Pete Ultimate Amateur Winner

Mark Wathen and Tony Pete

Ultimate Billiards Ft Pierce, Fl hosted the $700 Added Amateur event. The open event drew a record field of 47 players and as always the Amateur event went one better by drawing a massive 75 players. The Amateur is proving to be a big success and is now drawing a large field of Ladies and junior players taking advantage of the big entry fee discounts.

Ultimate Billiards would also prove itself to be one of the leading rooms in the Florida State to host an event of this size with its 20 9 ft pool tables this would make things run very smooth.

Mark Wathen would be the man to take the hotseat on the day beating George Saunders 6-4 and prove why as of late he is a big threat in the Amateur division making his way through to his 2nd final of the season. Newcomer Tony Pete was causing problems on the one loss side having lost to Wathen on the winners 6-4. Pete had some battle on his way to the finals with a hard fought 5-4 win over Adam Wheeler followed by a 5-3 win over Ed Kiess, 5-2 win over Josh Lewis where he would now Face Raymond Linares who is another player who's game is improving fast. This match would go right down to the wire with Linares playing strong pool only to fall short in the last game, at 4-4 linares would make a very tough 7 only to leave himself in a worse position on the 8 and hand the match to Pete leaving Linares in 4th spot. The semi final would see pete dominate the with some fine safety play and Leave George Saunders kicking at balls the whole match and send him out in 3rd place.

The Final, Wathen had been sat around for nearly 2 hours and it showed as Pete was gathering momentum on the one loss side Wathen was losing it. Pete would dominate the final taking advantage of a sluggish Wathen to win the match and his first KF event 8-3. The only consolation for Wathen is he would jump to no1 displacing Ted Lepak for the tour points leader.