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Putnam goes undefeated to take Fast Eddie’s stop in San Antonio

Shawn Putnam

Shawn Putnam got by Frank Ferrer twice – once in the hot seat and again, in the finals – to complete an undefeated run on the Saturday, October 6 stop on the Fast Eddie's tour. The $500-added event drew 23 entrants to Fast Eddie's in San Antonio, TX.
Putnam, fresh off his tied-for-9th-place finish at the Houston Open the week before, advanced among the winners' side final four in this Fast Eddie's event for a match against Roland Martinez. Ferrer, in the meantime, squared off against Rudy Sanchez. Putnam defeatEd Martinez 9-2 and was met in the battle for the hot seat by Ferrer, who'd sent Sanchez loss-side packing 9-6. Putnam took the first of his two against Ferrer 9-6 and waited in the hot seat for his return.
Martinez and Sanchez moved to the loss side and immediately picked up their second straight loss; Martinez, falling to Justin Whitehead 7-2, and Sanchez giving ground to the Texas Tornado, Vivian Villareal 7-5. Whitehead had sent Villareal to the loss side, previously, so their quarterfinal get-together was a re-match. The Tornado took it 7-5 for a crack at Ferrer in the semifinals.
Ferrer stopped Villareal's six-match, loss-side run with a 7-5 win and got his second chance at Putnam in the hot seat. Putnam closed out his undefeated run with a 7-5 win over Ferrer to claim the event title.

Manole goes undefeated to take Fast Eddie’s stop in San Antonio

Sam Manole and Danny Almaraz battled twice during the July 6-7 stop on the Fast Eddie's 9-Ball Tour; once in the hot seat and again, in the finals. Manole won them both to complete an undefeated run through a field of 19 that had signed on for the $500-added event, hosted by Fast Eddie's San Antonio Braun facility.
Among the winners' side final four, Manole handed Vivian Villareal the first of two straight losses, 9-6, which, to her chagrin, knocked her out of contention, relatively early in this one. Almaraz defeated Victor Nabu 9-7 in the other winners' side semifinal. Manole got into the hot seat with a 9-6 win over Almaraz and waited on his return.
Villareal moved over and picked up Neal Kahn, who'd defeated Richard Wuarte 7-5 and Ariel Aqino 7-4. Nabu faced John Mize, who'd gotten by Joe Ruiz 7-5 and survived a double hill fight versus Roland Martinez. Kahn eliminated Villareal 7-5, and was joined in the quarterfinal match by Nabu, who defeated Mize 7-3. 
Nabu earned himself a rematch against Almaraz with a 7-4 win over Kahn in the quarterfinals, but fell two racks short a second time, when Almaraz won their semifinal match 7-5. Manole duplicated his hot seat performance with a second 9-6 win over Almaraz in the opening set of the true double elimination final and claimed the event title.