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Any word on the standings for the tournament?
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An update, but I don't know the final standings.
On the loser's side Jeff Carter walloped me 100-41 with an unfinished run of about 47. Jeff was playing Jason Gongol when I left - about halfway through it was pretty even.
On the winner's side Bobby Hunter beat Mark Jarvis - I don't know the score but I think it was pretty one-sided.
The winner of the Carter-Gongol match would then play Mark Jarvis for winner of the loser's bracket, and the winner of that match would then play Bobby Hunter (the winner of the winner's bracket) to decide the overall winner.
When I played Bobby Hunter earlier in the day he was playing real strong. I think I missed two called shots, and that was enough for Bobby to get to 100. He ran 57 against me in that match.
I left at about 12:45 am and there were still two and a half more matches to play. Given the lateness of the hour, it wouldn't surprise me if it continued to today.
Anyone know how it all turned out?
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1st: Mark Jarvis
2nd: Bobby Hunter
3rd: Jeff Carter
4th: Jason Gongol
I was told that Bobby Hunter ran about 81 in the final (game to 125), but still lost to Jarvis. The tournament ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning, i.e., all in one long day. The top four paid, but I forget how much each received.
Lou: I edited my post number 4 in this thread with the results yesterday.
Here is an email I sent to billiardscoop.com who published something abt the tourney and wanted final results:
The tournament ended in the wee hours of Sunday Morning. Beautiful Chicago weather kept the field down to 13 players but there was some pretty good straight pool being played at Red Shoes this weekend. The high run of the tournament was an 80 in the finals match by Bobby Hunter. It was not enough, though, as Mark Jarvis battled back and took first place. Mark had to come through Bob Cozzolino, Ed Latimer, Jeff Carter and then Jeff again after Bobby knocked him to the losers side. Jeff Carter finished third and Jason Gongol of the Illinois Billiard Club took fourth place. In addition to Bobby’s run of 80, Jarvis had 3 60 ball runs and there were many runs in the 50s, 40s and 30s.
A local who finished strong was Jeff Mohl, fresh from his appearance at the World Straight Pool Championship in New Jersey where he bested Grady Mathews. He jumped out to a 27-0 lead against Jason Gongol and was ahead 57-24 but ran out of gas. Jason was able to mow down other local straight pool players including Bob Treff from Wisconsin, Bob Cozzolino, who competed in last year’s World Straight Pool Championship after winning a qualifier at Drexeline, and perennial favorite Fast Eddie Latimer, who is always a threat in these events.
Rich Klein, who plays in both Chicago straight pool leagues had a fine outing and was hanging with Jeff Carter 41-53 when Jeff lowered the boom and ran 57 and out on him. Earlier, he was treated to a similar run at the hands of Bobby Hunter.
There were quite a few spectators. Notables include Frank "Sailor" Stellman, cue-maker and straight pool teacher from Racine, Wisconsin who sweated some of the matches with George Fels and Freddy the Beard.