Kennedy Captures Tiger Billiards Title
Tiger Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour / Jacksonville, FL
Tour director Tommy Kennedy took first place at the March 26-27 installment of the Tiger Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour, besting Rod Rentz in the final match for the title. The $1,000-added event was hosted by Park Avenue Billiards in Jacksonville, FL, and drew a field of 43.
Kennedy went unchecked through the winners’ side bracket until he reached the hot seat match, where he faced off against Dave Grossman. The two went neck and neck until the score was double-hill, at which point Kennedy was able to eke out the 9-8 win.
On the one-loss side, Rentz was fighting his way through, eliminating Butch Croft in fourth place after a hill-hill match went his way 9-8. He went on to face Grossman in the semifinals, but Grossman folded at 9-5, allowing Rentz to advance to the finals. Rentz gave Kennedy a good fight in the race-to-11 match, but it was Kennedy who prevailed in the end, eking out an 11-9 win.
1st Tommy Kennedy $800
2nd Rod Rentz $435
3rd Dave Grossman $335
4th Butch Croft $250
5th Ron Park $150