Piazza Captures Turkey Billiards Shootout
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Fort Collins, CO
The Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour brought the “Annual Turkey Shootout” to Fort Collins, CO, where Tony Piazza took home top honors over the 64-player field. The Thanksgiving weekend event featured a $1,000-added prize fund and was hosted by Match-Ups.
Top Colorado gun Piazza pulled out all the stops over the weekend and captured the hot seat with an unblemished record, completing his run in the A-side semifinals and finals with respective wins over Mike Hogan 5-4 and Shane Wertz 5-3. Wertz had earlier knocked off Jesus Rivera to make the A-side finals.
On the B-side Nick Smith vanquished Dan Gonzales 5-2, while Mark Haddad dispatched Frank Urbaniak by the same score to eliminate Gonzales and Urbaniak at seventh place. Both Smith and Haddad won their next B-side round over Mike Hogan and Jesus Rivera by respective 5-2, 5-1 scores to tie Hogan and Rivera for fifth place. In the final four, Smith ended Haddad’s run at fourth place by a 5-3 margin, but Smith’s weekend was ended in the B-side finals courtesy of a 5-3 loss to Wertz. In the finals, Piazza continued to dominate, as he turned back Wertz in the first set by a 5-2 score for the title.
1st Tony Piazza $600
2nd Shane Wertz $440
3rd Nick Smith $300
4th Mark Haddad $150
5th Mike Hogan $100
7th Dan Gonzales $80
9th Dave Gomez $50