|Winner Eric Mallet|
By: Markus Noé
Saturday January 28th Rack-M-Up Billiards in Cornwall, Ontario hosted their first 6 and under $30 entry tournament. For those not familiar with the number handicap this is the beginner group with 4 being the lowest rank. Each player receives a ranking 4, 5 or 6 and with players racing to their ranking. So a 4 would need to win four games in each round to continue. If a 6 plays a 4, the lower rank player can win the round 4-5
The idea behind this is to give beginners and players who do not get to practice as much a chance to win a tournament without the "top dogs" being involved. Favourites going into this tournament were Kevin Tebo and Eric Mallet both ranked 6. 15 players came to participate with the tournament favourites being Joe Herne, Eric Mallet and Kevin Tebo all ranked as a 6.
Thank you to Doug Disotell and Amanada Collins for hosting this tournament. For more information about these tournaments contact Doug by phone 1-613-933-9362.
The dates have not yet been finalized but our local top player from Rack-M-Up Billiards professional Jared Amyot will be playing Oscar Dominguez in a challenge match the first week of March.
Dominguez is a top 5 American player and currently ranked 126th in the world. He will be travelling through Quebec to play all the best players, some matches will be for as much as $5,000. It is in talks for him to come to Cornwall to challenge our best player a race to 21 for an undetermined amount. It will be streamed and everyone who lives close by is welcome to come and watch top level 9 ball pool in person. The details will be finalized soon please refer to the Rack-M-Up Facebook page for confirmation.
Eric Mallet $165
Kevin Tebo $110
Matt Cook $70
Chase Sunday $30