Kaufman Clips Hovick for Lucasi Billiards Title
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Wausau, WI
Duncan Kaufman took down the December 12 stop of the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour, double-dipping Rob Hovick in the final match for the title. This $500-added stop was hosted by Weston Cue Club in Wausau, WI, and featured an 18-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.
Hovick captured the hot seat with featured wins over Bill Sorensen in the A-side semifinals 5-0 and Kaufman 5-3 in the A-side finals. Kaufman had earlier knocked off Andy Nikolai to make the A-side finals.
On the B-side Nikolai eliminated Larry Bezotte at fifth place on the hill 5-4, and Sorensen tied Bezotte by losing at the hands of John Lewis 5-3 in the same round. Nikolai then ousted Lewis at fourth place by a 5-3 margin, setting up a return match in the B-side finals with Kaufman. Kaufman escaped a 5-4 scare to end Nikolai’s event at third place and then had the unenviable task of trying to defeat A-side champion Hovick for the crown. In the finals, Kaufman did just that, clipping Hovick in two sets—5-3 and 5-4—for the title.
1st Duncan Kaufman $400
2nd Rob Hovick $260
3rd Andy Nikolai $160
4th John Lewis $100
5th Bill Sorensen $60