Updated: Feb 19
Thank you again to Regina and Steve Goulding, Paul, Ray, and the Snookers' staff for Hosting our final regular season Event, and for their great hospitality to Gloria Jean's Iwan Simonis Ride The 9 Tour, team and players alike.
We would like to thank our Sponsors:
Our Title Sponsor: Iwan Simonis, as well as Aramith, Narragansett Brewery, McDermott Cues, Mz Tam Creative Pool Solutions (MzTam.com), PoolDawg, and New England USAPL.
Without your generous contributions, our Tour wouldn't be possible.
Also a HUGE thank you to our team for their tireless hours and help in making this event a success.
1st: $450 + $50 PoolDawg Gift Card
Just over $3,400 given to the players!!!
40 players: Average of $45 Entry, minus $5 Green Fee & $5 for TD & Finale per player
(3@$25/13@$35/12/$45/7@$55/4@$65/1@$75 = $1790
$1790-$200 greens fee=$1590. $1590- $200 ( $5 per person tour). Purse $1390. Payouts $1400. Due to it being the last tournament of the season, we reduced our Tour Director's fee).
Another great tournament at Gloria Jean's Iwan Simonis Ride the 9 Tour!
Francisco Cabral: Francisco started out with a clear vision in mind: victory!
He won five matches before earning the Hot Seat. He dominated several seasoned players to sit comfortably, awaiting his final match. It was not easy, as he was down considerably and ended up with a double hill victory. Congratulations to a Veteran and Gentleman alike in the sport of Billiards!
Ran Tamba: Ran started his run with a 2-match win streak. He was sent over to the one-loss side by Jairo Argueta. Ran gave us more than we could have asked for with a desire to show his tremendous ability and he did, with a 7-match win streak. He then secured Runner Up in the tour. What an amazing come-back from Ran!
Joey Dupuis: Joey's finesse and grace on the table improves your game simply by watching him play, if you're open to a free lesson. He started with a bye and won 5 straight to face Francisco; however, was sent over to the one-loss side. He battled for 3rd with Tyler B and brought home a 3rd Place Finish. Thank you, Joey for playing in the tour!
Up and coming player: Tyler Boudreau. After a 3rd Place Victory in a handicapped event, a 5th place victory in a straight race, then a 4th-place Victory in our straight race event, Tyler is proving himself to be a worthy adversary in the sport of Billiards. He has only been a player for approximately one year. A natural pool player with a hunger for a "W".
I think we'll be seeing a lot more of this young man.
Congratulations to all cashed and thank you to the players who showed their support by attending. The tour appreciates you and your loyalty in making this season a success!
MAKE SURE TO JOIN US MAY 18TH AND 19TH at Bo's Bar & Billiards, Warwick, RI FOR OUR GUARANTEED
$2000 ADDED SEASON FINALE!!!
ONLY a $60 buy-in and ANYONE with an ESTABLISHED FARGORATE can play! So NY, NJ, MA, ME, CT, PA, MD, etc. come on down!!
Our 1st Place Payout is SURE to delight you!
Go to www.ridethe9tour.com for flyers and details or visit our page on fb, "Iwan Simonis Ride the 9 Tour". See you there!
THE FOLLOWING PHOTO COURTESY OF RALPH CATON: