Wednesday, 15 July 2015

J.R Cook Wins His First Summer Series Event

By: Markus Noé

Saturday July 11th Rack-M-Up Billiards in Cornwall, Ontario hosted its fifth tournament out of eight scheduled for their "Summer Series." These are handicapped tournaments in which players are given a number and they must race to this number. The handicaps range from 4-7, with the format being alternate break.

It was one of the most competitive tournaments of the season as it was a full field of 16 players. Most of the top eligible players were there, as five 7 ranked players participated. In the first round I had a shot at revenge as I played Kirk Pawnis (7) who defeated me in the final during the second tournament of the season. I was able to win this match 6-4 before meeting up with another (7) Jacques Sauvé who got the best of me 7-6. From there I went on to play another (7) Jeff Flemming who I beat 6-2 and then followed that up with a 6-2 loss to Clayton Disotell.

The story of the day was how two of the lowest handicapped players in the field, J.R Cook (4) and Kevin Tebow (6) both went undefeated into the winners side final. In this match Cook secured another 4-0 win to book his seat into the final. This was his second 4-0 performance of the day as earlier he was able to accomplish this feat against multiple winner of these events and always dangerous Justin "Killer" Miller 4-0.

Tebo was able to rebound from his loss in the winners side final to knock Clayton Disotell out in 3rd place. However he still had no answer for Cook who once again cruised to victory this time winning 4-1. Congratulations to J.R Cook for earning his first tournament victory of his competitive career.

Payouts: J.R Cook $160
               Kevin Tebo $100
               Clayton Disotell $60
               Kirk Pawnis $40

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