Blackstock Bests Dominiak Tour Field
Dominiak Cues Northeast 10-Ball Tour / Springfield, MA
by Kevin Vidal
Kevin Blackstock broke hearts February 14 when he recovered from an early loss to win the Dominiak Cues Northeast 10-Ball Tour stop. Hosted by Snooker’s Billiards in Springfield, MA, the stop was attended by many tour regulars, including Gene Hunt, Mike Wheeler, Art Houghtaling, Steve Parise and Tim Haley.
The top half of the winners’ bracket saw Carl Guimond notch wins over Mike Wheeler, Kevin Ketz, and Keith Lauer to face Norm Vernon in the hot seat. Vernon had scored victories over Chuck Hill, Tim Haley, and Blackstock. The hot seat match was a close one, but Guimond produced the victory to earn his spot in the finals.
Blackstock eliminated Doug Wabnig and Stan Wilk to again meet up with Vernon to try and avenge his earlier loss. He bore down and was able to oust Vernon to advance to the finals.In the extended race-to-6 finals, it started off as a back-and-forth match. But then, with the score 3-2, Blackstock opened it up to take a commanding lead to 5-2. Guimond battled back and win the next game to make it 5-3, but Blackstock smoothly ran out the next rack to take home his first Dominiak Tour Stop win.
1st Kevin Blackstock $175
2nd Carl Guimond $110
3rd Norm Vernon $75
4th Stan Wilk $40