A small group
of straight pool players met at Guys & Dolls in Belleville,
NJ to contest the final quarterly straight pool pro-am tournament
for 2009. Dennis Quinn, playing at skill level 5, won this
event by defeating Mark Moore, a skill level 4 player, in
an extended final match by the score of 95 to 115. Mark needed
120 points to win.
High Run of the tournament was performed by Eddie Culhane
with a run of 27 balls, made during his first round match
against Ted Williams. Other notable high runs for the day
included 25 balls and 21 balls by Mark Moore, 21 balls by
Blain Howard, and 20 balls by both Dennis Quinn and Scott
Also, a $400 dollar McDermott pool cue was won by Bill Meima
in the events final raffle drawing of the year.
The Schedule for 2010 has not yet been established and will
be predicated on finding a suitable billiard room to hold
the quarterly events. If any player knows of a room in northern
New Jersey that has at minimum of 8 well maintained Brunswick
Gold Crown tables, of consistent play, with 860 Simonis cloth
(or equal) that will not be more then 1 year old at time of
tournament , tables that are marked out for straight pool
matches, and tables that are liberally spaced from each other,
please let me know.
Number of Entrants : 8
First Place - $300.00 – Marc Vidal
Second Place - $175.00 – Bill Horne
by: Scott Abramowitz – SDA Promotions
to view tournament chart.