Bova double dips Jackson to take Western New York Tour stop


Kyle Bova took two out of three against Roger Jackson to knock him out of the hot seat and claim the event title of the December 15 stop on the Western New York Tour. The event drew 22 entrants to Camelot Billiards in Rochester, NY.

From among the winners' side final four, Bova took out Jerry Sullivan 7-4, as Jackson sent Mike Nichols west 6-4. In their first of three, Jackson dominated, winning 7-3 to sit in the hot seat.

Sullivan moved to the loss side and picked up Mark Creamer, who'd defeated Lanny Phillips 6-4 and Don Purdy 5-3. Nichols drew Jerry Crow, who'd eliminated Andre Ianello 7-4 and survived a double hill battle against Dave Grau. Creamer then downed Sullivan 5-3, and in the quarterfinals, faced Nichols, who'd ended Crow's day 7-5.

Creamer got the best of Nichols in the quarterfinals, defeating him 6-4 for a shot at Bova. Bova, though, had other ideas. He ended Creamer's loss-side streak with a 7-3 victory and turned his attention on to a double elimination final versus Jackson.

Bova won exactly twice as many games as Jackson over the two-set final. He took the opener 7-4, and the second set 7-3 to capture the event title.

The next stop on the Western New York is scheduled for Saturday, December 22, at Outback Billiards in Elmira, NY.