Dennis and Scarborough take down big KF Fields.
Corner Pockets in Orlando, Fl, was the venue to host the $2000 Added event. This was the largest field of the season with 111 players showing up over the two days.
Saturday would see 67 players show up for the $1000 added Amateur. Dan Dennis would prove why he is classed as a high rated amateur player by making his way to the hotseat with wins over Wesley White, Dan Lettau, Brian Valentine, George Saunders, Joe Scarborough and then a 7-5 win over custom cue maker Eddie Wheat to capture the hotseat. The one loss side would see Todd Anderson looking very dangerous after a 2nd round loss to Joe Scarborough Anderson would go onto record wins over Strong Ladies players Cassidy Mulligan, Ben Diaz, Mel Rowe, James Adams, George Saunders Lincoln Seifert before taking a his 2nd loss to Ernie Medina for a 5th place finish. Medina would then go onto beat Scarborough before taking his 2nd loss to Eddie Wheat who would go to the final to try and avenge his earlier loss to Dennis.
The final would be a single race to 8, Wheat would come out firing to take a 4-0 lead and a 5-1 lead, Wheat was looking like taking his first title but Dennis had other Ideas as he would mount a very strong come back and win the next 4 racks to tie the match at 5-5, Wheat would extend his lead to 7-5 but that would be as close to winning as he would get as Dennis would take the next 3 racks to claim his first KF title and the first place prize of $650.
1st Dan Dennis, $650
2nd Eddie Wheat, $500
3rd Ernie Medina, $390
4th Joe Scarborough, $250
5th-6th Todd Anderson, Brian McBride, $150
7th-8th Lincoln Seifert, Shawn Miller, $90
9th-12th Sean Leason, George Saunders, Jeff Mabry, Prescott Buckwold, $65
13th-16 James Adams, Tony Vicari, David Boyd, Brian Valentine, $50
Top Lady, Cassidy Mulligan $50, Top Junior Bryce Lepak Stroke it Hat
Sunday $1000 Added open event would draw 44 players with the Amateur taking advantage of the reduced entry fees. Some notable names in attendance were Tommy Kennedy, Mike Davis, Han Berber, Mark Coats, Louis Viera and Josh Degler to mention a few, but with all these players it was Amateur player Joe Scarborough who would prove to be to tough on the Day. Scarborough would make his way to the hotseat with wins over David Singleton 7-3, Mark Coats 7-6, Dan Dennis 7-0, Josh Degler 7-2 and then a strong 7-0 win over Glen Olson to take the Hotseat.
Tour director Tony Crosby was making a charge on the one loss side after taking a 3rd round loss to Josh Degler 7-6 he would go on to record win over Mike Davis 6-1 Rick Gatta 6-5, Louis Viera 6-3, Mark Coats 6-2 a revenge win over Degler 6-3 before taking a close 6-5 loss to Tommy Kennedy. Kennedy would go onto beat Glen Olson 6-2 to put himself in the final against Joe Scarborough.
The final was a classic with both players trading racks all the way to the 6-6 Kennedy would Kennedy would get to the hill first to lead 8-6 before Scarborough pulled it back to level at 8-8. The final rack would see Kennedy look like taking the title with just the 8 an 9 left Kennedy would make the 8 and leave himself short on the 9 ball he attempted the bank only to miss by a hair and leave the 9 hanging for a relieved Scarborough who would take his first KF title.
The KF Cue Tour would like to thank Corner pockets Pool room and its staff for making this season largest event a great one. We would also like to thank the 111 players that showed up over the two days and our sponsor which with out them these great weekends would not take place.
Our next event will be at Strokers Pool Room in Palm Harbor, Fl on the 13th/14th February for more info on our events and sponsors go to www.kfcuetour.com.
1st Joe Scarborough, $650
2nd Tommy Kennedy, $450
3rd Glen Olson, $300
4th Tony Crosby, $200
5th-6th Josh Degler, Butch Croft, $130
7th-8th Mark Coats, Carlos Torres, $80
Top Lady, Michell Monk $25