On Cue Billiards – 15th July 2014
Season 1 – Week 4
Ryan Kasperowitsch and Rob Newsome split the cash and the points this Tuesday as Week 4 at On Cue Billiards saw no final matchup between the A and B-side winners. Kasperowitsch was on fine form, never looked like missing and disposed of his A-side opponents without any true difficulty, dropping just one game on his way to winning the A-side.
Newcomer, Tuyen Le showed some silky skills and a great tactical mind but had to work hard against some tough opponents after Kasperowitsch knocked him over to the B-side. The battle of the night was most definitely between Le and last week’s runner-up, Roland Leblanc. Le took the first two match-ups without dropping a game, however in their final meeting the race was tied at one-a-piece with Le looking to finish up the remaining balls. An untimely miscue halted proceedings but Leblanc could not take the opportunity and Le survived the scare and advanced. Some silver lining to the cloud for Leblanc saw him jump up to the 3rd in the league table this week.
Le met Newsome in the B-side final, both players having lost to Kasperowitsch over on the A-side. The first game was a coin-flip and could have gone either way. Newsome rolled in a tricky last ball down the long rail to setup an easy 8 and take it. The second looked to be Le’s from the off, a wonderful break saw 5 balls disappear from the baize. A runout seemed imminent but did not occur. The game saw some cagey play from both but Newsome managed to put a decent run together to get the win.
A prior engagement for Kasperowitsch saw the night come to an end at this point. A repeat of the Week 1 final, this should have been another classic between the top two players. There will certainly be plenty more opportunities for the two to meet and without doubt, Kasperowitsch’s maiden victory cannot be far away. A player with great shot variety, amazing skill and true class, it’s only a matter of time. With the points and cash split, Newsome and Kasperowitsch cement their top two spots in the league and look uncatchable at the moment, however anything can happen in the coming weeks as we reach the midpoint of the season.
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