On Saturday February 21 the 3rd annual Heart & Stroke Foundation tournament was held at Rack-Em-Billards in Cornwall, Ontario. This was a handicap event with no Pro or Semi-Pro's allowed, the entry was $60 with $45 returning to the prize pool for the players. This tournament was originally scheduled based on a full field of 32 to go two days. However due to some bad weather only 24 players were able to play allowing for this tournament to be done in one day.
Tournament favorite Jody Roy cruised through the winners side bracket going undefeated to the final, which included a win over myself in the first round. The only player to threaten Roy was Mehdi Harraq a notable AA player from Montreal, who lost a double hill match with Roy breaking the 9 ball in off the break.
On the other side of the bracket Justin "Killer" Miller who suffered a first round loss fought his way back to meet Roy in the final. Despite some inspired play by Miller which saw him avenge his early loss against Mike Severson, Roy was too much for him in the final besting him 9-4.
In the end $553.00 was raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A big thank you goes out to Doug Disotell and Amanda Collins for donating the use of their pool hall for this event.
1. Jody Roy $375+ $490 Calcutta
2. Justin Miller $250 + $385 Calcutta
3. Eric Mallet $180 + $240 Calcutta