Acciavatti Wins Dominiak Cues Stop Three

Tim Hurley Runner-up and Tom Acciavati Winner

The Dominiak Cues Northeast Amateur 10-Ball Tour stop #3 was held on Sunday February 22nd at the popular Snookers Billiards in Springfield, Ma. despite mother nature raising havock here in the northeast once again on tournament day. A fiesty field of 24 players from throughout the northeast ignored the blizzard warnings and made the trek from Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York as well as several local Massachusetts players in attempt to capture the title to the 3rd $500 added cash & prizes Dominiak Cues Northeast 10 Ball Tour stop.

Notable players in attendence were some of the northeast's toughest amateurs including the always tough Tim Hurley, tour stop #2 winner Chuck Hill, New Hampshire's Chris Anastaspoulos, tour stop #1 winner Rob Francoeur, tour regulars Kevin Blackstock, Tom Acciavatti, Fred "Cornerman" Agnir and Dana Kroll, along with Connecticut's Ryan Bijur and Justin Kessler. Also in attendence were several local area top players including Gene Hunt, Josh Lerner, Russ Manley, Tim Haley and Tony Hubbard.  Taking advantage of the free entry for women was Jocelyn Caisse who made sure she kept some of the guys wiggling in there chair a bit throughout the tournament by showing her shotmaking capabilities in tough situations. Nice showing Jocelyn!

The double elimination format would see Dana Kroll make his way through top half of the winners side brackets with steady shotmaking and good decisions. After drawing a bye in the opening round Dana scored wins over some tough opponents incuding Chip Tibbetts, Russ Manley and Kevin Blackstock to reach the hot seat match. On the bottom half of the winners side chart it was Chicapee's Tim Hurley playing steady as usual and in some very close matches defeating tour regulars Scott Dwyer, Chris Anastaspoulos and Fred Agnir for the right to play in the hot seat match with Dana Kroll. This match proved to be a tough battle but in the end Tim pulled it out for the right to play in the 1 set race to 5 finals.

Meanwhile on the 1 loss side it was New York's Tom Acciavatti, who had lost an early round match, making his way steadily through the B side of the chart and battling to win some hill/hill matches to get a shot at playing Tim Hurley in the finals for the cheese plus the new Dominiak Cue to the winner. Along the way on the 1 loss side Tom sent home Rob Francoeur, Mike Wheeler, Russ Manley, Tony Hubbard, Fred Agnir and Kevin Blackstock before he and Dana Kroll battled it out to see who makes the finals. In the end Tom's experience showed through and Dana had to settle for a very respectable and hard fought 3rd place today.

The stage was set around 7pm for the finals of the Dominiak Cues Tour Stop #3 between Tim Hurley and Tom Acciavatti in the 1 race to 5 finals format. Tom jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with some great shotmaking and brilliant safety play, being well aware of Tim's firepower he didn't let Tim get off to any kind of a start. The winner breaks format saw Tom crush the break in rack 4 and the 10 ball headed straight into the corner for win #4 in the race to 5. Down 4-0 Tim was not about to give up though, and patiently awaited an opening to try and get back into the match. Rack #5 saw Tom make a ball on the break but with shooting a tough 4 ball he scratched in the side and left Tim an opening. Tim ran out to make the score 4-1 and possibly a come back was in the making. The next game saw a safety battle ensue,  Tim got an opening and is on a runout but it wasn't to be today for Tim as he was unable to capitalize. Tom Acciavatti gets the opening he needs and takes home the title for tour stop #3. Great shooting to both players throughout!

Our next tour stop will be held at Casey's Billiards in Pittsfield, Ma. on Sunday March 1st, doors open for practice at 11am.  All amateurs are encouraged to come out and play on the tour. All league players are eligible as well as all non-pro players. All Women and Juniors (under 18 recieve) free entry and only pay $10 table time.

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Hope to see you at the next tour stop!