Dennis Spears wins Hampton Ridge 9th Stop

Comet owner Bill Haley and Dennis Spears

Comet Billiards was where 31 players made the trip to play in the 9th stop of the Hampton Ridge 9 Ball Tour. I want to thank Bill Haley for hosting the event.

Leading the way on the winners side was Pat McNally with wins over Ryan Duttkin 7-3, Jarred Garzon 7-0, John Matres 7-3 and Lee Holt 7-5. Playing for the hot seat it was Pat McNally Vs Carmen Lombardo, this was a one sided match with Pat McNally running away with it 7-2.

The big story was Dennis Spears. After losing his first match to Joey Landi 7-6, Dennis went on a run with wins over Dinko Basanich 7-5, Richard Dotta 7-4, William Marulanda 7-5, Matt Krah 7-5 Gary Barnish 7-5, Lee Holt 7-4, Eddie Abraham 7-5 and Carmen Lombardo 7-4. With the win over Carmen Lombardo, Spears found himself in the finals against Pat McNally.

In the finals, Spears jumped to a 4-0 lead then McNally won the next 3 games making the score 4-3. Spears won the next game making the score 5-3, but McNally won the next 3 games making the score 6-5 McNally. Spears and McNally went back and forth for the next 4 games, to leave the match tied at 8. After a rough start, Spears pulled it out winning the match 9-8.

1st Dennis Spears
2nd Pat McNally
3rd Carmen Lombardo
4th Eddie Abraham
5th/6th Tiffany Nelson, Lee Holt
7th/8th Kim Shaw, Gary Barnish