Donnelly goes undefeated on Dishaw Cues CNY Tour

Mike Donnelly got by Dwight Dixon twice to take first place on the second stop of the Dishaw Cues CNY Tour on the weekend of October 16-17. The $500-added amateur event drew 32 entrants to Hippo's House of Billiards in Yorkville, NY.

Donnelly and Dixon, both “A” players, met first among the winners' side final four, where a 7-5 victory by Donnelly sent Dixon west. Thomas Kean defeated John Cotter 7-4 to face Donnelly in the hot seat match. Donnelly dominated in that match, winning 7-1, and waited in the hot seat for Dixon to come back.

Dixon's three-match return from the one-loss side began against Vic Conte, Jr., who'd defeated Mike Renshaw 8-4 and Dan Donohue 8-2.  Cotter squared off against Paul Enslin, who'd shutout Rich Riccardi and defeated Nick Brucato 7-5.  Identical 7-5 wins over Conte and Enslin set Dixon and Cotter against each other in the quarterfinals.  Another 7-5 victory, this one Dixon over Cotter, put Dixon up against Kean in the semifinals.

Kean got a second crack at Donnelly with a 7-3 win over Dixon. He and Donnelly battled back and forth to double hill, before Donnelly prevailed and completed his undefeated weekend.

Tour representatives extended thanks to sponsors Dishaw Cues, Poison Cues, The Predator Group, Total Pool Info, Cue Shark, AZ Billiards, and Custom Logo USA.