The “Rocket” goes undefeated to win the 2nd Annual Cole Dickson Memorial

Rodney Morris
Rodney "Rocket" Morris worked his way through a field of 72 entrants, to go undefeated in the $2,500-added, 2nd Annual Cole Dickson Memorial Tournament, held on the weekend of June 28-29. "Rocket" Rodney stopped a three-match, loss-side run by Ramon Mistica to claim the title. The event was hosted by Family Billiards in San Francisco.
The Dominguez family was on hand for the event; father, Ernesto, and son, Oscar working their way into the winners' side semifinals. The father played Morris, as the son squared off against Mistica. Morris downed Dad 8-5, while Oscar sent Mistica to the losers' bracket 8-1. Morris claimed the hot seat with an 8-4 win over Oscar, and waited on Mistica's return.
On the loss side, Mistica picked up Jason Williams, who'd defeated Doug Whaley and Robert Yulo to reach him. Ernesto drew Deo Alpajora, who'd gotten by Luke Thomas and Jack Sherman. It was Mistica and Alpajora advancing to the quarterfinals; Mistica 6-3 over Williams and Alpajora eliminating the elder Dominguez 6-4.
Mistica then gave up two racks over the next 14 games, defeating Alpajora 6-1 in the quarterfinals and the younger Dominguez by the same score in the semifinals. Morris, though, stopped Mistica's streak with an 8-4 win in the finals to claim the 2nd Annual Cole Dickson Memorial.