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Colonial Cues Announces 2nd Annual Great Dismal Swamp 9-Ball Classic

Colonial Cues

While the place to be for every pool fan in America will be Norfolk Virginia from October 16th – 22nd, the place to be on October 14th – 15th will be 45 miles south of Norfolk at Colonial Cues in Elizabeth City North Carolina for the Great Dismal Swamp 9-Ball Classic. 
This will be the second running of the event, which will feature some of the most talents 9-ball players in America competing for $10,000 in guaranteed prize money. 
Last year, Shane Van Boening came out on top of a sold out field of 17 players from 6 countries. Due to overwhelming response from players, the owners have decided to expand the field to 32 players and make it a 2 day event. While the prize money has doubled, the entry fee of $250 is the same as last year. This year, Joe Blackburn will also be on site doing cue repairs. The players list for this event is already full of top talent including Shane Van Boening, Oscar Dominguez, Tommy Kennedy, Justin Bergman, Skyler Woodward, Vilmos Foldes, Gabe Owen, Mario He and Josh Brothers.
If that isn't enough to bring the fans out, Colonial Cues will be serving some of the best North Carolina BBQ all weekend long. 
Players interested in competing in this event can contact Ashley Cartwright at 252-455-2129 to sign up.

West punctuates second victory on DelMarVa Tour with a shutout final

Kevin West (on right), with Tournament Director: Brian Losh (on left)

Kevin West chalked up his second victory on the 2015 DelMarVa Tour on Saturday, April 25, going undefeated through a field of 26. The event was hosted by Georgetown Billiards in Georgetown, DE.
Not content, apparently, with just winning the tour stop, Kevin West upped his game in the finals with a shutout win over Jeff Holloway. They'd met first in the hot seat match, after West had sent Freddy Scott to the one loss side 7-4 and Holloway had given up only a single rack to Ashley Cartwright. West took the first of two over Holloway 7-4 and waited in the hot seat.
On the loss side, Cartwright picked up Rick Veller, who'd defeated Larry Yearsly, double hill, and Randy Foose 5-3. Scott drew Al Stambaugh, recent victor over Jamie Dula 5-3 and Rodney Mclamb 5-2. A pair of 5-3 victories by Scott and Veller sent them to the quarterfinals, where Scott prevailed 5-1.
Holloway and Scott battled to double hill in the semifinals, before Holloway finished it for a second shot against West in the hot seat. West, though, stepped up his game and won seven straight to claim his second 2015 DelMarVa title.