Saunders and Crosby Take down the Island

Island Breakers in Merritt Island, Fl was the latest room to host the KF Cue Tour event. Saturday's $1000 Added event would see 58 players show up for a piece of the $2580 pot on offer. This room was voted top 10 in the country by Billiards Digest and after having our first event there you can see why.

Saturdays Amateur event would see Prescott Buckwold make his presence known by making his way to the winner's side final with wins over Rick Gatta 7-2, Justin Stock 7-1, Charlie Tudor 7-2, David Uwate 7-2 and a 7-4 win over Roy Novak to make it to the hotseat match to play George Saunders. Saunders made his way to the hotseat with wins over Michell Monk 7-0, Azmi Nabham 7-5, Rick Hefelfinger 7-3, Clifford Luce 7-5 and then a 7-5 win over Todd Anderson to make his way to the winners final. The winners side final was a tight affair with both players trading racks but Buckwold would come out on top with a 7-5 win.

The one loss side was full of great players trying to make their way back, but one man on a mission was Glen Miller, Miller had taken a 2nd round loss to Todd Anderson 7-2 and then went on a rampage with wins over Mike Webb 5-0, Richard Knight 5-3, Lincoln Seiffert 5-3, Chip Dickerson 5-4, Clifford Luce 5-3, Brian McBride 5-2, Roy Novak 5-3 before running into Todd Anderson for the 2nd time on the day and taking a 5-4 loss to leave him with a 4th place finish. Anderson would now have the chance to avenge his loss to Saunders and make it to his 2nd final in two weeks. This was another great match on the day and would go right down to the wire, at 4-4 Saunders was looking like running the rack out as he navigated his way to the 7 ball only to miss it and hide it at the same time, Anderson played a great kick making the 7 ball only for the cue ball to find the side pocket and hand Saunders the win. The final was another tight affair with Saunders coming out on top with an 8-6 win to take his 2nd title of the season.

Amateur payouts,

1st, George Saunders $590.

2nd, Prescott Buckwold $400.

3rd Todd Anderson $300

4th, Glen Miller $250

5th-6th, David Uwate, Roy Novak, $140

7th-8th, Brian McBride, Rick Hefelfinger, $100

9th-12th, Jeannie Seaver, Azmin Nabham, Clifford Luce, Bill Stoll, $75

13th-16th, Papo Aponte, Chip Dickerson, Craig Horton, Mel Rowe, $60 

Sundays $1000 Added open event would see 48 players show up with over 30 of the Amateurs taking Advantage of the reduced entry fee.

Tour Director Tony Crosby proved to be the man on the day to beat as he made his way through to the hotseat match with wins over Dan Daugherty 7-1, Roy Novak 7-6, Mark Coats 7-6, Richard Knight 7-1, Dave Ross 7-1, and then a hotseat win over Carlos Torres 7-4. After taking a 7-1 loss to Tony Crosby Dave Ross would make his way back to the finals with wins over Eddie Wheat 6-3 and then due to the time we had to shorten the race to 5 which didn't affect Ross as he would record Further wins over Julio Aquino 5-3 and then a 5-1 win over Carlos Torres to make his way back to meet Crosby in the final. The Final would be a single race to 7 and would also go right down to the wire with Ross making it to 6 and if not for a miss on the 8 ball would have taken his first KF Title, Crosby would take this rack and the case game for a 7-6 win.

The Tour would like to thank Island Breakers for putting on a great even in a first class room, Our Sponsors for their support and all the players for making this another great weekend of pool.

Check out all the latest news at our next event will be at Ultimate Billiards in FT Pierce on 4/17/10. We look forward to seeing you there.

Open Payouts

1st, Tony Crosby $500

2nd, Dave Ross $400

3rd, Carlos Torres $300

4th, Julio Aquino $200

5th-6th, Eddie Wheat, George Saunders, $120

7th-8th, Mike Hutcheson, Richard Knight, $70

9th-12th, Clifford Luce, Chip Dickerson, Gary Flannary, Wesley White $50