Bustamante wins Fatboy challenge

Francisco Bustamante (Photo courtesy of Dave Thomson mediumpool.com)

Francisco Bustamante ended his 2012 Derby City Classic with a lopsided 15-5 victory over Stevie Moore in the finals of the Fatboy 10-Ball Challenge.

Held immediately following Moore's loss in the finals of the Derby City 9-ball division, the match saw Moore appearing to be off of his game while Bustamante had no such problems. Bustamante held an early 2-0 lead and only a scratch on the 10-ball in rack three kept him from a 3-0 lead. Moore came back to tie the score at 2-2 and was close at 3-4 down before Bustamante found the zone and rolled off nine straight games for an insurmountable 13-3 lead. 

Moore took a break at 13-3 down when Bustamante broke dry, which seemed to take Bustamante out of the zone more than it helped Moore get into the zone. The players swapped racks until the score was 14-5 Bustamante, and Moore threw in the towel after a scratch on the break in the 20th rack. 

Bustamante earned $12,000 for the win, while Moore settled for $7000 in prize money. John Morra and Alex Pagulayan both pocketed $3,500 each for third place.