LaPorte Lassoes Lucasi Billiard Win

LaPorte Lassoes Lucasi Billiard Win
Lucasi Hybrid Cues All-American Tour / Davenport, IA

by InsidePOOL Staff

After a late winners’ side loss, Mike LaPorte retaliated against Josh Johnson in the double-elimination final match of the March 24 stop of the Lucasi Hybrid Cues All-American Tour to win the title. The $500-added 8-ball handicapped tourney drew 31 players to Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA.  

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(L-R) Mike LaPorte 1st, and Josh Johnson 2nd

On the A-side, LaPorte and Johnson each claimed a seat in the finals by vanquishing their respective opponents—Dan Hankins 6-2 and Joe Villalpando 7-1.   Johnson then took the hot seat with a 7-2 win over LaPorte. 
 
Action on the B-side included Gary Norman and Villalpando eliminating at fifth place Hankins 4-2 and Joe Gieken 5-1, respectively.  Norman then took out Villalpando at fourth place by a 4-4 margin but then went out in the semifinals to LaPorte 6-1.  The finals were exciting, as LaPorte successfully dispatched the undefeated Johnson in two sets, 6-2 and 6-6, for the title.
 
Results:
1st        Mike LaPorte $385
2nd       Josh Johnson $260
3rd        Gary Norman $185
4th        Joe Villalpando $120  
5th      Dan Hankins $75 
Joe Gieken

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