On Saturday, February 2nd at Shooters Billiards in North York, 77 players showed up to compete in the fourth Ontario event for the Ontario/Quebec Challenge Tour. It was “The Big Unit” John Kenyon who stormed through the A-Side with his cool, composed style of play. Kenyon defeated Al Porter in the A-side final. Al then won his match over John Timmermans to get another chance a Kenyon in the Final.
Al Porter started out strong in the final with his powerful break. Thanks to a few quick combos on the 9 and a 9 off the break, Al found himself ahead 6-2. John Kenyon was not going down without putting up a fight. With some smart safeties and fine position, John got within one game at 11-10. Kenyon missed a tough cut shot on the 7-ball in the next game that would have tied the match. Porter now only needed one game to take the 1st place prize. Al’s big break left the 9 near the corner pocket in the next game. He eventually played a 5-9 carom to secure his 13-10 win. Nice match guys. See you at the next event.
1st – $900 – Al Porter
2nd – $600 – John Kenyon
3rd – $400 – John Timmermans
4th – $300 – Paul Clutterbuck
5/6 – $240 – Jason Holdaway, Dave Dmytrow
7/8 – $200 – Yan Lalande, Jay Goyer
9/12 – $150 – James Peake, Rocco Cirino, Al Logan, Yvon Desjardins
13/16 – $100 – John Nguyen, Pat McCarthy, Jason Williams, Richard Murray
17/24 – $50 – Derek Baker, Dominic Gatto, Anita Kuczma, Nick Cordasivic, Richard Jarych, Steve Butler, Wayne Shuster, Dave Thompson.