Davis takes the long route to FL State Championship

Corey Deuel, Jose Del Rio and Mike Davis

Strokers 2 in Tampa was again the host location for part 2 of the FL State Championships, Last week was the Amateur this week saw the Open which attracted some World Class players showing up for the $2500 Added plus a entry into the $40,000 Added Steve Mizerak event to be held in November by the Seminole tribe of Florida.

Some notable players in attendance were American no 1 player Corey Deuel, Mike Davis, Tony Crosby, Richard Broumpton, John Ditoro and Tommy Kennedy just to mention a few.

The day Kicked off with the Player of the Year award ceremony which Julio Aquino was officially crowned the KF Open player of the year and received $500 bonus, high end KF Custom Cue with Vigor Shaft and also one of the beautiful trophy's from a touch of glass (Javier Chirino), 2nd in the points was James Roberts also receiving a KF Custom Cue and 3rd was Jason Richko receiving a KF Custom Cue.

Some notable results in the early rounds saw Richard Broumpton coming out strong beating Mike Davis 9-7 and then following it up with a demolition of Tony Crosby 9-3 before running into Corey Deuel and being sent to the one loss side 9-7.

Deuel would go onto win his next two matches to take the hotseat with wins over Jerry Calderon 9-5 and then Han Berber 9-6.

The event drew 7 lady players with Borana Andoni drawing some attention as she made her way to the 4th round of the winners side and ended up finishing one match away from coming back Sunday to the final 8.

Mike Davis was a man on a mission, After taking a first round loss he would win 9 straight matches on the one loss side which would include wins over Nicole Winters 7-4, Richie Richeson 7-6, Todd Anderson 7-6, Dave Ross 7-5, and Julio Aquino 7-5 to get through to Sunday where he would avenge his loss to Broumpton 9-3 and follow it up with wins over Louis Altes 9-3, Jerry Claderon 9-5 and Han Berber 9-7 to reach the final to play Corey Deuel. While all this was going on Corey Deuel had spent most of his time as pool promoter, Deuel recently announced that he was going to host the 1st $30,000 Added US 8 Ball Invitational, for more information on this event check out http://universalpooleague.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=92

The final would be a nervy start for both players with Mike Davis taking advantage of Deuel mistakes to take a 5-1 lead and never look back. Deuel would make a fight of it to get back to 7-5 but with the alternate break format Davis was always in control and would run out with an 11-7 win and be crowned Fl State 9-Ball Champion for 2009.

The KF cue tour would like to thank Jose Del Rio, Strokers room owner, for hosting another great event. This was a great ending to the KF cue tours first season, the new season will kick off at Bankshot Billiards, Jacksonville Fl, October 3rd/4th. The new season format will see the Amateur players switched to Saturday and also the Added prize money now $1000 all Amateur players that want to compete in Sundays open event will now receive and entry discount. Check out www.kfcuetour.com for more info.

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