On January 30/31, 2016, Shooters Snooker Club in Toronto held its 6th Amateur 9-ball event. With the final Amateur event just over two months away, the anticipation for this event for players SL4 to SL9 had been building. With 49 players competing for a prize pool of $2,000 and a Calcutta of $1,440, the tournament was expected to be an unpredictable 2-day grind.
After a long day 1 filled with great matches and some tournament favourites being eliminated, the field was shaved down to four undefeated players on the A-Side and four players on the B-Side with one loss thus far. There was a representative for each skill level from 5-9 going into day 2.
The first matches of Day 2 began at 1:00 pm and Adam M and John T sent Rob J and Jehlar F to the B-Side by winning their matches 9-4. Jehlar and Rob would then face off against Naomi W and Marius N respectively. Jehlar did not let the B-Side slow him down as he defeated Marius, while Naomi continued to succeed on the B-Side. Naomi shot very well, defeating Jehlar 7-1 and she would await the loser of the hot-seat match.
Meanwhile on the A-Side, the two SL 9’s would face off against each other. Adam M’s shooting was spectacular, earning him the 9-3 victory over John T for the hot seat. Naomi and John then faced off in an even battle that saw Naomi earn her spot back at the A-Side to face Adam for the Amateur title.
After Naomi W lost her second match of the tournament, she went on to win 9 straight matches to earn a second chance to win the tournament against Adam M. Adam would eventually spoil the party for Naomi and claim the Amateur 9-Ball event #6 title in style, going undefeated in his 6 matches throughout the weekend.
Shooters would like to thank all players that attended this event hope to see you all at the next event!
Also, due to a conflict between events and the Super Bowl, Shooters’ Amateur 6 red Snooker Tournament will be rescheduled to March 5, 2016.
Shooters would like to remind everyone of its upcoming tournaments:
Feb 6: 7 and Under 9-Ball Tournament, Straight Race to 7
Feb 13/14: Shooters 404 9-Ball Tour Event #6
Feb 20/21: 9-Ball Amateur Elites Tournament, Straight Race to 8, SL 9 and under
Date: January 30/31, 2016
Prize Pool: $2,000 after 15% hold back for Final
Spots Paid: 8
1. Adam Monture. $720
2. Naomi Williams $430
3. John Timmermans $ 280
4. Jehlar Fernandez $190
5. Rob Johnson. $120
6. Marius Nakas. $120
7. Ryan Murray. $70
8. Karl Kasprzak. $70
*** Calcutta not included ***