On Sunday, March 20, Shooters Snooker Club in Toronto hosted their fourth consecutive Sunday SL 3-5 Tournament. It was the second consecutive 3-5 8-Ball event, as this event seems to be gaining popularity in the pool scene. The unpredictability associated with the field of mid-level amateurs continued to add excitement to these tournaments, and this past Sunday was no exception.
The field was capped at 38 players, identical to the previous weekend’s cap, in order to ensure that the tournament finished in one day. The prize pool was $1,420 and the Calcutta was $1,120.
After several rounds of play, the reigning champion Froland Magsanoc was sent to the B-Side, as four of the strongest SL 5’s remained on the A-Side:
Hossein Arbani vs Kevin Lazaro
Oscar Zapata vs Art Bertoni
Meanwhile on the B-Side, Chris Alimurung and Chris Li awaited their opponents from the A-Side quarterfinals.
Kevin L and Art B won their respective matches 5-2, sending Hossein A to face Chris A and Oscar Z to face Chris L on the B-Side. Chris A defeated Hossein A in a 5-4 match, while Oscar Z cruised past Chris L 5-2. Chris A continued his great performance by beating Oscar 5-2 and securing a spot in th B-Side Finals.
The A-Side semifinals between Art B and Kevin L ended 5-2 in favour of Kevin. Kevin would then wait in the hot-seat, sending Art to the B-Side finals. Art would not lose twice in a row, as he went on to beat Chris A 5-1. The rematch between Kevin and Art was set for the finals of this 3-5 8-Ball event. Kevin to be too much for Art to handle once again, as he defeated Art for the second time in this event. Congratulations to Kevin Lazaro on an outstanding undefeated performance, and Art Bertoni for a hard-fought second place finish.
Shooters would like to thank everyone who came out to play and support this unique 8-Ball tournament. Shooters will be hosting a new ‘2-4’ 8-Ball tournament this coming Sunday, March 27. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Shooters would also like to remind everyone of its upcoming events:
March 26/27: Shooters’ 10-Ball Extravaganza
March 27: ‘2-4’ 8-Ball Tournament
Please check the Shooters Snookerclub Facebook page and www.thepoolscene.com for dates and details for all upcoming tournaments.
Event: Shooters “35” 8-Ball Event
Date: March 20, 2016
Field: 38 players (One-Day Event)
Total Prize: $1,420
- Kevin Lazaro $520
- Art Bertoni $320
- Chris Alimurung $200
- Oscar Zapata $120
- Hossein Arbani $80
- Chris Li $80
- James Zhang $50
- Robbie Harris $50
** Calcutta not included **