Broumpton goes undefeated on Tiger Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour

Richard Broumpton, fresh off his 65th place finish in the US Open 9-Ball Championships, went undefeated to take first place in the Tiger Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour on Saturday, October 30. The $500-added event drew 17 entrants to Ultimate Billiards in Fort Pierce, FL.

From among the winners' side final four, Broumpton sent Wiley Ball to the left bracket 7-3, as Tom Karalis was busy doing likewise to Robb Saez 7-4. Broumpton gained the hot seat with a 7-4 win over Karalis and waited for what turned out to be the return of Mike Davis, who'd been sent west by Saez among the winners' side final eight.

Davis, who'd finished 25th in the US Open and travelled immediately to Florida, where he took first place on a Poison Tour Stop event while the US Open finals were still going on, started his one-loss side march back to the finals with victories over tour director Tommy Kennedy and Prescott Buchwald, both 7-4. He picked up Ball, coming over from the winners' side final four.  It was Anthony Meglino, who'd defeated Jerry Calderon 7-3 and Chris Gentile 7-5, waiting for Saez. Meglino and Davis made Saez' and Ball's visit to the west bracket brief; Meglino over Saez 7-5 and Davis over Ball 7-3. Davis defeated Meglino in the quarterfinal match 7-5 and picking up some momentum, dropped Karalis into third place 7-2.

Davis got out in front early in the extended, single race-to-nine final match.  Broumpton caught up, but Davis kept edging ahead until he reached the hill at 8-6. Broumpton continued to battle, eventually knotting the contest at double hill, and breaking and running the final rack to complete his undefeated run.