During the March 5th weekend, with many pool events going on throughout the GTA, Shooters welcomed 77 players competing in two exciting tournaments. This past weekend Shooters hosted its Amateur 6-Reds Snooker Tournament and its special ‘3-6’ 9-Ball Tournament for a combined prize pool of just under $7,000 for both tournaments.
Shooters’ Amateur 6-Reds Snooker Tournament invited amateur players to compete in this $100 entry, double elimination, best-of-5 tournament format. 21 players registered to compete on the newly clothed snooker tables for their share of a $2,100 prize pool and $500 Calcutta. All the entry fees went right into the prize pool, with no Green Fees imposed by Shooters Snooker Club. There was a bit of buzz about who the Shooters’ Amateur Snooker Champion would be.
As one would imagine in this best-of-5 format, many matches were decided by the 5th and final game. After a few rounds, Rob Hall and Ray Jansen were the only undefeated players remaining on the A-Side. On the B-Side, Adam Monture and Al Logan had a different path to getting far in the tournament. After both Adam and Al lost their first matches, they won the next four consecutive matches, to end up in the B-Side semi-finals.
Rob H was victorious over Ray J in the hot-seat match, winning 3-0 and sending Ray to the B-Side finals. Meanwhile on the B-Side, someone’s four match win-streak would come to an end. Al defeated Adam in a nail-biting 3-2 match, eliminating him in 4th place. Al’s next task was to beat Ray J, who had just been knocked to the B-Side by Rob H. Unfortunately for Al, his win-streak would end at five matches as Ray defeated him 3-2.
The finals would be a rematch of the hot-seat match between Rob Hall and Ray Jensen. In this true double elimination format, Ray would have to beat Rob twice to claim the Amateur 6-Reds Snooker title. Ray won the first match in the final game, winning 3-2 and was one step away from taking down the tournament. In the final match of the tournament, Rob and Ray exchanged games until it was 2-2. The final game would decide the entire tournament. Rob Hall went on to deny Ray Jansen the revenge he was seeking, winning the final game, and the tournament.
Congratulations Rob Hall, Shooters’ Amateur 6-Reds Snooker Champion. Shooters would like to thank the players and spectators for their continued support, and Shooters looks forwards to many more exciting events in the near future.
Shooters would like to remind everyone of its upcoming tournaments:
March 12: Shooters’ 404 9-Ball Tour, Event #7
March 13: ‘3-5’ 8-Ball Tournament, Race to Handicap + 1
Please check the Shooters Snookerclub Facebook page and www.thepoolscene.com for dates and details for all upcoming tournaments. Please register early (especially for one-day events) to ensure a spot in upcoming tournaments. To register, please contact Peter Chin at (416)750-7787.
Event: Shooters 6-Reds Amateur Snooker Tournament
Date: March 5, 2016
Prize Pool: $2,100 (No Green Fees)
1st – Rob Hall – $800
2nd – Ray Jansen – $500
3rd – Al Logan – $300
4th – Adam Monture – $200
5th – Will Hamilton – $100
6th – Jay Fox – $100
7th – Barry Watson – $50
8th – Sheraz Hussain – $50
**Calcutta Not Included**