First we would like to thank Bob, Joey, and Rob of Straight Shooters for hosting our final regular season tournament, and for adding $250! We would also like to send out a thank you to their great staff!
A big thanks to our 6-year Sponsor Narragansett who was there for a taste testing.
And a special thank you to our own Ty Speedwell, who was acting Tour Director for this tournament.
28 Players came out as a send off to our Regular Season tournament play.
1st Place: Keith Platt - Keith shot out of the gate like a cannon ball, bearing down on everyone in his path, clawing through Ty Speedwell, Danny Pavao, Ryan Urso, Ben Savoie, and Bill Cote, to find himself in the Hot Seat match where he slugged it out in a close match against Cliff Medeiros, coming out on top to win the Hot Seat. There was a first/second split with Francisco, with Keith getting the title of Champion because he earned the Hot Seat.
2nd Place: Francisco Cabral - After losing early in a nail biter against Bill Cote, Francisco showed that he had the grit and determination to fight his way back to the top of pile as fought his way past Dave Norton, Ben Savoie, Rich Ferrell, Bill Cote (a nice grudge match!), and finally Cliff Medeiros, before calling it a night and splitting with Keith to take 2nd.
3rd Place: Cliff Medeiros - Cliff came out swinging, showing that he was not an opponent to take lightly, taking on the likes of Lida Mullendore, Rob Rogan, and Rich Ferrell, before losing a close one to Keith in the Hot Seat match, and ended in 3rd.
4th Place: Bill Cote - Bill did what he does best, and showed that he could hang with the best of them, handing defeats to Everett Belliveau, Jaime Forcier, and Francisco before being sent to the One-Loss side by an on fire Keith Platt in a double hill match, ending in 4th.
Congratulations to all who cashed!
1st - Keith Platt - $425
2nd - Francisco Cabral - $250
3rd - Cliff Medeiros - $175
4th - Bill Cote - $100
5th/6th - Jaime Forcier / Rich Ferrell - $70 / $70
1st - $600
2nd - $350
3rd - $215
THE SEASON FINALE AT BO'S BAR & BILLIARDS ON MAY 5-6, 2018!!
PayPal - $67 until midnight of May 1, 2018
$65 cash up until the day of the tournament.
We will need to know that you will be attending, so please notify us
NO LATER than the night before the Finale. This helps facilitate and expedite the check-in process and avoid waiting in line.
FINALE REMINDER: You must have minimum of 4 attendances* and full membership dues must be paid (cumulative day passes DO NOT COUNT).
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ATTENDANCES: Please look at the list of how many tournaments you have attended and whether or not you are qualified. This will be on our website under "Player Attendances" under the "Finale" tab.
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RAFFLE: Would you like a signed McDermott Cue or 1 of 2 Premium Aramith Cue Balls signed by "The Striking Viking", Ewa Laurance? Maybe McDermott Gift Cards of $125 each, or PoolDawg Gift Cards? Then Please visit our website and support the Tour Finale and payouts, by doing so. Go to "Raffles" at the "Ride the 9 Tour" website to find this!
www.ridethe9tour.com/raffles (copy and paste this link in your browser)
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 (PLA). Without them, we could not do what we do for the players and the sport.
As always please contact us for any name or spelling corrections.
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Curtis J Rohrer