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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.

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.