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Comeback Chris Takes Down Shooters 2-4 8-Ball Tourney

On April 17, Shooters Snooker Club in Toronto hosted another low handicap one-day event. This time around, it was an 8-Ball tournament inviting players SL 2-4 to compete in this double elimination format. With 36 players registered, the total number of amateur players competing during the weekend, including the Amateur Finale, was 92 players! While the final 12 Amateur Finale players competed for over $8,000, the SL 2-4s were competing for more than $2,200 in prize pool and Calcutta money. Players raced to their handicap throughout the day to determine the champ.
After several rounds of play, there were 4 players remaining on the A-Side:
Orlando Ashby vs Svetlana Kozak
Tomas Martinez vs Blake Tyas
Orlando cruised by Lana 5-0 and Tomas did the same to Blake, winning 4-1. Over on the B-Side, Terry Upshall and Chris Li were waiting. Both Chris and Terry lost their first matches and fought hard on the B-side to win the next 6 consecutive matches. Chris defeated Lana 4-2 for his 7th consecutive B-Side win, while Blake ended Terry’s running, beating him 4-2. Chris continued rolling, beating Blake 4-1 and waited for the loser of the hot-seat match.
Over on the A-Side, the hot-seat match was taking place between Orlando and Tomas. In this tight match, Tomas came out on top winning the double-hill game 4-4. On the B-Side, Chris Li won his 9th consecutive B-Side match, ousting Orlando once more 4-4. Orlando played well throughout the day to earn his 3rd place finish.
In this true-double format, Chris Li would have to beat the undefeated Tomas Martinez twice to win. Chris showed his dominance in the first set, winning 4-1 and forcing a final and decisive set. The final set would be no different for Chris, as he won his 11th consecutive match 4-1 and took down the tournament. What a fantastic run by Chris, winning 11 in a row from the B-Side to win the whole thing. Congratulations Chris Li for winning Shooters’ “24” 8-Ball Tournament, and a good fight by Tomas Martinez, going undefeated until the finals and finishing in second.
Thanks to all the staff, organizers, players, and supporters who made this tournament possible and for supporting the low-level amateurs..
Please check the Shooters Snookerclub Facebook page and for dates and details for all upcoming tournaments.
Event: Shooters “24” 8-Ball Event
Date: April 17, 2016
Field: 36 players (One-Day Event)
Prize payout: $1,380
Calcutta: $860
1. Chris Li $480
2. Tomas Martinez $310
3. Orlando Ashby $200
4. Blake Tyas $130
5. Terry Upshall $80
6. Svetlana Kozak $80
7. Robbie Harris $50
8. Khalid Rashed $50
*** Calcutta Not Included ***

Shooters Snooker and Sports Club

Shooters Snooker and Sports Club 1448 Lawrence Ave E Toronto, Ontario

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