Rylan Hartnett wins CPPT Santa Cruz Stop

The CPPT returned to Surf City Billiards in Santa Cruz for Stop #5 of the 2010 season.  We can't say enough good things about this place – owners Doug Millan and Calvin Lee and their staff graciously welcomed the 14 players who showed up for this $750 added tournament.  West Coast Gurus provided live streaming of the final bracket on Sunday.

While the low turnout was disappointing, it didn't dampen our spirits.  The level of camraderie and competition made for a fun yet challenging weekend.  Five players competed in the A bracket and 10 in the B bracket.  Two A finalists – Rylan Hartnett and Doug Wu, and four B finalists – Jim Monda, Bob Connolly, Isaac Dwyer and Jack Marsh, advanced to the Sunday money round.  Rylan Hartnett would go undefeated through both brackets to take first place, defeating Doug Wu who worked his way through the one-loss side.  After matching each other game for game, Rylan finally expanded his lead over Doug and closed out the match 9-7.  B players Jim Monda and Bob Connolly played very well to finish third and fourth, respectively, over Tour regulars Isaac Dwyer and Jack Marsh, who tied for fifth/sixth.