Mason Aces All-American Billiards Title
Pure X Cues All-American Tour / Virginia Beach, VA
Bill Mason went unchallenged through the field at the October 20 stop on the Pure X Cues All-American Tour to resist a strong push by Dave Perry to claim the title. Mike’s Break Room in Virginia Beach, VA, hosted the $500-added 9-ball tournament on 7-foot Valley bar boxes, which drew 15 players.The winners’ bracket ended with Mason blanking Bernard Andico 5-0 and Vern Steinke outpointing Perry 5-2, followed by Mason dominating Steinke to gain the hot seat by a 5-1 margin.
On the B-side Perry recovered to oust Steve Jeffries at fifth place by a 5-3 score, while Edith Waldon was eliminated in the same bracket at the hands of Bernard Andico 4-5. Perry then stopped Andico at fourth place 5-3 and then avenged his earlier loss to Steinke with a 5-1 thrashing in the B-side finals.
In the tournament finals, Perry jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first set, but the undefeated Mason rebounded to gain a 5-4 decision for the title.
1st Bill Mason $400
2nd Dave Perry $200
3rd Vernon Steinke $100
4th Bernard Andico $50
5th Steve Jeffries $30