Fuller gets by Chau twice to win Poison Planet Pool stop and US Open entry

Mike Fuller went undefeated on the Poison Planet Pool Tour stop on Saturday, September 25, defeating Manny Chau twice to capture the first place prize. In addition to the monetary first prize, Fuller also won a free entry to the US Open 9-Ball Championships, later this month. The $1,000-added event drew 26 entrants to Barry Behrmann's Q-Master Billiards in Virginia Beach, VA.

Once Chau had sent Chris Vollmar west 9-3 from among the winners' side final four, and Fuller had gotten by Brandon Shuff 9-2, it was time for their first of two meetings. Fuller prevailed 9-4 and sat in the hot seat, awaiting Chau's return.

Shuff moved over to pick up Eric Moore, who'd defeated R.J. Carmona 7-3 and Bill Duggan 7-4. Vollmar drew Mike Davis, who'd gotten by Rob Pole 7-3 and Chris Futrell 7-5. Davis and Shuff advanced to the quarterfinals after Davis defeated Vollmar 7-2 and Shuff had downed Moore 7-3. 

Davis then survived a double hill battle versus Shuff in those quarterfinals and turned to face Chau. Chau earned his right to a second crack at Fuller with a 7-4 win over Davis and the re-match was on.

Fuller allowed Chau one less rack in the finals than he'd given up in the hot seat match, defeating him 9-3 to capture the event title and earn the free entry to the US Open.