Williams dominates Orlando

Charlie Williams, Tony Crosby and Dave Ross

The KF cue tour made its way to Orlando Florida for the first time. Fast Break Billiards was the host room for this $1700 Added event.

The open event kicked off as usual on Saturday with its biggest field of the season with 57 players showing up. Fast Break Billiards which is now run and owned by Kelli and Ted Lepak who both worked around the clock to make this event one of the best to date.

The field was stacked with talent with,  players Like Corey Deuel, Ronnie Wiseman, Charlie Williams, Neil Fujiwara, Tony Crosby, James Roberts, Julio Aquino just to mention a few showing up to try and earn a share of the $3180 pot that was on offer. There were also 7 ladies and 2 juniors showing up taking advantage of the reduced entry fee's.

Charlie Williams showed why he is not just a big time promoter by going undefeated through this 57 player field. Williams kicked of the day with wins over ex professional  ladies player Jeannie Seaver 7-3, Nicole Winters 7-1, Donnie Runk 7-3, Yu Ram Cha 7-3, Richard Murray 7-3 he would now face off against James Roberts for the Hotseat match. Roberts who has been proving all that he is not here for a day out any more made his way to the winners side final with wins over Han Berber 7-6, JR Foreman 7-4, Tony Crosby 7-5, Travis Moore 7-3 and a 7-5 win over Julio Aquino to put himself in a hotseat match up with Charlie Williams. The hotseat Match didn't go as planned for Roberts who never got going in this one, and Williams ran with the rolls to take this match 7-1.

While all this was going on one of the oldest men on tour, at 74 years young  was showing that it's never to late to improve. After taking a loss to Richard Murray in the 4th round 7-3, Ross went on a rampage by eliminating Tony Crosby 6-5, Josh Lewis 6-3, Julio Aquino 6-3 he then would take revenge on Murray and send him home with a 6-5 loss to put him in a semi final match up with Roberts. Roberts looked like booking himself a rematch with Williams as he took control to take a 5-2 lead needing one game. Ross would dig deep and some how manage to go onto win this match 6-5 and make his way to the final for the first time.

Williams would have no mercy in the final which ran into the early hours to take his first KF Cue Tour win and 1st place prize money of $850.

On the day Yu Ram Cha who placed in the money was top lady Pro and Jessica Barnes was named top lady Amateur receiving $40. Bryce Lepak would win the Junior play off to take the Top Junior honor.

The room owners played a big part in making this event a huge success with Family and friends pulling together and working round the clock. The room also had a large player presence on both days with many of the local players making the money rounds.

The KF Cue Tour would like to thank Fast Break Billiards, KF Cues, Ozone, Tiger, Bill Bauer products, Strokeitwear, BilliardScoop.com Aramith, Diamond racks, Axiom pool tables. Check out www.kfcuetour.com to see all our sponsors  and latest news,
Capone's Billiards in spring Hill will host the next event on April 11th/12th.

Thanks To all our players for making this one of the great events of the season.