To start things off, we would like to thank Anthony Costanzo, III and Rhode Island Billiards Bar & Bistro for hosting our 5th stop and for adding $500 to the event in Honor of "Anthony 'Tony' Costanza, Jr". McDermott Ride the 9 Tour donated a cue and gift card in Honor of the reason for the tournament. A special thank you to Simonis for extending free items such as T-shirts, cloth patches, stickers and much more, Also a thank you to Predator chalk for one of our give-aways.
36 players hungry players came on a rainy Sunday morning. Al McGuane came out swinging, powering through Matt Treglia, our own Tour Advisor and Representative Rich Senna, newcomer Jamie Bogan, and newcomer Jeremy Perry before prevailing against Kevin Brule to win the Hot Seat. He then went on to defeat Ran Tamba a Ride the 9 Tour previous Tournament Champion to reign supreme as current Tournament Champion.
Ran showed his competitive spirit after being sent to the one-loss side by Kevin Brule, and then battling back through Dave McConnell, Bridgette Pierce, Jeremy Perry, Jamie Bogan, and a grudge match with Kevin, before succumbing to Al McGuane for Second Place.
Kevin Brule had a very strong showing, laying down his skills against Rob Diehl, Clyde Matta, Ran Tamba, and Mike McKeever, forcing his way to the hot seat match where he was sent to the one-loss side by the tournament champion in a close match. There he lost the fight in his grudge match against Ran, ending in Third Place.
Newcomer Jamie Bogan showed that just because he was new to the tour, he wasn't new to the game, beating the likes of James Ramsdell (raffle winner), and Dave McConnell, before being sent to the one-loss side by Al McGuane, where he then battled his way through Scott Reynolds, Rich Howard, and Mike McKeever before losing to Ran and securing Fourth Place.
Rounding out the day were Mike McKeever and newcomer Jeremy Perry who played hard and smart in his first Ride the 9 Tour tournament and came in 5th/6th, as well as newcomer Bridgette Pierce, and Rich Howard who made it to 7th/8th.
We would like to remind our Female players, there is a McDermott cue up for grabs during the Finale. You must qualify for the finale by playing in 5 events or 4 and a surcharge. The day of the Finale, we must have 3 qualified females play that day. This pool cue was donated back to us by Mz. Tam Creative Pool Solutions after she won it in a raffle.
Just a reminder, the next tournament will be at Straight Shooters in Fall River, MA with a guaranteed $250.00 added. We are hoping for 40 teams minimum. Get ready for a Partner's Pallooza, two trophies for our Tour Champions, and great payouts as always. Please contact McDermott Ride the 9 Tour 9 (www.ridethe9tour.com) for details, flyer, and Gloria will help find you a Partner!
Thank you again and Good luck!
Congratulations to all who cashed, and thank you to everyone for coming.
As always, thank you to all of our Sponsors, McDermott Cues, Simonis Cloth, Aramith, Narragansett Brewery, MzTam (www.mztam.com), PoolDawg Billiard Supplies, Who Dem Billiards Apparel, Predator Chalk, our Supporter Nerium, and our newest supporter Pool League Association. Without them, we could not do what we do.
1st - Al McGuane - $600.00
2nd - Ran Tamba - $350.00
3rd - Kevin Brule - $250.00
4th - Jamie Bogan - $150.00
5th/6th - Mike McKeever / Jeremy Perry - $100.00 Each
7th/8th - Bridgette Pierce / Rich Howard - $75.00 Each
1st - $600.00
2nd - $300.00
3rd - $200.00
4th - $120.00
1/2 Entry to the Partner's Tournament
$50 PoolDawg Gift Card
Who Dem Polo
(Free Predator chalk)