16 year old crowned Florida State Amateur 9-Ball Champion

Ultimate Billiards in Ft Pierce was the venue for the $1500 Added Fl State Championships.

61 players showed up for a chance of being crowned Fl State Amateur champion which would include last years winner David Uwate. 16 year old Danny Satinoff was proving to be a handful making his way to the finals with strong wins over Wesley White 7-5, Eddie Cabrera 7-4, Danny Ramirez 7-6, Floyd Reason 7-6 and then Justin Gilsinan 7-5 to make his way into the winner's side final. Han Berber would be his opponent proving why he is considered a high level Amateur player by making his way through to the hotseat match with strong wins over Dan Lettau 7-6, Brad Watters 7-3, Johnny Aguilar 7-3, Fred Kenney 7-6 and then another hard fought 7-6 win over Jarred Schlauch 7-6 to make his way to the hotseat to face Satinoff. The one loss side would see several players go on good runs. One of those players would be Chip Dickerson, Dickerson lost his first match 7-6 to Danny Ramirez and then went onto win 7 straight before taking his 2nd loss to Anthony Meglino 6-2. Meglino was now on a 6 match winning streak before losing to Justin Gilsinan. Gilsinan would now have the task of taking on last year's winner David Uwate, Uwate's 5 match win streak would come to an end as Justin Gilsinan would go onto record a 6-2. He would now face Han Berber who lost a lopsided hotseat match to Satinoff 7-0.  Gilsinan came out strong in this one and looked like going onto record an easy win taking a 5-2 lead only for Berber to fight his way back to 5-5 before Gilsinan took the last rack to reach the final.

Satinoff proved to be just too strong for Gilsinan taking control early and finishing the match off with a comfortable 8-3 win to take the title and become the new and youngest FL State Amateur Champion along with the $1000 first place prize money.

The 21st-22nd August will see the $2000 Added FL State Open 9-ball Championships come back to Ultimate Billiards with also a $500 Added Senior 8 Ball State Championships on Sunday the 22nd this event is open to players 50 years of age and over.

Both events are open to all players from any State we look forward to seeing you there. Visit www.poisonpooltour.com for more info.