Davis Dominates Planet Pool Billiards Event
Planet Pool Tour / Frederick, MD
by Jose Burgos
Now under new ownership, the Planet Pool Tour sprang back into the pool world with a February 12-13 stop at Champion Billiards Sports Café in Frederick, MD. A field of 71 players showed up for the reunion, with Mike Davis leading the pack to take the title.
Davis scored victories over Chris Hansen 9-4, Todd Strickland 9-5, Steve Wiggesworth 9-6, Paul Duty 9-4, Alan Duty 9-1, and Ryan McCreesh 9-6. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Kevin Bailey with wins over Dan Madden 9-5, Ryan Jones 9-6, Matt Krah 9-6, Russ Obaker 9-2, Andy Lincoln 9-5, and Scott Tollefson 9-1. Davis and Bailey met in the hot seat match, which turned out to be a one-sided affair with Davis taking control from the beginning and cruising to a 9-4 win.
Now on the one-loss side, Bailey ran into Brett Stottlemyer, who had just ousted Bucky Souvanthong, in the semifinals. It was neck and neck, but Stottlemyer pulled away late for a 7-5 win. Moving on to the final match against Davis, Stottlemyer had to defeat him twice. Davis thwarted his plan from the start, winning the first set 7-4.
1st Mike Davis $1,000
2nd Brett Stottlemyer $825
3rd Kevin Bailey $575
4th Bucky Souvanthong $450
5th Scott Tollefson $200
7th Dominic Noe $150
9th Andy Lincoln $100
13th Dan Madden $70