Haddad Handles Lucasi Billiards Field
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Fort Collins, CO
Mark Haddad went undefeated at the November 27-28 stop of the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour, besting Johnny Vasquez in the finals to win the title. The $1,000-added “Annual Turkey Shootout” was hosted by Match-Ups in Fort Collins, CO, and featured a 60-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.
Top Colorado gun Haddad pulled out all the stops over the weekend and captured the hot seat with an unblemished record, completing his run in the A-side semifinals and finals with respective wins over Louie Salazar 5-1 and Matt Evans 5-1. Evans had earlier knocked off John Sandifer to make the A-side finals.
On the B-side Vasquez lost his first match but vanquished all his further opponents to survive to the tournament finals. He eliminated Bobby Begey 5-1 at seventh place, Sandifer at fifth place 5-2, Dave Gomex at fourth place 5-3, and Matt Evans at third place 5-3. Vasquez having to defeat Haddad two sets in the finals was a tougher challenge, and Haddad was fully capable of cooling off Vasquez’s hot hand. Haddad vanquished Vasquez 5-2 in the first set for the title.
1st Mark Haddad $550
2nd Johnny Vasquez $400
3rd Matt Evans $250
4th Dave Gomez $150
5th Louie Salazar $100
7th Bobby Begey $80
9th Bill Meacham $60
13th Michael Willeford $25