Collin Dowdy Wins 1st FBT Junior Tournament

Boynton Beach, Fla. – Eleven junior players showed up at Slate Billiards in Boynton Beach, Florida, last month for the first Juniors 8-Ball Tournament, sponsored by the Flamingo Billiards Tour. Kids came from as far away as Bradenton and Miramar, many of them playing in their very first event.  
The format was a race to three, double elimination, handicapped. The final race matched up local 14 year-old Andre Dunbar and 16 year-old Collin Dowdy.  Dowdy, a talented experienced player from the west coast won the tournament handily. Josh Wolff finished third. The top three players won trophies. 
Although some players clearly displayed advanced skills while others were just learning how to play, everyone had a good time and made new friends. Flamingo Billiards Tour would like to thank Slate Billiards room owners Mike Bradford and Bill Giffen, Boynton Billiards, and instructor Ed Kiess.
Some of the matches can be viewed at (  More pictures can be viewed at
1st Collin Dowdy
2nd Andre Dunbar
3rd Josh Wolff
4th Marc Arias
5th John Matson
Angelina Estler
7th Carter McCormick
John McCormick
9th Hayden Estler
Eric Matos, Jr.
Evan Matos