Kennedy goes undefeated to win his second Tiger SE Open 9-Ball tournament

Tommy Kennedy
It's been a good year for TK-FLA, otherwise known as Tommy Kennedy. He started the year off with a win at the Florida State Open 10-Ball Championships, won the first stop on his own Tiger SE Open 9-Ball Tour, and was runner-up to Shane Van Boening in the Super Billiards Expo's Players Championship; all this, before baseball's opening day. On the weekend of August 9-10, Kennedy returned to Pockets Billiards in Dothan, AL, where he'd won that opening stop, and went undefeated through a field of 37 entrants, on-hand for a $1,000-added event.
It was Kennedy and Scotty Townsend battling for the hot seat in this one. Kennedy, having defeated Justin Gilsinan 9-4, and Townsend sending Randy Jordan west 9-2. Kennedy defeated Townsend and sat in the hot seat, waiting for what turned out to be Jordan.
Jordan moved over and picked up Brian White, who'd just finished a couple of easy rounds; a forfeit win over Rick Howard and a shutout of J.R. Rossman. Gilsinan was facing Matt Bulfin, who'd eliminated Craig Houghton 7-4 and Denny Singletary 9-7. Bulfin sent Gilsinan home 9-3, while Jordan was working and eventually defeating White 9-7.
Jordan took the quarterfinal match over Bulfin and his semifinal re-match against Townsend 9-6. Kennedy stopped the three-match, loss-side run with an 11-4 victory in the finals.
Kennedy thanked the ownership and staff at Pockets, as well as sponsors Tiger Products, J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Mueller Recreational Products, Simonis Cloth, Chris Nitti Custom Cues, Andy Gilbert Custom Cues and David Adams. This coming weekend, August 16-17, the Miscue Lounge in Fort Myers, FL, will play host to two Tiger SE Open 9-Ball events; a $600-added Open and a $400 Amateur event.