Kirkwood and Bartram Win Dual Billiards Events

Kirkwood and Bartram Win Dual Billiards Events
Michigan Players Tour / Grand Rapids, MI

by Skip Maloney

Jason Kirkwood and Chris Bartram shared first-place prize honors at the Michigan Players Tour, held the weekend of December 19-21. Kirkwood won the main event, defeating Bartram in the finals, but with money in his pocket from winning Friday night’s mini tournament, Bartram wasn’t as disappointed as he might have been. The mini tournament on Friday night drew 56 entrants to the Break Room in Grand Rapids, MI, while the main event drew 27.

Kirkwood completed the main event undefeated. Among the final four on the winners’ side, he defeated Norman “Porky” Wimes 9-6 to square off against Tom D’alfonso in the hot seat match. D’alfonso had sent Bob Diebold west 9-7 and joined him when Kirkwood gained the hot seat 9-4.

Meanwhile, Bartram was working his way back from the one-loss side, defeating Billy Pinion and Richie Richeson before meeting Wimes. Chad Palmer faced Diebold after victories over Juan Garcia and Adam Smith. Wimes and Palmer dropped into the tie for fifth place, while Bartram and Diebold advanced to the quarterfinals. Bartram ended Diebold’s tournament bid 9-3 before meeting and defeating Dalfonso 9-7 in the semifinals.

With each successive victory, Bartram, with $520 already in his pocket from winning the mini tournament, watched as his potential winnings in the main event doubled. Kirkwood, however, stopped the math at $800 with a 9-4 victory.

Kirkwood hauled in the top honors in the main event of the Michigan Players Tour.

Kirkwood hauled in the top honors in the main event of the Michigan Players Tour.

Open Results:
1st Jason Kirkwood $1,400
2nd Chris Bartram $800
3rd Tom Dalfonso $500
4th Bob Diebold $225
5th Norman Wimes $100
Chad Palmer
7th Richie Richeson
Adam Smith
9th Lupe Rosa
Billy Pinion
Aaron Toth
Juan Garcia

Mini Tournament Results:
1st Chris Bartram $520
2nd Matt Beckwith $260
3rd Billy Pinion $150
4th Adam Smith $100
5th Houston Rodriguez $75
Jeremy Seaman
7th Jason Kirkwood $50
Lee Lambaria
9th Shawn Bucholz $30
Troy Myer
Bart Goode
Tom Decker

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