3-Cushion Challenge Match Craig Powers Vs. Fred Lamers
Madison 3-Cushion Billiards Club, Madison, Wisconsin
30 Point Matches (no equal innings)—-Best 2 out of 3 determines the Winner
Prize Money = $400 to the Winner. $100 for 2nd Place.
Match 1-Lamers wins the lag but missed the break shot & his next turn at the table.
Powers scores 5 points in 3 innings 1-2-2.
Lamers scores 6 points in the next three innings 1-1-4.
At the end of 5 innings it is Lamers 6 & Powers 5.
Lamers then has 6 open innings while Powers scores 1 point each his next four turns at the table.
Lamers runs 5 in inning 12 & 1 point in 3 next three innings & 2 points at inning 17.
Powers scores 1 in each of innings 6 to 9 but innings 1- to 12 are open. (1-1-1-1-0-0-0). Beginning at inning 13 Powers then scores 1-2-0-0 & 4.
At the end of 17 innings the score is 16 all (.94 avg. each). Looks like we got a game going here!
Lamers then takes control and scores 14 points in ten innings while Powers can only muster up 2 points in the next 9 innings.
Lamers Winner Match One: 30 – 18 in 27 innings. (Lamers Avg. = 1.11) (Powers Avg. = .69)
Powers wins the lag but is kissed out at the last second. No score.
Lamers scores 2 but that is all.
Powers strings innings of 4-2-2-0-0-2 for 10 points at the end of seven innings.
Lamers can only muster 2 more points in the same innings 0-1-0-0-1-0.
At the end of seven innings the score is Powers 10, Lamers 4.
Powers now starts binge scoring posting 20 points in 14 innings as follows: 0-1-2-2-1-2-4-2-1-0- 0-1-1-3 to end Match 2.
Powers Winner Match Two: 30 – 11 in 21 innings. (Powers Avg. = 1.42) (Lamers Avg. = .55)
Match 3 Powers wins the lag and misses the break shot again. Yikes.
This match has an awkward start for both Players. At the end 13 innings the score is tied at 11 as follows:
Powers scores 0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-2-6.
Lamers scores 1-0-1-0-0-1-3-1-0-1-1-2.
At this point Powers again catches a gear and some consistency scoring one or more points in 11 of the next 18 innings.
Powers scoring beginning at inning 14: 2-0-1-4-1-1-2-1-0-2-0-0-0-2-0-1-2
Lamers can only manage 8 additional points in the next 17 innings as follows:
Powers Winner Match Three: 30 – 19 in 31 innings. (Powers Avg. .967) (Lamers Avg. .633)
Powers takes home $400.00 plus $50.00 for the High Run of the event.
Lamers takes $100.00 for his efforts.
This Challenge Match was made possible by the extreme generosity of:
Jeremy West of The Varsity Club, Oshkosh Wisconsin Dave Coles of The Carom Room, Beloit, Wisconsin. Bob Keller – Owner of Madison 3-Cushion Billiards Club. Madison, Wisconsin Dale Saunders – Camera and Computer expertise. Appleton, Wisconsin Bruce Venzke – Madison 3-Cushion Billiard Club Director
Thank you all for your support. Gary Eake, Event Organizer