Sharks-N-Shooters in Rocky Mount, North Carolina hosted the ninth stop on the 2008-2009 Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour May 16-17. A talent-laden field of forty players competed in the $1000 guaranteed added Main Event. Keith Bennett defeated Steven Page in the final match, earning $1000 for first place. Bennett has won three out of the last four events on the Jacoby Tour.
Williams Knocks Out #1 Seed Gomez
By Sally Lee
Event promoter and host Charlie Williams has made time out to eliminate the best playing pro Roberto Gomez of the Philippines. Gomez was the #1 seed with only 3 total games lost in the entire tournament thus far, while Williams made it through to this stage with 26 games total lost at #32 seed.
photo courtesy WPBA
The strong and valiant Fisher was not able to stay off Van Corteza
The nail in the coffin was Allison Fisher versus Filipino hot shot Lee Van Corteza. Fisher, hailed to be the top women’s player in history, looked strong at a 3-0 lead, but the tables quickly turned as she was outplayed by the Filipino and succumbed 10-6.
Ouschan & Villarreal Strike First Blood at Predator International 10-Ball Championship
Among the full field of 112 players at the 9th Annual Predator International 10-Ball Championship, there are 15 women who have decided to brave up against the vastly male fielded event. On Day 1 of the event, two ladies struck first blood against the men. Jasmin Ouschan of Austria and Vivian Villarreal of USA both overpowered the male counterparts in the first round.
Nick an Den Berg (NED) 8-5 Johnny Archer (USA)
HOLLAND’S NICK van den Berg became the first player through to the semi-finals of the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters as he held off the challenge of Johnny Archer to claim an 8-5 victory at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
It was nip and tuck for the first ten racks before van den Berg pulled away in the closing stages. The Dutchman opened up an early 2-0 lead but returned the table to Archer when he scratched in the third game.
Nick Van Den Berg (NED) 8-2 Alex Pagulayan (PHI)
Johnny Archer (USA) 8-2 Imran Majid (ENG)
Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-2 Yu Ram Cha (KOR)
Defending champion Alex Pagulayan of the Philippines lost his title in the opening match of the 2009 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters as he fell victim to the superior all-round play of reigning European Champion Nick van den Berg.
APA RECOGNIZES TOP LEAGUE OPERATORS
World’s Largest Pool League Awards League Operator of the Year Awards
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (May 7, 2009) — The American Poolplayers Association (APA) recognized five of their top franchisees with League Operator of the Year awards during the APA Annual Convention in late April in Las Vegas. The five were selected from a group of more than 260 League Operators throughout North America with one League Operator selected from each market size.
St. Louis, MO.- Michael Zimmerman, Gateway Amateur Tour (GAT) Founder/Director, has been working hard the past four years trying to provide a fair and rewarding 8-Ball tour in the St. Louis/Metro East area. Now in the fourth season, preparing for our fifth, we are excited to announce that Viking Cue Mfg., Inc through The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour has joined with us to become the title sponsor.