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Timmermans Triumphant in Shooters’ Amateur Finale

On April 16 and 17th, Shooters Snooker Club in Toronto held its 9-Ball Amateur Tour Finale. After 8 successful Amateur events, the Finale was highly anticipated by the players because it included an added bonus of 15% held back from each of the 8 events and additional added money on top! 56 qualified players came out to compete for massive prize payout larger than $8,000 including Calcutta. The top 12 would be paid out, making competition that much more intense.
After an intense day of 9-Ball action, 44 players were sent home, with the remaining 12 players guaranteed to be in the money. The 12 players that returned the following day were:
John Timmermans vs Jehlar Fernandez
Oscar Zapata vs Nathan Clarke
Rob Hall vs Nick Blancher
Kevin Lazaro vs Eric Vanderlugt
Isaac Ramos vs Ian Argue
Stefane Godinho vs Chad Bishop
Oscar defeated Nathan 5-3 and John edged Jehlar in a close hill-hill battle 9-5, and the hot-seat match was set up between John and Oscar. Over on the B-Side, action began with Rob and Isaac cruising past their opponents 9-1 and 8-1 respectively. Next up, Rob would face Jehlar and Isaac would face Nathan to welcome them to the B-Side. Rob and Isaac continued their run, allowing their next opponents to only win 1 game.
Back over on the A-Side, John had no trouble getting by Oscar, winning the hot-seat match 9-1. Oscar would then face the winner between Rob and Isaac. After losing his first match, Isaac came all the way to the B-Side semifinals to face Rob. Unfortunately for Isaac, Rob would end his run by defeating him 9-5. Rob’s next task was Oscar, who was shooting terrific throughout the weekend. Oscar pulled off a great performance, beating Rob 5-4 and earning a second chance to win the tournament on the A-side against John.
John Timmermans continued his tournament domination, defeating Oscar Zapata once more, 9-3. John took home $2,700 and claimed Shooters’ 9-Ball Amateur Finale Title. Congratulations for a great showing in both days John. Oscar’s great performance should also be recognized, as he came in second.
Shooters’ 404 9-Ball Finale will be taking place April 30/May 1, with lots of added money as well as the 15% held back from the 8 Tour Events. This will be a tournament you do not want to miss! Contact Peter Chin to register if you are qualified to do so.
Shooters would like to remind everyone of the next 2 tournaments:
April 23: 7 and Under Straight Race to 7 9-Ball Tournament
April 24: “2-3 and 4-5” Group Shootout 9-Ball Tournament
Please check the Shooters Snookerclub Facebook page and for dates and details for all upcoming tournaments. To register, please contact Peter Chin at (416)750-7787.
Event: Shooter’s 9-Ball Amateur Tour FINALE
Date: April 16/17, 2015
Field : 56 players
Prize Pool : $5720
Calcutta : $2320
1. John Timmermans $1800
2. Oscar Zapata $1200
3. Rob Hall $780
4. Isaac Ramos $500
5. Nathan Clarke $320
6. Jehlar Fernandez $320
7. Chad Bishop $200
8. Kevin Lazaro $200
9-12. Ian Argue, Nick Blancher, Stefane Godinho, Eric Vandervlugt $100
** Calcutta not included **

Shooters Snooker and Sports Club

Shooters Snooker and Sports Club 1448 Lawrence Ave E Toronto, Ontario

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