Williams wins Florida State Championship

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams in the new Florida State 9-Ball Champion.

Williams took the hot-seat with a 9-6 win over fellow Korean Young-Hwa Jeong. Meanwhile, on the one-loss side former World Champion Thorsten Hohmann was eliminating Ben Conway Jr and Troy Frank was eliminating Tony Crosby.

Hohmann went on to face Frank and scored the 9-5 win to set up Hohmann vs Jeong for the right to play Williams in the finals. The match between Hohmann and Jeong was as close as possible, with Hohmann scoring the 9-8 win.

This left Hohmann facing Williams in the finals. The finals turned out to be a complete opposite of the previous match as Williams cruised to a big lead on his way to the 13-5 victory.

Williams commented after the match 'The tables were playing a little tough, so being a ball maker was a good skill to have. I got out to an 8-0 lead, and that made it kind of tough on Hohmann". Williams also joked "The funny thing is that Thorsten, Young Hwa and Brian Yi all rode up to the tourney with me. The tradition is that the highest finisher buys dinner for everyone after the event. Now they are all looking for the most expensive steak house in town."

Williams earned $5000 for first, while Hohmann settled for $3000 in second place prize money. Jeong and Troy Frank filled out the top four spots.

Complete Payouts:
1st Charlie Williams $5000
2nd Thorsten Hohmann $3000
3rd Young Hwa-Jeong $2000
4th Troy Frank $1600
5th/6th Ben Conway Jr, Tony Crosby $1150
7th/8th Tommy Kennedy, Julio Aquino $850
9th/12th Steve Knoll, Mario Cruz, Charlie Bryant, Robb Saez $600
13th/16th Dave Grossman, Wayne Catledge, David Broxton, Trevor Braymore $400
17th/24th CM Lee, Bill Ferguson, Edgardo Ramirez, John Ditoro, Brian Yi, Rodel Morales, Jason Richko, Jose Delrio $175