Van Boening, Morra & Kiamco Take It Down In Illinois

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Leisure Time Billiards & Sports Bar in East Moline, IL was the hot spot of the Midwest for the past several days as players converged for the $12,000 added Inaugural Bar Box Classic.

Sponsored by owner Dwayne Bowman, Pat Diveney of Diveney Cues & Bull Carbon, there were three events in this tournament – eight ball, nine ball & ten ball. Dwayne and his staff rolled out the red carpet for players & fans alike.
The eight ball division began on Wednesday night with a field of 38 players – entry fee $300 with winner breaks. After extensive play, Shane Van Boening faced Dennis Orcollo in the finals. No strangers to titles for either player, Shane grabbed this one as he defeated Dennis 9-3.

John Morra

Late night nine ball action began on Saturday night with 19 players putting up $500 each with winner breaks. A single elimination event, the field was whittled down to only two remaining – John Morra and Warren Kiamco. Mr. Smooth put on a clinic only allowing The Warrior one game – after John uncharacteristically scratched in the side on an eight ball. Morra played nearly flawless nine ball and took the title with a final score of 9-1.

The ten ball portion of the event started on Friday night with 91 players ponying up entry fees of $150 with alternate breaks. After coming up short in the two previous divisions, Warren Kiamco was not going to be denied this time – he took the title over Devin Poteet 9-5.
Congratulations to all!!!
Commentary was provided by Larry Schwartz and Mary Kenniston – thank you!
We’d also like to thank our fans & sponsors without whom we wouldn’t be able to do what we do! Our sponsors include JB Cases, Bull Carbon, Lomax Custom Cues, StraightPoolEye, Hanshew Jump Cues, Simonis, Durbin Custom Cues, Aramith, Diamond Billiard Products and the Fort Worth Billiards Superstore of Fort Worth, TX.
Our next event starts this Wednesday night with the $11,000 added Rack On The Rocks Classic in West Peoria, IL. Hope to see you there!!!