On the weekend of February 8-9th, Rod Arsenault claimed the top prize on the 404 9-Ball Tour at BigWigs Billiards in Newmarket, Ontario. 50 players were in attendance, here is how it all went down…
All eyes were on Norberto DeCarlos as he had a fabulous tournament defeating Jim Hislop (6-0), Shawn Higgins (6-0), Chris Bateman (6-2), Dan Miosi (6-5), and then Sumon Sarkar (6-3) to meet Mario Morra in the “hotseat” match. Mario, who has won this event multiple times, had wins over Brad Guthrie (11-1), Karl Kasprzak (11-0), the always dangerous Chris Orme (9-5), and Jeremy Isard (11-4). In the hotseat match, Norberto DeCarlos prevailed over Mario Morra with a (6-8) win to have a seat in the finals.
With all the attention on the a-side, Rod Arsenault was busy tearing up the b-side. In the b-side finals, Rod made quick work of Mario Morra with a 7-1 score. Rod’s momentum carried through into the finals against Norberto. On this handicapped tour, Rod needed 7 games and Norberto needed 6. Rod came out on top winning the final match (7-3). Thanks to the staff at BigWigs Billiards and tournament director Blain Jorgensen for running another great tournament. Congratulations to all the players who placed in the money!
|1st||ROD ARSENAULT 7||$750||$860|
|2nd||NORBERTO DeCARLOS 6||$470||$500|
|3rd||MARIO MORRA 11||$340||$300|
|4th||GREG JOHNSON 7||$230||$200|
|5-6th||SUMON SARKAR 6||$150||$100|
|5-6th||JEREMY ISARD 7||$150||$100|
|7-8th||JAMES WICKETTS 8||$110|
|7-8th||KEN BOTHAM 7||$110|
|9-12th||CHRIS ORME 11||$75|
|9-12th||RANDY FAWCETT 7||$75|
|9-12th||WAYNE TATE 8||$75|
|9-12th||DAN MIOSI 6||$75|