Boursse stops an 11-match, loss-side run by Deocharran to win Amateur Predator stop


Ryan Boursse cut through a field of 91 entrants on hand for a July 8-9 Amateur event on the Predator Tour. He went undefeated in the $1000-added event, hosted by Amsterdam Billiards in New York City, but not before he was challenged in the finals by Troy Deocharran, who chalked up 11 matches on the loss side for the right to face him.
With Deocharran already at work on the loss side, Boursse advanced to a winners' side semifinal against Ron Bernardo. Rhys Chen, in the meantime, faced Rob Pole in the other winners' side semifinal. Boursse sent Bernardo to the loss side 7-4, and in the hot seat match, faced Chen, who'd defeated Pole 8-4. Boursse claimed the hot seat 7-4 over Chen and waited for Deocharran to complete his loss-side run.
It was Bernardo who ran into Deocharran on the loss side, eight matches into his run. He'd recently defeated Frank Tonn 7-3 and Zouraiz Ellahi 7-4. Pole drew Tim Fitzsimmons, who'd defeated Emily Duddy 7-4 and Duc Lam, double hill, to reach him.
Deocharran chalked up loss-side win #9 defeating Bernardo 7-4. He was joined in the quarterfinal match by Pole, who'd eliminated Fitzsimmons 8-4. Win #10 in that quarterfinal match sent Pole home 9-7.
 Deocharran completed his loss-side run with a 9-7 win in the semifinals over Chen. Boursse, though, ended Deocharran's bid for the event title with a 7-3 victory in the finals.
A Second Chance tournament that drew 16 entrants was won by Jason Carandang, who defeated Ambi Estevez in the final, double hill. Emily Duddy finished third, while K.C. Clayton ended up in fourth place.
On Aug. 5-6, Tony Robles' Silent Assassin Productions will present its 2nd Annual NYC 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Championships. The next official stop on the Predator Tour, scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-3), will be hosted by Steinway Billiards in Astoria (Queens), NY.