Bove double dips Young to win Western New York Tour stop


Kyle Bove came back from a defeat in the hot seat match to double dip Kevin Young in the true double elimination finals of the Western New York Tour stop on Saturday, October 6. The event drew 15 entrants to Camelot Billiards in Rochester, NY.

They met in that hot seat match, once Bove had sent Don Purdy west 6-3 and Young had done likewise to Fran Imburgia 4-2. Young took the opening match of the three that he would play against Bove 6-3, and waited in the hot seat for him to return.

Imburgia moved over to pick up Dave Grau, who was working his way to the semifinals. He'd gotten by tour director Nick Brucato 7-6 and Terry Buhlman 7-4 to pick up Imburgia. Purdy, in the meantime, drew Mark Cramer, who'd defeated Roger Jackson and Alex Alvaredo, both 5-4. Grau dropped Imburgia into the tie for fifth place 7-2, and Purdy sent Cramer to join him 5-4. Grau took the quarterfinal matchup that followed 7-3 over Purdy, and then ran into a determined Bove, who ended Grau's loss-side streak 7-2.

Bove allowed Young only a single rack in the opening set, forcing a second. Young put up a better fight in the second set, but Bove ended up winning it by the same score Young had used to defeat him in the hot seat match - 6-3. In addition to his $370, first-place prize money, Bove earned free entry into a future tour stop and a Gold's Gym membership. Young, in addition to his prize money for second place, also received a Gold's Gym membership.

The next stop on the Western New York Tour is scheduled for November 17 at the same location, Camelot Billiards in Rochester, NY.