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Tornado Open Concludes

Villareal and Orcullo

The Tornado Open has concluded at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event had several different classifications and it isn't difficult to recognize the names of our winners.


Shane Van Boening claimed the top spot in the Men's Open 10-Ball by double-dipping Josh Roberts in the true double-elimination final with a combined score in the two sets of 16-2. This was rather a surprise as Roberts had been shooting lights out prior to the finals as he had defeated Shane, Dennis Orcullo and Shaun Wilkie in his three previous trips to the table. But in the finals Shane was unstoppable and Roberts only rarely had a look at a makeable shot.


Van Boening's was not the only double-dip of the final evening. Kelly Fisher did the same with Ga Young Kim after Ga Young had earned the hot seat by defeating Allison Fisher 7-3 in the Women's Pro 10-Ball. Kelly Fisher survived her trip to the loser's side by defeating Monica Webb (7-5) and Chezka Centeno (7-6). She then returned to win the title by besting Ga Young Kim 7-5 and then 7-4.


There was also Jack and Jill Scotch Doubles action! Vivian Villareal and Dennis Orcullo took home top honors here by defeating John Morra and Allison Fisher. Karen Corr and Corey Deuel finsihed in third.


The Women's Amateur event was captured by Christy Norris. Bonnie Coats grabbed second while Bev Ashton took the final podium spot in third. In the Men's Amateur division Jimmy Gestwicki took the Gold, Louis Altes the Silver and Kyle Bova took the Bronze.


Look for expanded coverage, results and payouts in the upcoming issue of the Billiards Buzz.

Jeannie Seaver crowned Florida State Champion

Jeannie Seaver

The Ladies Florida Tour held their Florida State Championship at Livingston's Billiards in Bradenton, Fl and the results were no surprise as 2000 points winner Jeannie Seaver defeated Tracie Majors 11-7 in the final match to win the tournament and the title. Seaver won $650 as well as a qualifier to a WPBA event while Majors took $425 for second. Bonnie Coats and Penny Swann filled the top 4 spots.

Ellerby wins Florida Opener

Sarah Ellerby

The Ladies Florida Tour kicked off their 2001 season with a $1,200 added event at Wally's Billiards & Sportsroom in Lakeland Florida and Sarah Ellerby defeated Jeannie Seaver 11-3 in the finals to win the event and the $700 first prize. Seaver settled for $525 for second. Tracie Majors and Bonnie Coats filled out the top 4 places.