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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.

Dragon sighting in Orlando

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams continued his dominance of the Florida Pro Open Tour with a 13-6 win over Mario Cruz in the extended final match. Williams bounced back from an early loss to Steve Knoll to fight back from the one loss side for his third win of the season.
Williams collected $1500 for the win while Cruz settled for $1075 in second place money. Steve Knoll and Tony Watson filled out the top 4 spots.

Super Mario in Jupiter

Mario Cruz won his first Florda Pro Tour event since July of 2000 with a 13-8 win over Steve 'Knight Rider' Knight at Kiss Shot Billiards in Jupiter Florida. Mario won $1,600 for first place in the tournament. Morse Dugger and Buddy Hall filled out the top 4 spots.