Foster and Meglino Top Ultimate Billiards

Foster and Meglino Top Ultimate Billiards
KF Cue Tour / Fort Pierce, FL
by Lea Andrews

After a late setback courtesy of Jeff Mabry, Anthony Meglino rebounded to clinch his first KF Cue Tour win, topping the 52-player field that gathered for the $1,000-added amateur event on December 5-6 at Ultimate Billiards in Fort Pierce, FL. In Sunday’s $1,000-added open event, John Foster earned his win by making his way unscathed through an impressive 47-player field.

In the amateur event, Meglino sent Danny Satinoff west 7-2 to face Mabry in the hot seat match. Mabry, who had breezed past Jason Sheerman 7-1, held Meglino to four games, sending him to the left side to make his way back. On the one-loss side, Satinoff got past Raymond Linares, but Sheerman wasn’t as lucky, landing in fifth thanks to Prescott Buckwold, who went on to edge out Satinoff 5-4. Buckwold, who had fallen 7-4 to Meglino the day before, found history repeating itself in the semifinals, and he finished up in third 5-4. In the single race-to-8 final match against Mabry, Meglino got ahead and stayed there, earning his revenge and first place with a decisive 8-2 victory.

Taking advantage of a reduced entry fee, 28 players from the amateur event helped flesh out the open field on Sunday, but it was Foster and tournament director Tony “The Sniper” Crosby vying for the hot seat near the end of the day. Crosby, who’d gotten by Raul Alvarez 7-4, managed just five games against Foster, who’d eased past Richard Broumpton 7-3. On the one-loss side, recent winner Tommy Kennedy, who’d fallen in the second round to Louis Altes, spent his Sunday rolling through the west side. After putting Pierre Palmeiri in seventh, Kennedy moved on to Broumpton, putting him in fifth to face Curtis Kelly, who’d moved past Altes and Alvarez. It was the end of the road for Kelly, though, and Kennedy advanced to the semifinals against Crosby, and a strong 7-4 win landed Kennedy in the single race-to-8 final match. There, Foster reached the hill with a bit of breathing room, but Kennedy worked his way back from a 7-3 deficit to get within one at 7-6. Kennedy was about to tighten the noose and knot the score at 7 games apiece, but his unlikely miss on the 9 instead put an end to the match with Foster on top 8-6.

Kennedy was about to tighten the noose and knot the score at 7 games apiece, but his unlikely miss on the 9 instead put an end to the match with Foster on top 8-6.

Kennedy was about to tighten the noose and knot the score at 7 games apiece, but his unlikely miss on the 9 instead put an end to the match with Foster on top 8-6.

Amateur Results:
1st Anthony Meglino $600
2nd Jeff Mabry $450
3rd Prescott Buckwold $330
4th Danny Satinoff $200
5th Raymond Linares $150
Jason Sheerman
7th Mark Block $100
Ted Harris
9th Wesley White $75
Chris Gentile
Justin Gilsinan
Bill Dunsmore

Open Results:
1st John Foster $700
2nd Tommy Kennedy $500
3rd Tony Crosby $350
4th Curtis Kelly $200
5th Richard Broumpton $110
Raul Alvarez $110
7th Pierre Palmieri $75
Louis Altes

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