The Super Billiards Expo was held April 4-7th, 2013 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ. Live streaming of the event was provided by InsidePoolTV. The event was sponsored by Simonis Cloth, Diamond Billiards, OB Cues and Kamui Tips.
The format for the ladies event was Single Elimination, 9-Ball, Race to 11 and Rotate Break. 19 ladies paid the $300 entry fee with a guaranteed first place prize of $5,000. This is how they finished:
The men’s event was 10-ball and limited to 64 players. The $500 entry fee ensured a hefty payout. The single elimination event was race to 8, best 2 out of 3 sets. Our local star John Morra got off to a quick start catching a bye in the first round. The bye put him into the cash as the event paid out half the field (32 spots). John wouldn’t be so lucky in his next match as he faced 2003 World 9-Ball Champion “The Hitman” Thorsten Hohmann. Hohmann won the deciding set over Morra and his momentum continued through to the finals with wins over Dennis Hatch, Jayson Shaw and Alex Pagulayan.
On the other half of this single elimination bracket, Shane Van Boening was looking to defend his title. He won this event last year beating Stevie Moore in the finals. Van Boening had wins over Donnie Mills, Robb Saez, Ralf Souquet, Darren Appleton and Warren Kiamco.
The final was the same format, race to 8, best 2 of 3 sets. Shane won the first set 8-6 and Thorsten took the second set 8-7. In the last set, Shane simple outplayed Thorsten successfully defending his title. Shane Van Boening is not only one of the most talented players in the game today, he is also one of the most dedicated players in the game. Always practicing, always improving. Congratulations Shane, you earned it.
|1st||Shane Van Boening||$10,000|