Wheeler Rolls On At Hammerheads

Adam Wheeler and Jimmy Dean

Hammerheads Billiards lounge in Holiday, Florida would host the 5th Stop on the KF Amateur Calendar. Forty one players turned out for this $700 Added event, with Adam Wheeler taking first place honors.
Wheeler, who had barely made it in the cash in the first 4 events, came out firing on the day and never stopped. Wheeler started the day with an impressive 7-0 win over Steve Abelow, and followed it up with wins over room owner Dan Lavoie 7-3, Jason Bowen 7-4, and Jason Richko 7-4, putting him in the hotseat match with last month's winner Elvis Rodriguez. Rodriguez was another player on the day taking big names down. His route to the finals would see him have wins over high rated Amateur player Jeff Bednar 7-4, No1 ranked player Mike Delawder 7-4, Johnny Demet 7-3, Bill Dunsmore 7-2, and Jimmy B Dean 7-4. The hotseat match would be the match of the day with Wheeler coming out on top after a very hard-fought 7-4 win.
On the one loss side, room owner Dan Lavoie was looking for his 5th straight win before running into Jason Richko, who would send him home with a 5-4 win, leaving Lavoie in 5/6th place. Richko's victory was short-lived against Jimmy B Dean, who was having a great event. Richko ended the day in 4th place. Jimmy B Dean went on to defeat Elvis Rodriguez 5-3, placing him in the final to play Wheeler in the single race to 9 match.
The final was a very one-sided affair, with Rodriguez making too many unforced errors, and Wheeler taking full advantage, to win his first event with a comfortable 9-2 finish.