FL State Championships

Poison Tour Announces Amateur, Open and Senior FL State Championships.

The Florida State Amateur, Open and Senior State Championships will be held over two Separate weekends in August at Ultimate Billiards in Ft Pierce, Florida.

The Amateur Division will kick off on the 7th of August with a $1500 Added 9 ball event bringing back 12 players on Sunday, for all the players knocked out of the main event there will be a $500 Added 2nd chance event. For players showing up early there will be mini 9 ball events Friday evening starting at 8pm.

The 21st of August will see the start of the $2000 Added open event with the winner guaranteed a minimum of $1000 plus a paid entry into the Seminoles Tribes $50,000 Added Mizerak event.

The $500 Added Senior 8 ball championships will be played on Sunday 22nd of August running alongside the finalists of the Open event. This event is co sponsored by Corey Deuel’s UPL League.  There will also be a $200 Added Ladies 9-ball event on the 22nd if 8 or more ladies show up. For players showing up early on the 20th there will be Mini events being held throughout the evening.

The State Championships are open to all players’ not just Florida residents. This is also a great opportunity for everyone to visit one of the premier pool rooms not just in Florida but the Country, The room has a wide variety of tables to suite all players with 11 Diamond Professionals, 9 Brunswick Gold Crown IV’s, Gabriels Heated Billiard table, 4 Diamond Smart Tables, 2 Valley Bar Tables, and a 12′ Russian Pyramid Table, Visit  HYPERLINK “http://ultimate-billiards.com/” http://ultimate-billiards.com/ to see this great room.

The event will also showcase the Poison Cue line giving players the opportunity to try out the demo models on Display. Delta 13 is the official rack on the Poison Pool Tour and will also be used in all the events. Visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.poisonpooltour.com” www.poisonpooltour.com to see all our great sponsors and for more info on the tour.

Our first event of the new season will be at Hammerheads Billiards Lounge, in Holiday Florida on September 11th-12th.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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 “http://www.kfcuetour.com” www.kfcuetour.com 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.