Kotnik Captures Lucasi Biliards Win
Lucasi Hybrid Cues All-American Tour / Wausau, WI
With two hill-hill wins over Terry “Ziggy” Zagar, John Kotnik captured the title at the March 10 stop of the Lucasi Hybrid Cues All-American Tour. Dale’s Weston Lanes in Wausau, WI, hosted 31 players for the $500-added scratch 8-ball tournament.
The A-side semifinals highlighted road partners Kotnik and Zagar stamping their ticket to the hot seat match via respective wins over Jim Abt 5-1 and Chris Jefferson 5-2. In the A-side finals, Kotnik clipped Zagar for the hot seat 5-4.
On the B-side, Rodney Coad and Jim Abt respectively relegated John Lewis 5-4 and Jim Morris 5-2 to seventh place. In the next round in turn, Coad and Abt tied for fifth place, falling to the respective hands of Jefferson 5-2 and Duncan Kaufman 5-2. Jefferson forfeited in his next round and took home fourth place. In the semifinals, Kaufman fell to Zagar by a 5-3 margin, setting up a rematch for the title between Kotnik and Zagar. Kotnik took the first set by a 5-4 margin for the tournament win.
1st John Kotnik $400
2nd Terry Zagar $300
3rd Duncan Kaufman $200
4th Chris Jefferson $125
5th Jim Abt $75
7th Jim Morris $50