Rose and Ritter split top prizes on B & L 520 and below (Fargo Rate) 10-Ball event


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Say what you will about the Fargo Rate system – its value, imperfections, raw data, potential ‘gaming the system’ issues and any number of other expressed concerns and downright opposition to the system – it has a way of attracting large numbers of people to events in which they are assured (more or less) of meeting up with competitors who are within a defined-range of skill levels at the game(s). Case in point: B & L Billiards Tournament’s 520 and below Fargo Rate 10-Ball event, which drew 62 entrants to Center Pocket in Bowie, MD this past weekend (Feb. 25-26). It’s not at the entrant-level of major Pro tournaments or massive Amateur events like those that happen at the upcoming Super Billiards Expo next month, but 62 is something of an enviable figure for a number of regional tours, which can occasionally struggle for attendance, the state of Texas notwithstanding.

Officially won by the undefeated Brian Rose, the top two prizes were split by Rose and Robert Ritter, who won five on the loss side to meet him in the finals, which didn’t happen. Rose and Ritter enter our AZBilliards database for the first time, which doesn’t mean they’ve never cashed or won an event before, it just means that if they have, it wasn’t reported to us.

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