CUE-DEAN-“E”TM TALENT SEARCH STAR PERFORMERS CROWNED!!
JASON “THE MICHIGAN KID” LYNCH BECOMES NEXT “TABLE TROTTER” OF POOL!
View all performer acts and Cup III event at: www.ustream.tv/channel/drcue2009
After 5 months of online and mail-in auditions from around the world the “FINAL 8” performers took stage once again to “showcase their specialty talents”. A random draw determined the Round 1 order of performances below. 3 primary judges (Paul Danno, Susan Shinn, and Steve Lillis) and 3 audience response judges (Maggie Mullins, Dainius Stipinas, and Gina Sharetts) reviewed each audition and awarded points on a 7-10 scale.
Steve “Steller” Geller (ND) – “Steller” Singing Attachment to Select Billiard Shots
Florian “Venom” Kohler (France) – Awesome Billiard Shot Creations – European Style
Paul “Professor-Q-Ball” Frankel (TN) – Magic Moment Presentation with “Mousetrap” Prop
Bill “The Mynah Bird” Meima (NJ) – Comedy Around Table Like You Have Never Seen
Peyton “Almost Famous” Thomas (NY) – Specialty Improvisation with International Flair
Charles “Spitball Charlie” Darling (MO) – Mark Twain Improvisation with “Spitball” Shots
Rick “The Barber” Hawkinson (IN) – “One of a Kind” Table Antics in Blues Brothers Style
Jason “The Michigan Kid” Lynch (MI) – Unique Table Presentation with “Twist of Humor”
Round 1 Scores (7 minute maximum audition with 6 judges): Bill Meima (59), Jason Lynch (55), Rick Hawkinson (54), Florian Kohler (54), Paul Frankel (53), Charles Darling (53), Steve Geller (51), Peyton Thomas (48) – Top 4 move to second round!
Round 2 Scores (5 minute maximum audition with 3 judges): Jason Lynch (29), Rick Hawkinson (27), Florian Kohler (25), Bill Meima (25) – Top 2 move to final round!
Round 3 Scores (2 minute maximum answer with 2 judges) : Jason Lynch (10) and Rick Hawkinson (9) – Both finalists gave wonderful “heartfelt” answers as evidenced by all in attendance and the final judging scores!!
Note: Final Score (R2 + R3 Scores) – Jason Lynch (39) and Rick Hawkinson (36)
Questions Used for Top 2 Finalists:
Rick – What do you suggest to the youth of our sport for developing their interest in artistic pool?
Jason – What does “trick shots and so much more” mean to you or as referenced to artistic pool?
Select Cues / Prizes / Monetary Values to Talent Performers:
Over $15,000 in prize fund value, including a McDermott Table Trotter Cue and Custom Case from Frank’s Center for 1st and a McDermott Table Trotter Cue for 2nd. Beautiful Cue-Dean-“E”TM plaque, APPA decal, and award certificate for each position of finish were awarded. A special thanks to all players, fans, & stream/event sponsors for the Cup III event and the Cue-Dean-“E”TM Talent Search!
EVENT NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS DONE IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF DR. CUE’S SPECIAL FRIEND FOR OVER 38 YEARS – DAVID “DEAN” EDWARDS. DAVE PASSED AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO FROM BRAIN CANCER. HE LOVED THE CUE-DEAN-“E”TM MONIKER AND DR. CUE’S MAGNETIC “TABLE TROTTER” STYLE OF “E”NTERTAINMENT, “E”DUCATION, AND “E”NERGY AROUND THE POOL TABLE. DAVE AND “DR. CUE” HAD THE SAME MIDDLE NAME “DEAN”.
SPECIAL NOTE: ANYONE WANTING TO CONTRIBUTE TO BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH ON BEHALF OF DAVE AND OTHERS STRICKEN WITH THIS DEVASTATING DISEASE MAY DO SO BY CONTACTING “DR. CUE” – firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 765.760.7665
Event Promoters: Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman (Original “Table Trotter” of Pool)
Marty “Ms. Cue” Rossman (Gets “Dr. Cue” to Table on Time)