Demet Double-Dips Vaulkman
Billiard Congress of Wisconsin Open 9-Ball Tour / Oshkosh, WI
by Jonathan Demet
Eight players braved the elements to come out and play at the January 24 installment of the Billiard Congress of Wisconsin Open 9-Ball Tour, with tour director Jonathan Demet walking away the ultimate winner. The event was hosted by the Varsity Club in Oshkosh, WI, and featured a $400-added prize purse.
Tim Vaulkman seemed the player to beat that day, as he tore through the winners’ side, defeating first Steve Puddy 9-2 and then Robert Treiffeisen 9-4 for the hot seat. Trieffeisen had just sent Dean Frater to the west side 9-5.
Meanwhile, Demet was fighting his way through the left side of the chart, eliminating Frater in fifth place 7-1, while Jon Giles sent Puddy home tied with Frater 7-1. In the ensuing quarterfinals, Demet eliminated Giles 7-4. After a sound 7-1 defeat of Treiffeisen, Demet moved on to the finals against Vaulkman.Demet toppled king of the hill Vaulkman in the first set of the finals 9-3 and readied himself for a second set in the double-elimination event. He triumphed there as well, winning 7-5 to earn the crown of champion.
1st Jonathan Demet $290
2nd Tim Vaulkman $175
3rd Robert Treffeisen $114
Tim Vaulkman and Jonathan Demet