Renaissance Man Bristol Bob Scores in Quincy Mass

The enigma known as Bristol Bob worked his road tested magic to come from out of the loser bracket to win stop 6 of the Pechauer New England 9-Ball Series. Thirty-Two strong players came out to play for a chance at $1,190.00 Purse. Notibles included Dave Fernandez, Walter Bryska, Luis Rios, Tony Ruberto, Jay Stevens, Ray Macnamara, Ken Ludy, and Randy Labonte.

Heading towards the hot-seat match were Ken Ludy vs Bristol Bob. A horse race from the start, it was neck and neck for the first 8 games until a safety error by Bob let Ludy take a 6-4 lead. To add insult to injury Ludy snapped the nine on the break in the next game to send Bob to the losers bracket. In the semi-finals match on the one-loss side between Bob and Tony Ruberto it appeared Bob was still fired up from his close loss against Ludy and jumped out of the gate 5-zip. Undaunted however, Ruberto took the next five games to tie the match 5-5, but his comeback ended there and Bob won 7-5.

The finals was a race to 10 and Bob was chompin' at the bit for a rematch with Ludy. The finals initially seemed to be a case of deja-vu of Ludy and Bob's previous match being neck and neck for the first 14 games. Then one mistake by Lud,y eagerly capitalized by Bob, tilted the match 8-7 and in a blink and a 9-ball on the break, Bob was on the hill. A mental error on a safety by Ludy handed the last game to Bob and an 10-7 win and his second victory of the year.

I would like to thank the owner of Renaissance Billiards for letting me host such a nice event. The next event will be at Cue Sport in Abington on April 2 with $500 Added.

Pay outs: 1 Bob Begey $440 $300
2 Ken Ludy $220 $200
3 Tony Ruberto $150 $100
4th Philip Stevens $100 $50
5th/6th Jay McCoy, Mike Minichello $80
7th/8th Mike Barbagello, Mike Alfonso $60
9th-12th Walter Brykska, Chris Harris, Jeff Ferness, Vishal Tylor Free Entry