Richko Rebounds for HXT Billiards Win
Players HXT Classic Tour / Palm Harbor, FL
Jason Richko returned from a late loss that sent him to the one-loss side of the chart to take revenge over Justin Login in the finals of the Players HXT Classic Tour’s April 14 event. Hosted by Strokers Sports Bar and Grill in Palm Harbor, FL, the $300-added amateur tournament drew a field of 20.
Richko and Login first faced off in the winners’ side final four, where Login trumped his opponent 7-5. In the other winners’ side match, Ron Faniano eked out a hill-hill 7-6 win over Mark Wathen. The hot seat match was no contest, as Login only allowed Famiano one game before winning 7-1.
Now on the west side, Richko eliminated Jon Wing in fifth place 7-5, as Wathen ousted Saucha Kauper in the same finish 7-1. Richko then went on to face Wathen in the quarterfinals and came out the winner 7-4.
Faniano did not put up much of a fight in the semifinals against Richko, who whizzed through their match with a 7-1 win. In the final match, Richko scored revenge over Login by wresting the title from him 7-3.
1st Jason Richko $450
2nd Justin Login $225
3rd Ron Faniano $150
4th Mark Wathen $75