Davis wins single-game shootout final to take Poison Tour Open/Pro event

Mike Davis and Tommy Kennedy split two, double hill matches during the May 19 Open/Pro stop on the Poison Tour; Davis took the first, and Kennedy took the second. They played a single match to determine the event winner, and Davis won it to claim the title. The $1,000-added event, run concurrently with an Amateur event, won by Trevor Moore (the same way), drew 34 entrants to Cunningham Pool & Darts in Vero Beach, FL.

They met first among the winners' side final four, when Davis' double hill victory put him in the hot seat match. He was met by Raymond Linares, who'd finished second in the Amateur event, and defeated Adam Wheeler 6-4 in this Open/Pro matchup. Davis prevailed in the battle for the hot seat 6-2 and waited on Kennedy.
Kennedy moved over to pick up Anthony Meglino, who'd defeated Devin Brown and Jason Sheerman, both 5-2, to reach him. Wheeler drew Precott Buckwold, who'd eliminated Jessica Barnes, also 5-2, and Cal McGann 5-1. Kennedy and Buckwold met in the quarterfinals, once Kennedy had downed Meglino 5-3 and Buckwold had dispatched Wheeler 5-2.
Kennedy then chalked up two straight 5-3 wins, against Buckwold in the quarterfinals and Linares in the semifinals. He took full advantage of his re-match against Davis, battling him to double hill before prevailing in a first final set, which led to the single-game shootout. Davis won that single game and claimed the top prize.
Tour director Tony Crosby thanked the ownership and staff at Cunningham Pool & Darts, as well as sponsors Poison Cues, and Simonis Cloth.