Richko and Crosby Hammer it out

(pictured: Mike Xiarhos and Jason Richko)

(Pictured: Mike Xiarhos and Jason Richko

Hammerheads Billiards lounge hosted the latest event on the KF Cue Tours Calendar. The event kicked off with 47 players showing up for the $1000 added pot. Jason Richko would prove to be the man to beat making his way to the hotseat with wins over Rick Gatta, Scott Howard, Chip Dickerson, Glen Miller, Dan Dennis and then a close battle with Bill Dunsmore 7-6 to take the hotseat. While all this was going on Mike Xiarhos Snr who was taking names on the one loss side. After taking a second round loss to Mark Wathen, Xiarhos would make his way to the final with wins over Dave Adams, Eddie Wheat, Stephanie Mitchell, Garry Blatt, Bill Delisle, a revenge match over Mark Wathen, Dan Dennis, Josh Palmer and then a semi final win over Bill Dunsmore to reach the final to play Richko. Xiarhos would come out firing in the final and take a 5-0 lead, Richko trailed the whole match would come back to tie it up at 7-7 and take the last rack after several safety exchanges and his first KF title.

Sundays $1000 added open event also had a $1000 bonus going to the winner to help offset the expenses for the Predator international 10-ball event that would take place in Spain early January. A very strong 29 player field showed up with the likes of Rafael Martinez, Mike Davis, Robb Saez, Tommy Kennedy and Tony Crosby.

(pictured: Tony Crosby and Tommy Kennedy)

Louis Altes was looking very strong on the day with wins over Rafael Martinez 7-6, Mike Davis 7-5, Tony Crosby 7-6, Josh Palmer 7-3 before losing a very close match 7-6 to Kennedy for the hotseat. After taking a loss to Louis Altes Tony Crosby was looking to try and book his trip to Spain with wins over Dan Dennis 7-4, Robb Saez 7-4, Bill Dunsmore 7-2, Mike Delawder 7-5 and then a strong revenge win over Louis Altes 7-0 to set up a final with Kennedy. The final would go right to the wire with both players playing great pool. With the score tied at 8-8, Kennedy would break the balls and just when looking like it was all over he would hang a tough four ball and Crosby would run out to take his first title of the season and book his trip to Spain with the extra $1000 bonus.

We would like to thank Hammerheads Billiards lounge and there staff for hosting another great weekend of pool, our sponsors which can be seen at  HYPERLINK “” with the schedule for the New Year, We hope everybody has a happy and safe holidays merry Christmas from the KF Cue Tour.

Open Payouts

1st Tony Crosby $1650

2nd Tommy Kennedy $400

3rd Louis Altes $300

4th Mike Delawder $200

5-6th Josh Palmer, Bill Dunsmore $100

Amateur Payouts

1st Jason Richko $650

2nd Mike Xiarhos Snr $400

3rd Bill Dunsmore $300

4th Josh Palmer $200

5-6th Glen Miller, Dan Dennis $125

7-8th Scott Howard, Mark Wathen $90

9-12th Louis Altes, Trey Jankowski, Bill Delisle, Michael Xiarhos Jnr $60

Top Lady, Stephanie Mitchell $30 plus a free entry.

Shlemperis takes Castle Billiards

Castle Billiards – E Rutherford, NJ

December 26, 2009

Wilson Cruz cruised into the hot seat without much difficulty other than a hill-hill match with Jake Schwartz. Having sent Dave Shlemperis west in the hot seat match, Dave patiently waited to get his revenge. Eventually he met Pete Brennan in the match to see who went to the finals. He made quick work of it beating Brennan 6-1. in the extended race finals, Shlemperis opened with a 9 on the snap, then extended the lead to 8-0 before Cruz won a rack.  It ended 10-4 and Shlemperis went home with the large plaque.

1st  $600  Dave Shlemperis

2nd  $400  Wilson Cruz

3rd  $220  Pete Brennan

4th  $150  Scott Simonetti

5/6  $100  Jake Schwartz, Ra Hanna

7/8  $75  Jerry Tarrantola, Annie Flores