Bustamante wins at Turning Stone

Francisco Bustamante

Francisco Bustamante was won the 2005 Joss Tour Season Finale held at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

Bustamante went through the event undefeated and closed it out with wins over Johnny Archer, Efren Reyes and Dennis Hatch. The 9-7 win over Reyes earned Bustamante the hot-seat and Bustamante faced Hatch in the final after a hill-hill Hatch win over Reyes on the one-loss side.

Hatch came out strong in the finals and took a 5-2 lead before Bustamante ran six racks for an 8-5 lead. Hatch fought back and tied the match at 10-10 before Bustamante won three of the last four games for the 13-11 victory. Bustamante complimented Hatch's play after the match and commented on how both players were dead on their feet after all the long matches.

Bustamante earned $10,000 in prize money, while Hatch settled for $6,000. Reyes and Archer filled out the top four places.

All in all, it was a great time for the players and fans, and yet another outstanding event at Turning Stone Casino.

Complete brackets from the event are online, as well as two photo galleries with a third to be posted tonight. Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

Complete Payouts:
1st Francisco Bustamante $10,000
2nd Dennis Hatch, $6000
3rd Efren Reyes $4000
4th Johnny Archer $3000
5th/6th Jose Parica, Ralf Souquet $2100
7th/8th Danny Basavich, Jeff Kennedy $1500
9th/12th Bob Maidhof, Shawn Putnam, Niels Feijen, Earl Strickland $1100
13th/16th Corey Deuel, Mike Dechaine, Hongsavady Vongxay, Greg Antonakos $800
17th/24th Jim Forsythe, Tom D'Alfonso, Keith McCready, Mark Pantovic, Rodney Cuillerier, Danny Harriman, Mike Hurley, Mike Massey $550
25th/32nd Jerry Crowe, Chris Bartrum, Steve Lillis, Jon Macias, Jerry Slivka, Teddy Garrahan, Kim Davenport, Mike Keith $350

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe