Gallego Comes Back to Win in Winchester

Gallego Comes Back to Win in Winchester
Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour / Winchester, VA

by InsidePOOL Staff

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour returned to Blue Fox Billiards in Winchester, VA, the weekend of October 17-18, hosting 103 players, some of whom were in town for the 34th Annual U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. The plummy $3,000-added prize purse was a big draw as well, and Ramil Gallego of the Philippines walked away with the lion’s share after his defeat of Manny Chau in the finals.

Gallego made a comeback in the first set of the finals, returning from a 6-1 deficit to win the first set 9-8 and then proceeding to win the second set 7-3. On his journey he had bested defeat Clyde Newill 9-5, Jason Trigo 9-1,  Ryan Jones 9-1, and Ryan McCreesh 9-7. Chau then delivered him to the one-loss side of the chart after a hill-hill bout, and Gallego then ousted Matt Clatterbuck 7-5, Brandon Shuff 7-2, and Jerry Calderon 7-2 to earn his way to the finals and a rematch with Chau. Chau went undefeated to the finals, besting Eddie Deska 9-6, Scott Tollefson 9-2, Chuck Cuneo 9-3, Gallego 9-8, and Calderon 9-2.

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour returned to Blue Fox Billiards in Winchester, VA, the weekend of October 17-18, hosting 103 players, some of whom were in town for the 34th Annual U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour returned to Blue Fox Billiards in Winchester, VA, the weekend of October 17-18, hosting 103 players, some of whom were in town for the 34th Annual U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.

Open Results:
1st Ramil Gallego $1,500
2nd Manny Chau $900
3rd Jerry Calderon $600
4th Brandon Shuff $430
5th Brian Deska $200
Matt Clatterbuck
7th Scott Tollefson $150
Mike Davis
9th Ryan McCreesh $100
Steve Wigglesworth
Justin Daniels
Chuck Cuneo

The amateur division of the event brought in 57 players, and Eric Charlton of Roanoke, VA, went undefeated to win the event after making his way through the top half of the bracket, besting Reggie Smallwood 5-3, Paul Peters 5-3, Kevin Kleinsmith 5-1, Kevin Irons 5-4, Russ Obaker 5-2, and Clyde Newill 5-1 in the match for the hot seat.  Charlton defeated Newill hill-hill to take home first place.

Amateur Results:
1st Eric Charlton $700
2nd Clyde Newill $500
3rd Rick Castillo $300
4th Ryan Jones $200
5th Russ Obaker $150
Chris Hansen
7th Jordan Grubb $100
Dan Madden

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