Tiger Pool Tour / Rockville, MD
by Skip Maloney
Scott Tollefson weathered a strong challenge from the one-loss side by Bobby Chamberlain to win the Tiger Pool Tour stop the weekend of April 18-19. The $1,000-added event drew 83 entrants to Orange Ball Billiards in Rockville, MD.
All three battles among the winners’ side final four ended in 9-6 victories. Tollefson defeated Ryan McCreesh as Daniel Madden sent Manuel Orino west. Tollefson then gained the hot seat with a win over Madden.
On the one-loss side, Chamberlain benefited from a forfeit and a 7-1 victory over Andy Lincoln to face McCreesh. Manny Chau got by Chuck Curro and Danny Green for the right to meet Orino. Three hill-hill battles followed, with Chamberlain winning two of them in a row and advancing to the semifinals. He defeated McCreesh, as Chau got by Orino and then dropped Chau into fourth place to square off against Madden. Chamberlain got into the finals with a commanding 7-2 defeat of Madden
Tollefson more or less picked up where he’d left off in the hot seat win over Madden, jumping out to an early 4-0 lead in the finals. Chamberlain responded with three straight racks. The two then fought back and forth to an 8-6 Tollefson lead, at which point Chamberlain won three in a row to take the lead at 9-8. Tollefson came right back to tie it, ran the next rack and completed his undefeated weekend with a 2-9 combination that finished the final game.Results:
1st Scott Tollefson $1,150
2nd Bobby Chamberlain $750
3rd Daniel Madden $500
4th Manny Chau $300
5th Ryan McCreesh $200
7th Andy Lincoln $140
9th Jeff Adams $100
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