The event was supported by Fat Boy Productions Co. and Steve Florentino Billiards. Heavy hitter companies are getting behind the event for the first time as well such as Ozone Billiards and Championship Cloth who will be supplying all the tournament tables Tour Edition 3030 cloth. Billiards Digest, Pool & Billiard Magazine, and Inside Pool Magazine are also sponsoring the event. The tournament is an official ABP Pro Tour sanctioned points tournament for pro rankings. Please visit www.facebook.com/ABPpros for updates and to join the ABP Pro Tour.
The Scorpion Cues Johnny Archer Classic is a pro 10-Ball tournament open to all amateurs, semi-pros, and professionals. Full info and updates can be found at http://www.facebook.com/JohnnyArcherClassic
Kiamco jumped to a quick 3-0 lead at the start of the match. And Shane was not able to recoup from there. Warren utterly dominated the entire match and worked to a 9-2 lead within less than an hour in a fast paced match. Shane was able to gain one more game, but fell 11-3 in the finale.
"I got tired. Warren played great. That's pool. I can't win them all", said Shane afterwards.
"I really am very happy to win this event. I told my good friend Jeremy Sossei
before the match, I'm not wishing for Shane to not make a ball on the break. I'm only wishing he doesn't have a shot!" laughed Kiamco as the crowd laughed with him. "I really want to thank Johnny Archer , he has such a great poolroom. And thanks to Charlie and Dragon Promotions, I hope you do many more events for us."
Special VIP sponsors attended such as Shawn Gargano the President of Ozone Billiards. Mike Serra, the VP of Championship Cloth and Chairman of the Billiard Congress of America also attended. Serra presented the runner-up award to Van Boening.
"Listen, this is terrific. I'm really enjoying coming to these events and meeting the fans and players. The sporting side is very important to me and I'm going to observe and learn more on how to help", said Serra. Just this year alone Serra has attended the Super Billiards Expo, the World Tournament of 14.1, the Johnny Archer Classic, and this week he will fly to his own sponsored Championship Cloth Pro Classic in Louisiana.
"The management and staff at Marietta Billiard Club all said the numbers this weekend were way above normal. Bottom line, the event was a financial success for the poolroom and that's good news. Means hosting pro pool can be a money maker, and we need more locations to come talk to us and add more events to the ABP Pro Tour calendar", said Charlie Williams, the event producer from Dragon Promotions.
"I just want to thank everyone here for coming and supporting this event and me. I promise everyone we will make next year even bigger and better", said Archer in his closing ceremony.