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International One Pocket Day One Complete

Devin Poteet

Day one is complete at the 2021 International One Pocket Open, and the field is almost narrowed down to the final twelve players who will be redrawn into a single elimination board.

Four players are undefeated: Roberto Gomez, Alex Pagulayan, Arkansas’s Devin Poteet and Jeremy Jones. Those four players will draw opponents from the final four remaining players with one loss in the first stage.

One more round of play will be required on the one loss side in the opening stage of this event to determine those four advancing players. The four matches that will determine who advances are …

Darren Appleton vs Dennis Orcollo
Josh Roberts vs Tony Chohan
Omar Al Shaheen vs Dee Adkins
John Morra vs Corey Deuel

The four winners of those matches will face undefeated players from stage one and be guaranteed $800 in prize money. The final winner of this event will earn $4500 in first place prize money. 

Fans can follow all of the action with online brackets at digitalpool.com and with streaming coverage of every table, provided by Accu-Stats. 

“Double J” goes back-to-back on Cuetec DFW 9-Ball Tour

Chip Compton, Jesus Sorto, Jeremy Jones and Blake Kamiab

Jeremy “Double J” Jones enjoyed winning his first Cuetec DFW 9-Ball Tour event so much last month, that he decided he’d go for a second straight, back-to-back title this past weekend, August 21-22. And to the surprise of pretty much no one, he nailed it. Apparently, not having enjoyed last month’s three-match visit to the loss side of the bracket, though, he opted for the ‘undefeated’ route this time, downing Chip Compton twice to complete the run and claim the title. The $1,500-added event (Stop # 8) drew 90 entrants to Snookered in Frisco, TX.

As it played out, Jones and Compton both made their way to the hot seat at a blistering pace. By the time they arrived at their separate spots in the winners’ side semifinals, they had (together) played a total of 105 games in nine matches. Combined, they had only given up 15 racks. Jones, who was awarded an opening round bye, gave up six versus four opponents, for an 87% game-winning average, while Compton gave up nine to five opponents (85%). By contrast, over the next three matches (50 games), Jones gave up 20 racks (60%), while Compton, in four matches (59 games) gave up 27 racks (54%). 

Jones got by Jimmy Lejeune, Joshua McCauley, Jesus Sorto (who’d finish in 3rd place) and Joshua Perez to arrive at his winners’ side semifinal match against Jeff Franklin. Compton got by Kenny Rowell, Quy Dao, Jordan Gartenberg, Andrew Gonzales and Donnie Gregory to meet up with his winners’ side semifinal opponent, Blake Kamiab.

They advanced to the hot seat; Jones 10-6 over Franklin, Compton 10-3 over Kamiab. “Double J” grabbed the hot seat 10-8.

On the loss side, Jesus Sorto, after being defeated by Jones, had begun work on a six-match, loss-side streak that would take him all the way into the semifinals versus Compton. He survived two back-to-back double hill matches against Kenny Rowell and Chase LaFerney and eliminated Crispian Ng to draw Franklin, coming over from his winners’ side semifinal defeat at the hands of Jones.

Kamiab drew Daniel Herring, who was also working on a six-match, loss-side winning streak that was about to end. He’d chalked up a double hill win over Juan Parra, eliminated TJ Davis and most recently, had victories over Chris Reinhold and Sky Massingill, both 8-2.

Sorto moved into the quarterfinals with a 7-6 victory over Franklin (Franklin racing to 8). Herring and Kamiab battled to double hill, before Kamiab dropped the final 9-ball to join Sorto in the quarterfinals.

In a straight-up race to 7, Sorto downed Kamiab in those quarterfinals 7-3. Compton, though, put an end to Sorto’s loss-side winning streak with a 10-4 victory in the semifinals.

In turn, “Double J” put an end to Compton’s single-match, loss-side winning streak. Though Compton would end up with more racks against Jones in two matches than all five of Jones’ previous opponents, combined (14-12), Jones claimed his second Cuetec DFW 9-Ball title 10-4.

Tour representatives thanked Craig and Janna Lucas and their Snookered Billiards staff as well as title sponsor Cuetec and Fort Worth Billiards Superstore. The next stop on the Cuetec DFW 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for Sept. 18-19, will be hosted by Jeffro’s Billiards in Canton, TX.

Jeremy Jones comes from the loss side to win his first CUETEC DFW 9-Ball Tour stop

Jeremy Jones, TJ Davis and Curtis Cardwell

Although one could spend a long time detailing the accomplishments of Jeremy “Double J” Jones on the local (Texas), national and international pool stage, a victory on the four-year-old CUETEC DFW 9-Ball Tour had eluded him. Until this past weekend, July 24-25. He joined 95 other competitors at the $1,500-added, Stop #7 on the tour, hosted by Rusty’s in Arlington, TX. Much to the surprise of quite a few, Jones had to come from the loss side to seal the deal, which he did to claim his first CUETEC DFW 9-Ball Tour title. 

Jones seemed to be on a steady path toward the victory through his opening matches. A bye was followed by wins over Joe Pelayo 10-5, a shutout over Gert Ehing, a 10-3 win versus Eric Smith and a 10-5 win over Clint Palaci, which set him up to face Curtis Cardwell in one of the winners’ side semifinals. Cardwell had arrived, having won alternate 7-5, 7-4 wins over Jeff Turney, Ryan Lane, Bobby Martinez and Tina Soto. TJ Davis, in the meantime, had gotten by Benito Gutierrez 9-1, Monica Anderson 9-3, Friday Abismo 9-3, Greg Sandifer 9-5 and Jimmy Davis 9-6 to arrive at his winners’ side semifinal matchup versus Donnie Gregory.

Cardwell sent Jones off on a relatively short, three-match loss-side journey with a 7-5 win. Davis sent both Gregory and then, Cardwell over, both 9-5, claiming the hot seat, and, as it turned out, his last win.

On the loss side, Gregory picked up Jeff Franklin, who had started his tournament run in fine fashion, shutting out Charlie Roberts, only to have ‘fine fashion’ turn sour in the second round, when he lost to Jersey Jack Lynch in a double hill fight. Franklin then embarked on a nine-match, loss-side winning streak that had recently included a shutout over Tina Soto and 8-6 win over Robert Clark to draw Gregory. Jones drew Jimmy Davis, who’d dropped a winners’ side quarterfinal match to TJ Davis (9-6) and then defeated Friday Abismo, double hill, and Daniel Herring 7-4.

Franklin chalked up his ninth and final loss-side win, eliminating Gregory 8-4. “Double J” joined him in the quarterfinals after dispatching Jimmy Davis 10-2. Franklin put up a fight in the quarterfinals, tallying seven racks against Jones, which, in the end, only happened twice; the first time, versus Cardwell in the winners’ side semifinal match that had sent Jones to the loss side. Jones moved on 10-7 to a rematch versus Cardwell in the semifinals.

Cardwell, like Franklin before him, put up a fight for a second shot against TJ Davis in the hot seat. He fell one rack short of duplicating his effort against Jones the first time, when he won 7-5. This time, he battled Jones to double hill (6-9) before Jones finished it and advanced to the true double elimination final versus Davis.

Jones left little doubt of the outcome in the opening set, allowing TJ Davis only a single rack to force a second set. Davis got a few chances in that second set, but Jones was at 10 before Davis was able to chalk up a sixth rack. Jeremy “Double J” Jones added a CUETEC DFW 9-Ball Tour title, his first, to his lengthy resume.

Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Rusty’s, including Jeff Pitts, GM, for their hospitality, as well as their main sponsors, CUETEC and Fort Worth Billiards Superstore. The next stop (#8) on the CUETEC DFW 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for Aug. 21-22, will be hosted by Snookered in Frisco, TX. 

Day One Mosconi Cup Lineups Announced At Pre Event Press Conference

All of the players are in Coventry and the last of the pre event festivities are complete for the Mosconi Cup XXVII. Monday was the pre-event press conference with Team USA and Team Europe taking questions from Matchroom Sports’ Emily Frazer, as well as the billiards media. 

While both teams appeared to be loose and enjoying themselves with the casual atmosphere of the press conference, the air was occasionally cut with a sharp remark aimed at one team or the other. When asked about differences between this year’s and last year’s European team captains, Euro Vice Captain Karl Boyes commented that this year would be a “seven on seven” event instead of “seven on five” like in the past. 

Team Europe’s Joshua Filler, who was one of the most boisterous players last year, sounded like he was ready to go again this year. When asked about any possible “rivalry” brewing between he and Team USA’s Shane Van Boening, Filler brushed off the question and explained that he felt he was the “only player” in that conversation. 

Another longtime vocal European, “Eagle Eye” Jayson Shaw, was uncharacteristically serious this year. He was all business and refused to discuss any earlier Facebook comments that he made about the other team. One of Shaw’s few comments was that he was “Laying it on the line this week” and that he was ready. 

While Shaw sounded more serious than normal, Team USA’s Shane Van Boening might actually sound more relaxed. He commented that it had been a “rough nine years” when Team Europe dominated this event, but that the last couple of years is the most confident he has been, going into this event. 

When asked what he had been working on to prepare for the start of play on Tuesday, Team Europe’s Eklent Kaci commented on their lack of experience playing doubles and said they had mostly worked on communication between the players. His teammate, World Champion Fedor Gorst, didn’t seem as concerned with communication, commenting that they were all champions. 

The lineups for Day One were announced during the press conference and all of the players now know who they will be competing against on Tuesday. The lineup is…

Match One: Team Europe vs Team USA

Match Two: Joshua Filler & Fedor Gorst vs Shane Van Boening & Corey Deuel

Match Three: Eklent Kaci vs Chris Robinson

Match Four: Albin Ouschan & Jayson Shaw vs Billy Thorpe & Skyler Woodward

Match Five: Albin Ouschan vs Shane Van Boening

When asked about his choice to have Van Boening and Deuel playing the first doubles match together, Team USA Captain Jeremy Jones explained that he was looking for “Experience going in early”. Team Europe Captain Alex Lely was asked about his thoughts putting event rookie Fedor Gorst into the lineup so early and he explained that he felt he could put Gorst anywhere in the lineup as all of his players were ready to play. 

The event kicks off on Tuesday at 1:30PM EST and can be watched live on Sky Sports in the UK and on Dazn in the USA and most of Europe. 

Predator Live Training Day To Bring Fans Unique Insight Ahead Of Partypoker Mosconi Cup

Matchroom Multi Sport, in partnership with Predator Cues, will bring pool fans a unique insight into partypoker Mosconi Cup preparations this year with the Predator Live Training Day, a two-hour live stream event on Sunday, November 29.

Live from inside the event bubble at Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 6pm UK time (1pm Eastern), the Predator Live Training Day will see both teams take to the table for one hour each as they are put through their paces by their captains.

From 6pm, Alex Lely and Karl Boyes will lead a specially constructed Team Europe practice session, designed for live stream enjoyment, as the Captains put the final touches to their team ahead of next Tuesday’s partypoker Mosconi Cup. Viewers will also hear from all five players plus the Captain and Vice-Captain.

From 7pm (2pm Eastern), Team USA will take over with Jeremy Jones and Joey Gray leading the defending champions in one of their final practice sessions before the Cup begins.

Fans will be able to watch live on Matchroom Pool’s YouTube Channel, as well as on Matchroom Pool and Predator Facebook pages.

Emily Frazer, Managing Director of Matchroom Multi Sport, said: “With a few changes to the partypoker Mosconi Cup this year as well as usual pre-event activities, together with our friends at Predator we have decided to give fans a more backstage feel and allow a further insight to the players’ team training. With the entire year gearing up and all pool fans anticipating what outcome the Mosconi Cup will bring, it is a rare treat to give viewers a sneak preview into the training camp.

“Viewers will be able to catch both Team Europe and Team USA in action just two days ahead of the event; with this being the first time both teams are in presence of one another – it may just show who really is the favourite. See exclusive live interviews with the teams, their training equipment, strategy, and team mindset.

“Despite a lot of change this year, we are pushing to keep team spirit high and this training day will re-ignite the fire amongst the teams as well as fans at home to what will be a memorable partypoker Mosconi Cup. With the support of our partners at Predator, viewers will be able to tune in via both Matchroom Pool and Predator social media pages and receive exclusive content.”

Karim Belhaj, CEO of Predator Group, added: “We are thrilled to see our long-time partner Matchroom Multi Sport bring the Mosconi Cup to pool fans this year. The livestream sneak peak into the training of the teams is one of many innovative ideas that will surely please pool fans! We can’t wait to follow the event and see which team will bring the trophy home this year!”

Predator Live Training Day will commence at 6pm (UK time) on Sunday, November 29. The 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup press conference will be live streamed on Matchroom Pool YouTube and Facebook pages from 7pm (UK time) on Monday, November 30.

The 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup begins at 6:30pm (UK time) on Tuesday, December 1. The event will be broadcast live in full on Sky Sports in the UK, DAZN in America, Germany, Austria and all over DAZN territories. Full broadcast details can be found at MatchroomPool.com.

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Rookie Robinson Completes Team USA For Partypoker Mosconi Cup

Chris Robinson will make his Team USA debut at this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup after being selected by Jeremy Jones as his fifth and final player to travel to London to defend the title against Team Europe this December 1-4, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

The 22-year-old from California enjoyed a fifth-place finish at the Diamond Las Vegas Open before the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to professional tournaments in March. Robinson has since impressed Captain Jones and Vice-Captain Joey Gray in training camps ahead of this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup.

Robinson will join Shane van Boening, Skyler Woodward, Justin Bergman and Billy Thorpe on the team, with America looking to make it a partypoker Mosconi Cup three-peat having first regained the title after an eight-year drought in London in 2018 before successfully defending it in Las Vegas last Thanksgiving.

“I am so happy,” said Robinson. “I will be working my tail off from now until December. I felt like I left my best game on the table when I was training with JJ and that is the best you can do. I think I have evolved as a player and probably improved more over the last few months than I have in quite a while.

“When I got the call I was driving from a pool hall to where I was staying. I was kind of expecting it to be one of those calls the same as the two calls I’ve had in the past two years, where I still have stuff to work on and next year would be the year I’m shooting at. When Jeremy said I’d made it, I didn’t really know how to react. I don’t think it has 100 percent hit me yet.

“My career goal was to win a Mosconi Cup. This is setting into reality but just because I made it, we haven’t won yet, so I need to do my part, keep getting better, and it’s all part of the process.”

Captain Jones added: “There are many positives with Chris. He is a guy I have seen heading in the right direction, he is a grinder, plays hard, practises hard, trains hard and has a great frame of mind for this type of setting. He is also a player who I think is going to reap the rewards of being around the rest of the team.

“I think he will relish in the Mosconi Cup and really perform well in December. It felt that he was going to make a Mosconi Cup team at one time or another; I wasn’t so sure it was going to be this year but got to spend a little more time with him and love his attitude, love his goals and I think he is a player who will reap the rewards of being around those other four champions.”

The final player to join Team Europe will be announced on Thursday.

The 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup is set to take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 1-4, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

Matchroom Pool are still hopeful and determined that the partypoker Mosconi Cup will take place this year and are in constant detailed discussions with the relevant organisations and personnel to stay up to date. Our highest priority is the safety of everyone connected with the event however we are working hard to explore every avenue to making this work and will continue to do so, if it is possible.

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Thorpe Is Fourth For Team USA

Billy Thorpe (JP Parmentier/Matchroom Multi Sport)

Billy Thorpe will make his fourth consecutive appearance on Team USA having been selected as the penultimate player to join Jeremy Jones’ team at this year’s partypoker Mosconi Cup.

The Ohio man, famed for this excellent banking ability, made his Mosconi bow in 2017 and has been a key member of the team as USA first regained and then retained the Cup over the last two years.

He joins Justin Bergman, Skyler Woodward and Shane van Boening on the team to travel to London in December, with Captain Jones and Vice Captain Joey Gray to name their fifth and final team member next week.

“It sucks the way everything went down this year, but at least we have the biggest tournament, the one we all drive for all year,” said Thorpe. “I am super stoked and excited to be able to come back out there and compete again; I can’t wait.

“With us four on the team so far, we all click together pretty well, I know we will prepare well and we are going to three-peat for sure. It doesn’t matter if you have World champions on your team or not, it matters how you guys feed off each other and help each other to get out there and bring the best out of each other.

“The more World champions they have, the better for us – it’s just going to make us play even better. I feel like we are going to come out there strong.”

Captain Jones added: “Billy, I was hoping would have a good performance with the training along with the 2020 he started the year with, which was some big victories and looking like it was probably going to be his best year, just like every year has been better than the one before.

“He brings a lot of personality and is probably the one guy who is always ready. Even if he comes off a tough loss, he is ready to get back out there. He has a huge heart and is one hell of a player.”

The 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup is set to take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 1-4, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

Matchroom Pool are still hopeful and determined that the partypoker Mosconi Cup will take place this year and are in constant detailed discussions with the relevant organisations and personnel to stay up to date. Our highest priority is the safety of everyone connected with the event however we are working hard to explore every avenue to making this work and will continue to do so, if it is possible.

Follow Matchroom Pool on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For all the latest event news please visit www.mosconicup.com.

Van Boening Confirmed For Team USA At Partypoker Mosconi Cup

Shane van Boening will play his 14th consecutive partypoker Mosconi Cup this December 1-4 after being chosen as one of captain Jeremy Jones’ wildcard selections.

Van Boening joins Justin Bergman and Skyler Woodward on the team, with captain Jeremy Jones commenting, “he might be our third selection but we all know he is number one.”

The South Dakota kid has been ever-present for Team USA since 2007 and has enjoyed his most fruitful partypoker Mosconi Cups in the last two years; first making the winning 1/9 combo to win the Cup in London in 2018, and then helping to lead America to a famous repeat in Las Vegas last thanksgiving.

“The last two years, we did pretty well, so I am very proud of the team and I am looking forward to number three,” said Van Boening.

“Defending the partypoker Mosconi Cup in Las Vegas last year was probably the best Mosconi Cup I have ever played. We had a great team chemistry, the coaches did a good job and it worked out pretty good.

“If we can do the same things we did in the last two years, there won’t be any problems. They are going to have a hard time competing with us for sure.

“Jeremy is a good coach, he knows everything about the Mosconi Cup and has been with us the last couple of years. I think he is going to be a very good captain for us.”

“He has been the greatest player on the planet for the last 15+ years,” said captain Jones. “He is a guy who I think is going to continue on that road; he stays in great shape, is probably the most mentally strong player I have witnessed in my life and he trains hard and plays hard.

“He keeps everybody accountable without having to say much. He has a great connection with the guys, there is a huge respect factor there, and the thing about Shane is, he doesn’t really have a B game – if the A+ game is there we know what is going to happen, if the A game is there we most likely know what is going to happen, and if the A- game is there it is going to take a damn good Joshua Filler to beat him. The whole package is what it is with Shane.”

USA will take on a European team led by captain Alex Lely and vice-captain Karl Boyes. World Champion Fedor Gorst, Jayson Shaw and US Open champion Joshua Filler have already been named on Team Europe, with two more players to be announced this month for both teams.

The 2020 partypoker Mosconi Cup is set to take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 1-4, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

Matchroom Pool are still hopeful and determined that the partypoker Mosconi Cup will take place this year and are in constant detailed discussions with the relevant organisations and personnel to stay up to date. Our highest priority is the safety of everyone connected with the event however we are working hard to explore every avenue to making this work and will continue to do so, if it is possible.

Follow Matchroom Pool on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For all the latest event news please visit www.mosconicup.com.

Two-Time MVP Woodward Picked For Team USA

Two-time partypoker Mosconi Cup MVP Skyler Woodward has been selected by captain Jeremy Jones to represent Team USA for a sixth consecutive time at this year’s event.

Woodward made the winning 9-ball at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas last November as USA repeated their Mosconi Cup victory of twelve months earlier, and the Kentucky Kid achieved a repeat of his own, taking home the MVP trophy for a second successive year.

He now joins automatic qualifier Justin Bergman on the team for Alexandra Palace this December, with Jones to name three further wildcard picks before the end of September.

“He has been a winner for a long time, he is winning on bigger stages and trending in a great direction,” said Jones. “I’m also leaning on him to bring a bit of a leadership role with his training and his personality.

“We expected him to be a part of the team. Last year, he had talked about playing Joshua Filler all week and we put him in that spot for the final day. I was on several teams playing and we had a lot of good victories, but a lot of close ones. I was in some situations where it was almost hard to find a player who was looking for that moment sometimes, because it is a huge moment.”

Woodward himself said: “It is an unbelievable feeling to make the Mosconi Cup. It is the greatest pool event of the year and just to make the team and represent my country is an amazing feeling.

“I like the environment and the crowd; it pumps me up and makes me want to play my best and make sure I am in top form.

“The first win, two years ago in London, it felt like the best win of my life. Winning it twice was sweet, but now if we can win it three times would be great. I have played five times and lost the first three and you wonder if we will ever win again, so winning that first one was the best feeling.”

Matchroom Pool are still hopeful and determined the partypoker Mosconi Cup will take place this year and are in constant detailed discussions with the relevant organisations and personnel to stay up to date. Our highest priority is the safety of everyone connected with the event however we are working hard to explore every avenue to making this work and will continue to do so, if it is possible.

Follow Matchroom Pool on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For all the latest event news please visit www.mosconicup.com.

Cady takes two out of three over Pacheco to win DFW 9-Ball Tour stop in Richardson, TX

(l to r): Brian Cady, Louie Pacheco & JP Kinman

The very nature of double elimination pool tournaments lends itself to the realization that it’s not generally how many matches or games you win, but how many you play overall and when you win them. Brian Cady was winner of the February 22-23 stop on the Predator DFW 9-Ball Tour. He took two out of three over Louie Pacheco, claiming the hot seat and the second set of the true double elimination final. He finished with a game-winning average of 63% (59-34). Pacheco finished with a game-winning average of 59% (71-49). Cady was third in the game-winning percentage sweepstakes, though, tied with 4th place finisher Jeff Georges, and behind 7th/8th place finisher TJ Davis (51-28/65%). Winner in that category was Jeremy Jones, who, at 68-30, played five more games than Cady, 22 less than Pacheco and finished 9th/12th having won 69% of his games. The $1,500-added event drew 97 entrants to Billiard Den in Richardson, TX.

According to tour representative Monica Anderson, Cady was certainly what you’d call “under the radar” in this event (he’s a newcomer to our database as of this date) and was not originally going to compete.

“It was his daughter’s 7th birthday on Saturday,” said Anderson, “but his wife told him he could play since his daughter would just want to know what he would buy her.”

Good thinking on the daughter’s part, because Pop came home with just over $1,000, which she can now leverage into some serious swag of her choosing.

Daddy made it past Saturday in the field, advancing to face Joe Pelayo in a winners’ side semifinal, as Pacheco squared off against Mike Sauer in the other one. Cady downed Pelayo 7-3 and in the hot seat match, faced Pacheco, who’d sent Sauer to the loss side 8-2. Cady took his first of three against Pacheco 7-3, and sat in the hot seat, assured of a minimum $680 donation to his daughter’s swag fund.

On the loss side, where Jeremy Jones, among others, still lurked in the ‘field of dreams’ (so to speak), Pelayo and Sauer walked right into their second straight loss. Sauer fell 8-3 to JP Kinman, who’d been sent to the loss side by Pelayo in a winners’ side quarterfinal and started his loss-side work by eliminating Jones, double hill (8-9) and then TJ Davis 8-5. Jones had been defeated, double hill by Pacheco, in the 4th round and was working on a brief, two-match, loss-side winning streak, having defeated Juan Parra, before Kinman eliminated him. Pelayo was sent home 7-4 by Jeff Georges, who’d defeated Eric Smith 7-5 and Brendan Fuller 7-3 to reach him.

Kinman took the quarterfinal match over Georges 8-4, but had his four-match, loss-side streak terminated by Pacheco. They battled in a straight-up race to 8 to double hill before Pacheco prevailed for a second, and as it turned out, third shot at Cady in the hot seat.

As the lower handicap, Cady started each of the two final matches with a single bead on the wire in a race to 8. Pacheco’s momentum from the semifinal likely helped him in the opening set, which he won 8-3. Cady, though, with thoughts of having missed his daughter’s 7th birthday celebration for this, turned things around in the second set and won it 7-4 to claim the title and collect the cash for the daughter’s now-no-doubt extravagant gift.

Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Billiard Den for their hospitality, as well as title sponsor Predator Cues, Business Sponsor Ft. Worth Billiards Superstore and Associate Business Sponsors Aramith Balls, Outsville Racks, Rasson Billiards and JB Cases. The next stop on the DFW 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for March 28-29, will be hosted by Snookered in Frisco, TX.