Souquet Scores Turning Stone Title

Souquet Scores Turning Stone Title

by InsidePOOL Staff

Ralf Souquet is taking top honors at the Turning Stone Classic XII home with him to Germany when he returns Monday. Souquet took first place for the first time at this event—and the $8,000 to go with it—when he bested Dennis Hatch in the single-set final match.

The semifinal match between Hatch and Finland’s Mika Immonen was a close one with the score going back and forth. When Immonen scratched on the 2 ball, it made for a turning point in the match. Hatch was able to capitalize and win the match 9-7 to advance to the finals against Souquet.

Souquet was in complete control of the race-to-13 finals all the way. He remained steady and didn’t make mistakes, and a couple of 9 balls on the break helped, too. Though Hatch played well, he was no match for Souquet then, and it wasn’t long before Souquet notched a 13-6 victory, his first at the Turning Stone Classic.

Afterward a pleased Souquet relayed, “I had a couple of nine balls on the break, which certainly helped in the beginning of the match. From there on, things went my way. I had a better break and ran things out, and he didn’t. That’s why I won comfortably.”

View the Turning Stone Classic brackets updated after each round

Souquet returns to Germany Monday but will be back for the pro tournament at this year’s Super Billiards Expo, he reported.

Souquet held off Hatch to claim the finals of the Turning Stone Classic in Verona, NY

Souquet held off Hatch to claim the finals of the Turning Stone Classic in Verona, NY

1st Ralf Souquet $8,000
2nd Dennis Hatch $5,000
3rd Mika Immonen $3,600
4th Shawn Putnam $2,600
5th Shane Van Boening $2,000
Mario Morra
7th Charlie Bryant $1,600
Daryl Peach
9th Thorsten Hohmann $1,000
Oscar Dominguez
Steve Moore
Louis Ulrich
13th Johnny Archer $850
Dave Fernandez
Matt Tetreault
Allison Fisher
17th Darren Appleton $550
Karen Corr
Sarah Rousey
Ivaylo Petrov
Jeremy Sossei
Mike Badsteubner
Peter Tascarella Sr.
Mike Davis
25th Dave Grau $300
George San Souci
Bruce Carroll
Pete Bowman
Marc Vidal
Robb Saez
Hunter Lombardo
Shaun Wilkie

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