Updated: Dec 12, 2019
Thank you again to Josh & Steve Soulliere for Hosting our Season Finale at Bo's Bar & Billiards in Warwick, RI, and for their great hospitality to RT9T (Ride the 9 Tour).
First we would like to thank the PLAYERS! Your support over the past 12 years has been truly amazing. YOU are the driving force in our desire to do more and grow as a tour.
I remember doing my first tournament for the love of the sport, after being inspired by playing a game with Ga Young Kim and another with Melissa Little in 2007.
Ewa Laurance, LoreeJon Hasson, and Vivian Villarreal fueled a perpetual fire in my heart and soul to continue. I am grateful and blessed.
We would like to thank our Sponsors:
Our Title Sponsor: Iwan Simonis (www.simoniscloth.com), as well as Aramith (www.aramith.com), Narragansett Brewery (www.narragansettbeer.com), McDermott Cues (www.mcdermottcue.com), Mz Tam Creative Pool Solutions (www.mztam.com), PoolDawg (www.pooldawg.com), Massé Apparel (Please see fb under Massé Apparel), and New England USAPL (www.neusapoolleague.com).
Without your generous contributions, our Tour would not be possible.
A HUGE thank you to our dedicated team for their tireless hours and help in making this season, and especially this event, a success:
Curtis Rohrer, Ralph Caton and Riki Castro.
Also our per diem help: Ty Speedwell, Derrick Morgado, Stephanie Baggesen, and Ashley Coughlin (in training).
Over $5700 in cash was paid to the players!!!
Our giveaways and raffles were over $1500!
Over $7200 given out!
1st: Joe Dupuis - $1400 + a $50 PoolDawg Gift Card
2nd: Josh Caesar - $900
3rd: Paul Laverdiere - $500
4th: Scott Reynolds - $300
5th/6th: Adam Blair/JiTen Patel - $200/$200
7th/8th: Dev Bhattacharya/Jason Platt - $130/$130
Most Improved Player:
A special "Shout Out" to our Most Improved Player -
Paul Laverdiere, who received an Iwan Simonis Banner, a Simonis X-1, and other Simonis items for his newly recovered table with Simonis 860 HR in Tournament Blue!
Turning Stone Points Winners:
1st: Paul Laverdiere with amazing 2250 points! Never has that been done in our tour history!!!
2nd: Mike Pettit with 1435, again incredible runaway!
3rd: Jason Platt with 1155. Drive and determination pay off.
All these players were loyal and had their eye on the prize from DAY 1!
A BEAUTIFUL $800 McDermott cue was won by Mark DeLellis.
This cue featured Birdseye Maple, Cocobolo, Sterling Silver rings, and beautiful turquoise with an i-3 shaft!
A Simonis X-1 was won by Josh Caesar.
A Mz Tam Custom Cue Case and package was won by Joey Dupuis.
Thank you all for your raffle support!
Again, congratulations to all cashed and played, attending this season and the Finale. The tour appreciates you and your loyalty in making this season a TREMENDOUS success!
MAKE SURE TO JOIN US NEXT SEASON FOR SOME SURPRISES AND GREAT CA$H PAYOUTS!
Go to www.ridethe9tour.com for new information, sponsors, and what we have in store next season. We will be updating this within the next two months, while enjoying the Summer!
Please alert us for any errors or misspellings!
THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS COURTESY OF GLORIA AND THE TEAM:
Photo 1: 1st Place, Joe Dupuis
Photo 2: Runner Up, Josh Caesar
Photo 3: 3rd Place, Paul Laverdiere
Photo 4: Josh Caesar & Gloria Jean
Photo 5: Joey Dupuis & Gloria Jean
Photo 6: JiTen Patel
Photo 7: Trophies
Photo 8: Ralph, Ashley, & Gloria Jean
Photo 9: Ashley, Mark DeLellis, & Gloria Jean
Photo 10: Mark DeLellis (Raffle winner)
Photo 11: Raffled McDermott Cue
Photo 12: Raffled McDermott Cue
Photo 13: Scott Reynolds