Davis goes undefeated to take 6th Annual Bob Stocks Memorial 9-Ball event

Anthony Luong (owner of First Break Cafe), Brian Deska, Mike Davis and Ozzy Reynolds

From a brief, one-win, two-quick-loss appearance at the US Open 9-Ball Championships, Mike Davis travelled about four hours north to Sterling, VA, where on Sunday, October 30, he went undefeated to capture the event title at the 6th Annual Bob Stocks Memorial 9-Ball Tournament.  The $1,000-added event drew 51 entrants to First Break Café in Sterling.

From among the winners' side final four, Davis defeated Eddie Abraham  9-7 to get into the hot seat match against Brian Deska, who'd defeated Alan Duty 9-6. Davis sent Deska to the semifinals 9-6 and waited in the hot seat for his return. 

On the loss-side, Abraham picked up Curtis Branker, who'd picked up a forfeit victory from Kevin West and defeated tour director Ozzie Reynolds 7-2. Duty drew Shaun Wilkie, who'd gotten by Jeremy Perkins 7-3 and just did squeak by Brandon Shuff, in a double hill match. 

Abraham and Wilkie advanced to the quarterfinals; Abraham with a 7-2 win over Branker, and Wilkie, 7-4 over Duty. Abraham moved on to the semifinals versus Deska with a 7-5 victory over Wilkie. Deska then earned a re-match with Davis on the heels of a commanding 7-1 victory over Abraham.

In a true-double elimination final, Deska put up a fight that came within a game of going two sets. Davis, though, persevered, taking the 17th and deciding rack to capture the event title. Lai Li picked up $75 as the event's highest finishing female.