Frankie Hernandez comes back for Raxx Open 9-Ball Win

A full field of 32 players attended the Raxx Weekly Open 9-Ball Tournament with players like Mike Fingers, Jerry Tarantola, Shin Park, Frankie Hernandez and George "Ginky" Sansouci. The final match on the winners side would come down to Ginky vs Shin Park with Shin taking the match by a score of 5-4. Waiting for Ginky on the one lose side was Frankie Hernandez. Frankie would easily win this match up by a score of 4-1 setting up a rematch with Shin Park with Shin taking the first match-up earlier in the tournament.

Everything was rolling Shin Park's way as he jumped out to a huge lead of 6-1 in a race to 7 but this match would be far from over. With Shin running out for the set and the tournament victory he made a crucial error missing a fairly routine cut shot on the 5 ball in the side pocket. Frankie jumped out of his seat and easily ran the rest of the rack to make the score 6-2 and then ran the next rack to make the score 6-3. Shin appeared to have the victory in hand in the next rack until he left himself a difficult cut shot on the 9 ball which he hung. Frankie would go on to win this rack and not look back winning 6 straight racks to take the match by a score of 7-6.

Final 4 - Winners side matches
Ginky (def.) Mike Fingers 5-3
Shin Park (def.) Jason 5-2
Park (def.) Ginky 5-4

Final 4 - One loss side matches
Jason (def.) Jerry Tarantola 4-2
Frankie Hernandez (def.) Mike Fingers 4-2
Frankie Hernandez (def.) Jason 4-2
Frankie Hernandez (def.) Ginky 4-1

Finals - One Race to 7
Frankie Hernandez (def.) Shin Park 7-6

Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill in West Hempstead is now the host of a Double Elimination Open 9-Ball Tournament every Tuesday night, race to 5 on the winners side, race to 4 on the one loss side. Free practice starts at 7pm. Calcutta starts at 8pm. Matches start at 8:30pm sharp! The cut-off point is 32 players so please call ahead and put your name on the list - Tournament Director Bill Finnegan 917-232-5069. We fully expect this tournament to fill up every week! Please visit or call Bill Finnegan for more information and directions.