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Kennedy over Hall in Palatka

Tommy Kennedy

The Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour was back in action this weekend with an event at Breakers Billiards in Palatka Fl and the crowd had the privilege of witnessing two former US Open champions do battle three times in the final day. The winners side came down to BCA Hall of Famer member, Buddy Hall vs tournament director, Tommy Kennedy and the first match went to Kennedy 9-1 to give him the hot seat.
Hall would defeat Luis Viera in the semi-finals 9-7 to set up the true double elimination final. Hall came out firing in the first set and defeated Kennedy 9-5, but the second match was much closer as Kennedy ran out a great rack in the final game to win the final match 9-8 for the tournament win.
Kennedy collected $600 for first while Hall settled for $490 for second. Luis Viera and Tom Gedris of Triple Cross Custom Cues filled out the top 4 spots.
The SE Open Tour will be at the Southside Billiard Club in Savannah, Georgia next week.

Grossman wins again

After the break for the US Open, the Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour got back into action this weekend at Fastbreak Billiards in Longwood, Florida. David Grossman came back from the one loss side to defeat Tommy Kennedy 9-4 and 9-5 in the double elimination finals for the tournament win. Grossman was actually trailing Charlie Williams in the semi-final match 6-2 before he won 7 games in a row to defeat Williams and set up the match with Kennedy.
Grossman pocketed $705 for the win with Kennedy taking $500 for second. Williams and Luis Viera filled out the top 4 spots earning $400 and $300 respectively.

Grossman wins in Vero Beach

The South East Open 9-Ball Tour was in Vero Beach, Florida this weekend at Cunningham's and it was David Grossman getting his first win on the tour since the Tour Championship back in January. Grossman cruised through the tournament undefeated including a 9-4 win over Luis Viera in the tournament finals. The win was worth $750 for Grossman while Viera won $550 for second. Dan Briggs and Tommy Kennedy filled out the top 4 spots.

Super Mario captures Florida State 9-Ball Championship

Charlie Williams may have been named 2001 Player of the Year on the Florida Pro Tour but it was Super Mario that took the title of 2001 Florida State 9-Ball Champion this weekend at Shootersville in Del Ray Beach, Florida.
The two day event, the finale of the Florida Pro Tour, started with Charlie Williams being official named the Player of the Year and being presented with a very nice personalized cue case from Jack Justis as well as a glass trophy. With the formalities out of the way, the tournament began and Charlie was immediately able to put his new case to use as he was sent home after losing his first two matches to Larry Walthall and John Ditoro.
On the other side of the tournament, Mario Cruz was in cruise control and he went undefeated through the event including a 13-7 win over Dennis Searing in the finals. The win was Mario's second of the year and earned him $2500 in prize money while Searing settled for $1500 for second. Luis Viera and Will Bilbrey filled out the top 4 spots.

Viera wins in Seminole

It was all Luis Viera at this weekends stop on the Florida Pro Open Tour. Viera went undefeated into the final match where he dispatched Sammy Monday by the score of 13-6. Viera had previously sent Monday to the one loss side with a 9-4 victory. Viera won $1500 for first and Monday settled for $1100 in second place prize money. Bob Osborne and Tour Director Dennis Searing filled out the top 4 spots.
The tour finale will be held in 2 weeks at Shootersville Billiards in Del Ray Beach, Florida.

Bilbrey in Boynton Beach

The Florida Pro Open Nine Ball Tour was at Action Billiards in Boynton Beach this weekend and Will Bilbrey went undefeated including a decisive 13-6 win over John Foster in the finals to win the event. Luis Viera and Howard Vickery filled out the top 4 spots. Bilbrey collected $1,400 for the win and Foster took $1,000 for second.

Williams perfect again on Florida Tour

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams remained unbeaten in two Florida Pro Open 9-Ball Tour events as he duplicated his undefeated run from the first event to win the second event of the season at Capone's Billiards in Springhill Florida, and collect $1,350 for first place. Dave Grossman finished second and collected $1,000 while Steve Knoll and Luis Viera filled out the top 4 places.

Viera in Port Charlotte

The South East Open Nine Ball Tour was Veteran's Billiards in Port Charlotte, FL and Tommy Kennedy looked ready to take another event on this tour after his run thru the winners bracket. Looks were deceiving however, as Luis Viera came from the one loss side to beat Tommy 9-7 and 9-6 to win the event. Luis collected $800 for the win while Tommy took home $520 for second. Jose Ybarra and Jeff Mohl filled out the top 4 spots.