18 of Maine’s finest players came out for the annual Maine State 14.1 Championship hosted at TJ’s Classic Billiards.
Some of the favorites to win this event were TJ LaFlamme, Cody Francis, & Dave “the Eagle” Hall. As usual, the pool gods made the random draw in this double elimination event ironic.
Room owner Steve Reynolds drew heavy favorite TJ LaFlamme in the first round and watched TJ run 99 balls in the race to 100. Also, John “Chief” Francis drew his son Cody Francis in the first round and watched his son run balls, eventually winning the match 100 – 71.
The Chief battled all the way through the losers bracket to play his son again for the 3rd and 4th place. Cody was riding high as he had just beat TJ for the first time ever and again beat his dad 100 – 70.
Portland room owner, Kerry Herbert, also upset TJ and then Dave Hall to win the hot seat. After that, Dave Hall “The Eagle” flew through Cody and Kerry to win $650 and the Maine State Trophy.