Category: Event Coverage



Gerda Hofstatter and Allison Fisher in a Classic Battle for the Title
TULSA, OK – The 2012 WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championship is in the history books and Allison Fisher has successfully defended her title to win her SIXTH WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championship!

Gerda Hofstatter won the opening lag and break, pocketing the six and playing safe. Fisher missed the kick and with ball in hand, Gerda ran the rack to lead 1-0, but lost the safety battle in the next rack to give Allison her first game. Gerda got back to the table in game three, but Gerda missed a tough 8, leaving Allison a bank on the eight and an easy nine to pull ahead 2-1.

9 Ball Tri-State Tournament held at Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn

Left most  2nd place Basdeo Sookhai; 1st place Andzrej Kaldan;  right, owner operator Kenin Buckley

Andrzej Kaldan goes undefeated  at A/D  9 Ball Tri-State Tournament held at Gotham City Billiards in Brooklyn , N.Y. His tournament trail, included wins over Eddie Perez 6 -1; Inna Bediner 7 – 3; Jaydev Zaveri 6 – 5; Rick Shellhouse 6- 5; Randy Mackin 6 – 2 and, Basdeo Sookhai 7 – 6 to get into the Hot Seat. On the loss side, Basdeo defeated the ever tough Daniel Dagotdot 8 – 4 , to reach the Finals. Due to the late hour and the player’s fatigue, both players agreed to split the event with Andrzej taking top honors.


The first day of the TAP agenda was a National Meeting with an impressive attendance of licensees, as it was standing room only. This meeting was conducted by Founder, President and CEO Loyd Schonter, covering all details of the present and the future drive for TAP. It is very understandable that most discussions in this room were confidential and for only the TAP family however I am sure the Billiard Industry will be more than impressed with where he is leading the TAP Organization.  TAP proudly announced a new relationship at this meeting with McDermott Cues which was attended by their Representatives Larry Liebl Executive Vice President and Jayme Cernika Customer Service and Special Events Manager. They introduced their impressive line to the TAP family. McDermott also contributed $10,000.00 in cues and other McDermott products to the Rally in the Valley events in addition to this they had their Instructor nearby demonstrating the abilities of their cue line.

Pedro, wins 2nd year in a row Champion of Champions

Pedro Piedrabuena repeated as the Champion of Champions with a stellar 35 to 33 win over Hugo Patino highlighted by a run of 16.   Pedro was clearly the best over the four-day event, losing only once and posting a 1.440 grand average.  Hugo suffered two loses and had the second highest average at 1.417. Trailing 17 to 8, Pedro started his run.  When it was over, he led 24 to 17.  Hugo seemed dazed for a few innings as Pedro built his lead but then Pedro faltered.  The last three billiards were elusive, and Hugo staged a come back.  At 34 to 33, Hugo missed a long-short-long shot but left Pedro with all three balls in a line.  After pondering the shot for nearly a minute, Pedro played an up-down shot (long, short, long) for the win. Finishing third was Miguel Torres with a record of 8-2 and an average of 1.281.  More to come later this week.

Click on Full Story to see video of Pedro and Hugo last shot

& flow chart.


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