PARKER WINS 2010 FBT INVITATIONAL!

Caukin takes home FBT Regional Tour title

(pictured left to right: JoAnn Mason Parker, and Jessica Barnes)

Ft. Pierce, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2010) – JoAnn Mason Parker won her second in a row Flamingo Billiards Tour event at the FBT Invitational this past Saturday at Ultimate Billiards.  Helene Caukin finished the year with the most points and wins the title of Flamingo Billiards Tour 2010 Champion.  Caukin’s first place finish also secures her spot in the 2011 WPBA Classic Tour events.

Parker started the day with a 7-4 win over Kelly Cavanaugh, 7-4 over Robin Boggs, and a 7-1 over Kim Caso to make it to the single elimination redraw.  Also making it to the redraw was Jeannie Seaver, with wins over Kelly Coyle 7-1, Sabra MacArthur Beahn 7-5, and Chris Ann Fields 7-1.  Christie Cloke got to the single elimination bracket beating Shanelle Loraine along the way 7-5, and Barbara Harris 7-4.  Also in the redraw was Jessica Barnes, winning over Stephanie Mitchell 7-5, and Amy Poulter 7-4.  On the one loss side, Chris Ann Fields fought her way back to the redraw, along with Kim Caso, Amy Poulter and Helene Caukin.

The redraw pitted Mason against Fields 7-5. Seaver beat Caso 7-3; Cloke edged out Poulter 7-5; and Barnes took Caukin 7-4.  That left Parker in the semi-finals against Seaver, and Cloke against Barnes.

Seaver, who had shot lights out all day, felt the night wearing on and gave up the match to Parker 7-1.  Barnes, who was also shooting in the zone all day, had a tough match against Cloke.  Playing neck-and-neck and tied at 5, Cloke scratched in game 11, and Barnes went to the hill.  Barnes broke and combed the 9 to move to the finals.

The final match started with Parker 2-0.  Barnes got on the scoreboard when Parker scratched in game 3 after hooking herself and forced to kick.  In game 4, Barnes missed the 8 and Parker was out.  Score 3-1.  Barnes broke in game 5, proceeded to make the 1-ball but scratched. With ball-in-hand, Parker combed the 2-9.  Score 4-1.  Barnes broke in game 6, ran out to the 7 and scratched giving ball-in-hand again to Parker, who was out, score 5-1.   In game 7, Barnes broke and came up dry. Parker pushed out but was left with the cue ball hooked and no shot on the one.  With ball-in-hand to Barnes this time, Barnes played safe leaving Parker with a jump shot on the two.  Parker proceeded to jump, made the 2-ball and ran out to the 6-ball which rattled in the corner.  Barnes overshot the 7 leaving bad shape on the 8-ball.  But not to be deterred, Barnes banked the 8 and made the 9.  Score 5-2.  Just when it looked like Barnes was starting a comeback, Parker went on to take the next two games and the match.

The Flamingo Billiards Tour thanks all of its sponsors, Boynton Billiards (www.boytonbilliards.com), Ozone Billiards (www.ozonebilliards.com), Tweeten Fibre (www.tweeten.us).  And many thanks again to room owners Bill Mallen and Gary Gilsanan (www.ultimate-billiards.com), Amy Poulter (www.amysbilliards.com), Tesh Patel (www.cornerpocketbilliards.com), and Dana Rogers (www.artofbilliards.com), for being great hosts and supporting the Flamingo Billiards Tour.

RESULTS

($250-added, modified double-elimination)

1st JoAnn Mason Parker ($500)

2nd Jessica Barnes ($375)

3rd Jeannie Seaver ($200)

3rd Christie Cloke($200)

5th Amy Poulter($100)

5th Chris Ann Fields($100)

5th Helene Caukin($100)

5th Kim Caso($100)

9th Barbara Ellis  ($65)

9th Sabra MacArthur Beahn  ($65)

9th Kelly Coyle ($65)

9th Stephanie Mitchell ($65)

13th Nicolle Rasmussen ($40)

13th Marge Soash ($40)

13th Shanelle Loraine ($40)

13th Kelly Cavanaugh ($40)

The 2011 Flamingo Billiards Tour is tentatively scheduled to begin Saturday, Jan. 29th, at Ultimate Billiards (www.ultimate-billiards.com) in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Visit www.flamingobilliardstour.com for details.

Blacker Takes No Bull

Blacker Takes no Bull at Senior State Championships.

(Photo: John Ditoro, Gary Gilsinan (owner), Walter Blacker)

23 players showed up for the $500 Added FL Senior 8 Ball Championships at Ultimate Billiards in Ft Pierce. This event was co sponsored by The UPL universal pool League formed by Corey Deuel.

The event would prove to be a big hit with some notable names like John Ditoro, John Foster, Ed Kiess, Dave Ross and Floyd reasons to mention a few that showed up. John (The Bull) Ditoro would prove why he was considered a favorite by making his way to the hotseat match with wins over Todd Anderson, Tony Ferreira 5-1, Danny Consillio 5-4 and then a hard fought win over John Foster 5-4 to put him in the winners side final where he would meet Walter Blacker. Blacker made his way to the finals with strong wins over Glen Miller 5-3, Nick Lappitalo 5-2, Jerry Sotelo 5-2 and then Floyd Reason 5-2 to make it to the finals to face Ditoro. The hotseat match would see Ditoro come out strong and Dominate to take blacker down 5-2, Blacker would now have to wait for his opponent to come from the one loss side.

The one loss side would see several players on collision courses, Fred Kenney and Dirty Bob both lost there first round matches and would both go onto have 5 wins each before meeting each other with Kenney coming out with a 4-3 win Kenney would then go onto lose to Floyd Reasons 4-0. Zeno Rawley was another player navigating his way through the one loss side after 4 straight wins he would run into John Foster who took him down 4-1. Foster would then go onto beat Floyd reason to set up a semi final match with Blacker.

The semi Final would see a rejuvenated Blacker as he took control of the match taking foster down 4-1 to set up revenge meeting with Ditoro.

The final would be a race to 5 with a possible one Rack Shoot out if the player who captures the hotseat was to lose the first race. This will be the format for the Poison tour for the new 2010-2011 season in all events.

The final would have everything, Great run outs, Safeties, Kicking and banter which you tend to get a little more of playing 8 Ball. Ditoro was looking like making short work of Blacker when leading 4-2 the mistakes started to creep in and slowly but surely Blacker pegged his way back to 4-4 and would take the 9th game to set up a one Rack Shoot out. Blacker would eventual take the one rack shootout after a long hard fought Safety battle and a failed Kick from Ditoro on the 8 Ball Blacker held his nerve to take the title of Florida State Senior Champion along with $450 plus the Trophy.

The senior event proved to be a great hit for players and fans watching, The Poison tour will be looking to put on further senior events with a $250 Added one already penciled in for October 17 at Strokers in Palm Harbor Fl.  We would like to thank Ultimate Billiards and there staff for another great event and our sponsors for this event Poison Cues and Universal Pool league.

Payouts

1st Walter Blacker $450

2nd John Ditoro $300

3rd John Foster $200

4th Floyd Reasons $100

5th-6th Fred Kenney, Zeno Rawley $60