
Kevin finishes 4th place, with $25 Munchie Money, a medal, and a Michigan Billiards t-shirt
Dateline 7:06 p.m.:
Winstone finishes 3rd place for the second year in a row, with $50 Munchie Money, a medal, and a Michigan Billiards t-shirt.
Dateline 7:35 p.m.:
Bohan upsets Curtis 5-2 in the first set. They start a second set for the title of 2013 Campus Champion!
Dateline 8:04 p.m.:
Curtis has successfully defended his title, taking the Tournament of Champions crown for the 2nd year in a row.
Congratulations to all players, and thank you for a day of excellent competition and sportsmanship!