February 24, 2018 Stix & Stones Straight Race Stop #11

First thank you to Stix & Stones in Abington, MA for hosting this event. We would also like to thank Dan and Heather for their help in making this event possible and their staff for doing an amazing job (as usual). Thank you for all who "Support The Sport".

$500 Added Based on 48 players

28 Players came out for a fun day of pool with friends and a chance to win some cash at Six & Stones, Abington, MA.

1st Place: Mike Pettit - Mike started off with a solid win his first match against Francisco Cabral. He went on to claim the Hot Seat after five (5) wins. Mike is an avid player on Diamond tables, so Stix & Stones was right up his alley. In the Finals he met his friend and teammate for next tournament, Bill Cote. Bill won the first set 5-2, but Mike answered back with a 4-2 victory in the second set and claimed the title, "Tournament Champion".

2nd Place: Bill Cote - Bill is a six plus year "Ride the 9 Tour" player. He started his journey with a decisive win over his opponent 5-0. He went on to win his second round 5-4. Losing his third match 5-4 lit a fire under Bill. He went on to win five (5) straight on Side B (one-loss) to glide to the finals, getting him Runner up.

3rd Place: Tim Schroeder - Tim was very impressive as a C class player. He started his 3rd place finish in the lower half of the seeded brackets. His first win was 5-2. He continued to show us what he can do against the B- through C- bracket. He won four (4) consecutive matches, before meeting up with Mike Pettit to go head-to-head in the Hot Seat Match. Great showing!

4th Place: Ryan Lineham - Ryan won his first match against another A player 5-2. He then played the Tournament Champion, Mike, and was sent to Side B. Ryan is skilled player who put together five (5) wins before Bill Cote was victorious. Thank you Ryan for supporting our Tour for over 7 years!

Congratulations to all who cashed (payouts through 5th/6th)


1st - Mike Pettit - $600

2nd - Bill Cote - $325

3rd - Tim Schroeder - $200

4th - Ryan Lineham - $130

5th/6th - Rich Howard / Brian Blair - $75 / $75


1st - $700

2nd - $400

3rd - $280

Our next tournament will be our Premiere 3-Player Team event held at Bo's Bar & Billiards on March 11, 2018.

Please see our website www.ridethe9tour.com for details or go to "McDermott Ride the 9 Tour" Page on FB.

REMINDER: You must have minimum of 4 attendances* and full membership dues must be paid (cumulative day passes DO NOT COUNT). Only 4 tournaments left to qualify!

Attendances are as follows as of February 24, 2018:

5 or more Attendances - 40

4 Attendances - 11

3 Attendances - 16

2 Attendances - 32

1 Attendance - 50

As always, thank you to all of our Sponsors: McDermott Cues, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Premium Billiard Balls, Narragansett Brewery, MzTam Creative Pool Solutions (www.mztam.com), PoolDawg Billiard Supplies, Predator Chalk, our Supporters Nerium, and Pool League Association. Without them, we could not do what we do for the players and the sport. A huge thank you to our staff and support: Ricardo Castro, Ralph W. Caton, and Cameo Moy, our Acting Tour Director for the event. We would also like to thank Bizzistance for their assistance with a write-up recently (they can be found on Facebook) or on the web at www.bizzistance.com.

As always please contact us for any corrections.

Thank you.

#TeamMcDermott Ride the 9 Tour

Mike Pettit (Left) and Bill Cote (Right)

Tim Schroeder

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