Weimer takes two out of three versus McClain to take Western New York Tour stop

Butch Weimer and Mike McClain met in the hot seat and finals of the Saturday, April 21 stop on the Western New York tour, with Weimer taking two of the three to capture the event title. The $100-added event drew 13 entrants to Breaker's Billiards in Pittsburgh, PA.

They met first in the battle for the hot seat, once Weimer had sent tour director Nick Brucato west 6-1 and McClain had defeated Chip Klein 6-4. They battled to double hill in the first of their three before Weimer prevailed to sit in the hot seat.

Brucato moved to the loss side and picked up Ronnie Beard, who'd defeated Brock Watson 6-3, and Nick St. James in a double hill fight. Klein drew Tim McCue, who'd shut out Stephen Holton and defeated Andy Shaw 6-4. Beard survived a double hill battle versus Brucato, as Klein was downing McCue 6-2.

It was Beard prevailing in the quarterfinals, 6-2, over Klein, and getting a shot at McClain in the semifinals. McClain, though, ended Beard's four-win, loss-side streak with a 6-4 victory that got him a second, and, as it turned out, third shot versus Weimer.

McClain took the first set of the true double elimination final 6-4, but Weimer came back to chalk up the same score in the second set and secure the event title.

Next stop on the Western New York Tour is set for Saturday, April 28, at Premium Billiards in Syracuse, NY.