Adams Crowned 2012 Florida State Amateur 9-Ball Champion

Denny Fox, Tony Crosby, Michael Zingale and Chris Adams


Chris Adams was crowned the Poison FL State Amateur 9-ball Champion this weekend. A large field of 107 players turned up at Zingales Billiards in Tallahassee for a fantastic weekend of pool playing.  

Adams would have his hands full as he navigated through some hard fought wins over Van Mangum, David Uwate, Cliff Thrasher, Dave Strong, Denny Fox, Anthony Piazza, and then a nail biter win over Nick Applebee 8-7 to set himself up for the final.  

Denny Fox would grind his way back to play Chris Adams in the final, Fox would defeat Adams in the first race, 8-7 to force the sudden death one rack shootout to determine the winner.  Adams would win the lag and break and run out another nail biting rack to be crowned 2012 Florida State Amateur 9-Ball Champion. 

A big congratulation goes out to all players who attended this event, The Amateur players really know how to behave and have a great time while being competitive pool players. Chris Adams showed his class all weekend on and off the table for a fully deserved win.

The $5000 Added Florida State Open 10 Ball championships will be held at Zingales Billiards 1st-2nd December. You don’t have to be a tour member or Florida resident to play.

We would like to thank Michael Zingale and all his staff for hosting a great tournament this weekend, and our title sponsor Poison Cues for helping us bring the tournament to the players. We would also like to thank custom cue maker Robert Harris, Robertson Billiards, and Simonis Cloth.