Rodriguez Takes Down Record Breaking KF Cue Amateur Event

Mike Delawder and Elvis Rodriguez

The 4th stop of the $700 Added KF Amateur was hosted By Hammerheads Billiards lounge in Holiday, Florida on Dec. 14th.

The event would see a massive 62 man field turn up for this one day event, this was a record number of players for the Tour. We were very excited to have had such a great turnout and support from all the amateur players.

The field was also packed with some of the most talented Amateur players in the state of Florida. Elvis Rodriguez, who made his first appearance on the KF Cue Tour, played excellent pool all day, winning his first event.

Rodriguez made his way through several great players to reach the finals, with wins over Scott Howard 7-5, Kevin Overton 7-3, Hal Schaeffer 7-4, Bob McCulley (Dirty Bob) 7-3, and a hard fought win over Mark Wathen 7-6 to advance to the hot seat match where he would meet last events runner up Mike Delawder. Delawder made his way to the finals with some fine play on the day with wins over, Bill Bauer(Gripper) 7-3, James Green 7-4, Former US National Amateur Champion Jason Richko 7-0, and last month's runner-up Trey Jankowski 7-4. He then beat Johnny Demet 7-6 in a tight match to reach the hot seat match.

The hot seat match would be a very one-sided affair, with Rodriguez making Delawder pay for every mistake, and dominating the match with a 7-0 win.
The one loss side would see Jose Del Rio going on a rampage, winning 6 matches on the bounce before running into Mark Wathen, who would send him home with a 5-3 win. Wathen then lost a very close match to Johnny Demet 5-4, with Demet suffering his second loss to Delawder on the day in another close hill-hill match, leaving him in 3rd place.

Delawder was looking tired in the finals, and several unforced errors early in the match gave Rodriguez all the inspiration he needed to win 7-3 and take home the $730 first place prize.