White and Williams win at the Park

Charlie Williams and Wesley White

Park Avenue Billiards, Orange Park Jacksonville was the latest room to host the Poison tour event. This is one of the newest rooms Florida and the players came out to show their support with over 100 players showing up over the two days.

The Amateur event kicked off with 52 players, Wesley White a tour regular would prove to be the man to beat on the day as he recorded wins over Don Steele 7-3, Jason Richko 7-3, Richard Knight 7-3, Walter Blacker 7-5 and then Mike Delawder 7-2 to advance to the winner's side final where he would meet Daniel Plumber. Plumber had made his way to the hotseat match with wins over Nick Applebee 7-4, Arthur Huynh 7-4, Lincoln Seiffert 7-2, Chris Lulek 7-0 and 7-5 win over Joey Ryan 7-5 to set up the match with White. The hotseat match would go back and forth with White eventually coming out a 7-5 winner which would guarantee him his highest finish on tour. Plumber would now face Joey Ryan in semi final, Ryan had been sent to the one loss earlier in the event by Plumber 7-5 but made his way back with strong wins over Chris Sepulveda 5-3 and Mike Delawder 5-2 before taking a 2nd loss to Plumber leaving Ryan in 3rd spot. The final would go right down to the wire with Plumber taking the first set 8-7 to force a 1 rack shoot out Wesley White though didn't panic as he held his nerve to run out the rack to record his first win on tour.

Sunday would see 49 players show up for the open event with notable names like Charlie Williams, Mike Davis, Stoney Stone, Julio Aquino, James Roberts, and Dave Grossman to mention a few.

Charlie Williams would prove to be the man to beat on the day making his way to the finals with wins over, Julio Aquino, Happy Braydon, Adam Wheeler, Ramsey Barrett and Mike Davis to make his way into the winners side final where he would meet Stoney Stone, Stone had made his way to the finals with wins over Suren, Mike Destefano, Dave Grossman, and then Elvis Rodriguez to set up a match with Williams. This match would go right down to the wire with both players trading racks and playing some precision pool; Williams would eventually take the match with a tight 7-6 win. On the one loss side Stoney Stone would have to face Tony Crosby who took an earlier hill hill loss to George Mclanahan but came back with wins over Mike Greene, Jon Gore, Josh Lewis, Joey Ryan, Elvis Rodriguez and then Mike Davis before running into Stoney Stone to lose a tight 5-4 match Leaving Crosby in 3rd.

The Final would be one way traffic as Williams made Stoney Stone pay for every mistake to take a convincing 7-2 win and the Poison Title.

Amateur Payout
1st, Wesley White $600
2nd, Daniel Plumber $400
3rd, Joey Ryan $300
4th, Mike Delawder $200
5th-6th, Chris Lulek, Chris Sepulveda $140
7th-8th, George Saunders, Tom Mittinight $100
9th-12th, Bruce Barrington, Walter Blacker, Denny Singletary, Nick Applebee $70
13th-16th, Bobby Garza, Kevin Cox, Jason Richko, Josh Lewis $50

Open Payouts,
1st, Charlie Williams $700
2nd, Stoney Stone $400
3rd, Tony Crosby $300
4th, Mike Davis $200
5th-6th, Elvis Rodriguez, Julio Aquino $130
7th-8th, Dave Grossman, Joey Ryan $90
9th-12th George Mclanahan, EJ Park, Ramsey Barrett, Josh Lewis $65