Cordova Turns Back Borrego for Title
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Lakewood, CO
Sam Cordova triumphed at the January 23 stop on the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour, defeating Ed Borrego in the finals to take the title. The $500-added event showcased 30 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Dynamo bar boxes.
Cordova moved unscathed to the finals via wins over Jimmy Dean Birdsall 5-0, Cannon Russell 5-1, Bill Skinner 5-1, Rick Field 5-3, and Borrego 5-4. Borrego earlier had handed losses to James Largent 5-0, Roy Yamane 5-3, Rich Cunningham 5-3, and Jackie Karol 5-3. Dave Hughes challenged Borrego for the B-side finals, but Borrego ousted Hughes 5-2 for a second chance at Cordova in the title match. Cordova left no doubt that he was top dog on this day, as he turned back Borrego by a 5-1 margin in the first set for the title.
1st Sam Cordova $439
2nd Ed Borrego $220
3rd Dave Hughes $165
4th Rich Cunningham $110
5th Jackie Karol $55
7th Bill Skinner $28