David Ty goes undefeated to win New England 9-Ball Series season opener
Skip Maloney
Sep. 26, 2017
(l to r:) Bill Philips, Geoff James, David Ty & Rick Gatta
(l to r:) Bill Philips, Geoff James, David Ty & Rick Gatta
David Ty has recorded two payout finishes on the New England 9-Ball Series tour. His first, two weeks ago (September 9-10), came during the Tour Championships, when he finished in the tie for fifth place. On Sunday, September 24, he graduated from that to his first win, going undefeated in the tour’s 2017-2018 season opener. The event drew 39 entrants to Crow’s Nest in Plaistow, NH.
 
Designated as a C+ player, Ty advanced through the field to a winners’ side semifinal against Justin Braley (D+), while Rick Gatta (B) faced Geoff James (B+) in the other semifinal. Ty gave up only one rack over the next two matches, which put him into the hot seat. He downed Braley 6-1, while Gatta was busy sending James To the loss side 5-2. He then shut Gatta out (5-0) to claim the hot seat.
 
On the loss side, James picked up Bobby Hooker, who’d defeated Mourad Idras 5-2, and A+ Tim Perry (racing to 9) 5-4 to reach him. Braley drew Bill Philips, who’d eliminated Ron Ricard and Shane Perron, both 5-1.
 
Philips shut Braley out, and in the quarterfinals, faced James, who’d survived a double hill fight against Hooker. James then eliminated Philips 8-2, to earn himself a re-match against Gatta in the semifinals. James won that re-match 6-2, for a shot at Ty in the hot seat.
 
As a C+ player, Ty started the final match against James with two on the wire in a race to 7. He gave up only two to James and chalked up his first win NE 9-Ball Series win 5-2.
 
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Crow’s Nest for their continuing hospitality, as well as sponsors Ozone Billiards, Molinari, Bert Kinister, AzBilliards, Inside English, Professor Q-ball’s National Pool and 3 Cushion News, Delta 13 Racks, Bob Campbell. Championship Cloth and OTLVISE Billiard Mechanics of America.
 
The next stop on the New England 9-Ball Series Tour, scheduled for Saturday, September 30, will be a $500-added, 8-ball event, hosted by Buster’s Billiards in Sommersworth, NH.