Vidal Victorious Over Sansouci
Blaze 9-Ball Tour / Brooklyn, NY
Skyline Billiards played host to the December 14 stop of the Blaze 9-Ball Tour, won by Marc “Spain” Vidal. A strong field of 48 came out to Brooklyn, NY, to play, including George Sansouci, Tim Cahill, Liz Ford, Eddie Abraham, Jorge Rodriquez, and Rob Pole.
Vidal started off strong, taking control of the top half of the bracket with wins over Lionel Rivera 7-3, Mhet Vergara 7-4, Michael Yednak 7-5, Pete Testerella Sr. 7-5, and Ford 7-5. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was George Sansouci, scoring victories over Mike Boyles 7-1, Tim Dlugosz 7-0, Sammy Wu 7-2, Rodriquez 7-1, and Pole 7-6.
Vidal ended up meeting Sansouci to play for the hot seat, which was a fairly even match that saw Vidal pull it off at the end with a 7-5 win. Cahil was waiting for Sansouci on the one-loss side, but this match was all Sansouci, who won the match easily 6-3.
It was a rematch between Sansouci and Vidal in the double-elimination finals. Though Sansouci won the first set handily 7-2, the second set was dominated by Vidal, who wrested the match and title from Sansouci with a 6-3 victory.
1st Marc Vidal $1,225
2nd George Sansouci $650
3rd Tim Cahil $385
4th Liz Ford
5th Robert Pole $150
7th Sammy Wu $100
9th Alex Gilvarg $70
Pete Testerella Sr.