Hunter Lombardo top dawg at Top Hat Billiards

Hunter Lombardo, James Lubrano, Jr., (room owner) and Chris Filippelli


Jupiter, FL  (Nov. 4, 2012) – Sunday was a beautiful day for a walk in the park, and that’s how it must have felt to Hunter Lombardo as he practically strolled his way to the top of the leader board at Top Hat Billiards & Lounge in Jupiter, Florida.  Participating in the Flamingo Billiards Tour “Cues for the Cure II” fundraiser, Hunter had few obstacles in his path although Eric Swingle forced Lombardo to take a detour to the left.

The event was a modified, double elimination format, combination 8-ball/9-ball race to five, playing down to four on each side. The final four on the one-loss side redrew into a single elimination bracket on the winners’ side.  In the final eight player board, Lombardo eliminated Sam Kantor and Justin Gilsanen, then matched up against Chris Filippelli in the final match.  Filippelli played strong, but not quite strong enough to take the win from Hunter, fresh off a respectable finish in the top 32 at the US Open.  Other players making it to the final board of eight included Greg Deaton, Chris Gentile, Eric Swingle and Lyn Remsen

The FBT would like to thank all of the players who participated in the event, the games and raffles, and for their donations to the cause. In particular, thank you to Top Hat room owners Jim and Wendy Lubrano for their wonderful support and going out of their way to collect gifts for the raffle. Special thanks also go to Robin Boggs, Fred Meister, Jerry Sotelo and Fonda Cash Music for their assistance with this event.  Also, many thanks to all of the local businesses that donated gifts, including Gold’s Gym, Rancho Chico, Palm Beach Ice Cream, Edna Hibel Art Foundation, Cobb Theatres, Jupiter Salon & Spa, Private Eyes Optical, known one-pocket player Tom Wirth, local cue maker Tony Martz and especially thanks to Boynton Billiards for their continued support of the FBT.  All proceeds raised benefit the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Lyn Remsen and Robin Boggs also won free entry to the Flamingo Billiards Tour End of Year event on November 17, 2012 at Ultimate Billiards in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Some of the matches can be viewed on Ustream, search for Flamingo Billiards Tour at Top Hat Billiards.