Saunders and Crosby Take down the Island

Island Breakers in Merritt Island, Fl was the latest room to host the KF Cue Tour event. Saturday’s $1000 Added event would see 58 players show up for a piece of the $2580 pot on offer. This room was voted top 10 in the country by Billiards Digest and after having our first event there you can see why.

George Saunders

Saturdays Amateur event would see Prescott Buckwold make his presence known by making his way to the winner’s side final with wins over Rick Gatta 7-2, Justin Stock 7-1, Charlie Tudor 7-2, David Uwate 7-2 and a 7-4 win over Roy Novak to make it to the hotseat match to play George Saunders. Saunders made his way to the hotseat with wins over Michell Monk 7-0, Azmi Nabham 7-5, Rick Hefelfinger 7-3, Clifford Luce 7-5 and then a 7-5 win over Todd Anderson to make his way to the winners final. The winners side final was a tight affair with both players trading racks but Buckwold would come out on top with a 7-5 win.
The one loss side was full of great players trying to make their way back, but one man on a mission was Glen Miller, Miller had taken a 2nd round loss to Todd Anderson 7-2 and then went on a rampage with wins over Mike Webb 5-0, Richard Knight 5-3, Lincoln Seiffert 5-3, Chip Dickerson 5-4, Clifford Luce 5-3, Brian McBride 5-2, Roy Novak 5-3 before running into Todd Anderson for the 2nd time on the day and taking a 5-4 loss to leave him with a 4th place finish. Anderson would now have the chance to avenge his loss to Saunders and make it to his 2nd final in two weeks. This was another great match on the day and would go right down to the wire, at 4-4 Saunders was looking like running the rack out as he navigated his way to the 7 ball only to miss it and hide it at the same time, Anderson played a great kick making the 7 ball only for the cue ball to find the side pocket and hand Saunders the win. The final was another tight affair with Saunders coming out on top with an 8-6 win to take his 2nd title of the season.
Amateur payouts:
1st, George Saunders $590.
2nd, Prescott Buckwold $400.
3rd Todd Anderson $300
4th, Glen Miller $250
5th-6th, David Uwate, Roy Novak, $140
7th-8th, Brian McBride, Rick Hefelfinger, $100
9th-12th, Jeannie Seaver, Azmin Nabham, Clifford Luce, Bill Stoll, $75
13th-16th, Papo Aponte, Chip Dickerson, Craig Horton, Mel Rowe, $60

Tony Crosby

Sundays $1000 Added open event would see 48 players show up with over 30 of the Amateurs taking Advantage of the reduced entry fee.
Tour Director Tony Crosby proved to be the man on the day to beat as he made his way through to the hotseat match with wins over Dan Daugherty 7-1, Roy Novak 7-6, Mark Coats 7-6, Richard Knight 7-1, Dave Ross 7-1, and then a hotseat win over Carlos Torres 7-4. After taking a 7-1 loss to Tony Crosby Dave Ross would make his way back to the finals with wins over Eddie Wheat 6-3 and then due to the time we had to shorten the race to 5 which didn’t affect Ross as he would record Further wins over Julio Aquino 5-3 and then a 5-1 win over Carlos Torres to make his way back to meet Crosby in the final. The Final would be a single race to 7 and would also go right down to the wire with Ross making it to 6 and if not for a miss on the 8 ball would have taken his first KF Title, Crosby would take this rack and the case game for a 7-6 win.
The Tour would like to thank Island Breakers for putting on a great even in a first class room, Our Sponsors for their support and all the players for making this another great weekend of pool.
Check out all the latest news at www.kfcuetour.com our next event will be at Ultimate Billiards in FT Pierce on 4/17/10. We look forward to seeing you there.
Open Payouts
1st, Tony Crosby $500
2nd, Dave Ross $400
3rd, Carlos Torres $300
4th, Julio Aquino $200
5th-6th, Eddie Wheat, George Saunders, $120
7th-8th, Mike Hutcheson, Richard Knight, $70
9th-12th, Clifford Luce, Chip Dickerson, Gary Flannary, Wesley White $50

Altese & Aquino take first KF Wins

Fast Breaks in Orlando, FL was the latest venue to host the KF Cue Tour 2/27/10.

(photo: 2nd Mike Delawder, Room Owner Ted Lepak, 1st Julio Aquino

Saturday would see 62 Amateur players show up for a piece of the $2680 pot. Louis Altes would prove why he is considered a high level Amateur player by going through the 62 man field undefeated to take his first KF Title. Altese had to play good as he had to play the best players on tour in every round with wins over Jason Richko 7-4, Wesley white 7-6, Mike Delawder 7-6, Dan Lettau 7-5, Jerry Troy 7-5 to put him in the winner side final to play Travis Moore who had made his way to the finals with wins over Lincoln Seiffert 7-6, Tony O Donnell 7-6, Jesse Bradley 7-5, Brian McBride 7-3 and then Glen Olson 7-4 to put him up against Altese for the hotseat. Altese would manage to squeak this one out to capture the Hotseat with a 7-6 win.

While all this was going on Dustin Morris from Minnesota was a man on a mission after taking a 2nd round loss to Brian McBride 7-2 Morris would plough his way through the one loss side with wins over Josh Lewis 5-1, Dan Dennis 5-1, Mike Delawder 5-4, Joe Scarborough 5-0, Carlos Torres 5-0, Richard Murray 5-2, Jerry Troy 5-3, Glen Olson 6-5 and a win over Travis Moore to put him in the final to play Louis Altese.

Dustin Morris 2nd, Louis Altes 1st

With both players playing great pool on the weekend the final would be no different. The final would be a single race to 8 and would go all the way to the last rack with Louis Altese coming out an 8-7 winner to take his first KF win and leave Morris in 2nd in his first event.

Payouts.

1st, Louis Altese $600

2nd, Dustin Morris $400

3rd, Travis Moore $350

4th, Glen Olson $250

5th-6th Dan Lettau, Jerry Troy $150

7th-8th Jesse Bradley, Richard Murray $110

9th-12th Jim Sandaler, Bill Stoll, Carlos Torres, Brian McBride $80

13th-16th Wesley White, Ted Lepak, Chip Dickerson, Joe Scarborough $60