Paulowske Pulls It Off
Billiard Congress of Wisconsin Open 9-Ball Tour / Kenosha, WI
by Jonathan Demet
Eighteen players made their way from various parts of Wisconsin and Illinois to compete in the January 30 installment of the Billiard Congress of Wisconsin Open 9-Ball Tour. Hosted by Claw’s Billiards in Kenosha, WI, this $400-added event was won by Tommy Paukowske.
In the final four of the winners’ side bracket, Paulowske sent Claudio Parrone to the one-loss side 8-3, while Jonathan Demet bested Jason Barnhill 8-3. In the following hot seat match between Paulowske and Demet, Paulowske finished well, winning the final two games he needed to defeat Demet in a hill-hill nail-biter.
Once on the west side, Parrone rebounded against “Big Jay” and won their match 6-3. Jay tied for fifth place with Barnhill, who was eliminated by Gil Hernandez 6-2. Hernandez went on to win twice as many games as Parrone in the quarterfinals, winning 6-3. In the semifinal match, Hernandez steamrolled Demet 6-1 to advance to the finals. After a long wait, Paulowske played well to best Hernandez 8-3, taking home first place.
1st Tommy Paulowske $430
2nd Gil Hernandez $240
3rd Jonathan Demet $175
4th Claudio Parrone $101