Ryan Boursse cut through a field of 91
entrants on hand for a July 8-9 Amateur event on the
Predator Tour. He went undefeated in the $1000-added
event, hosted by Amsterdam Billiards in New York City,
but not before he was challenged in the finals by Troy
Deocharran, who chalked up 11 matches on the loss side
for the right to face him.
With Deocharran already at work on the loss side, Boursse
advanced to a winners' side semifinal against Ron Bernardo.
Rhys Chen, in the meantime, faced Rob Pole in the other
winners' side semifinal. Boursse sent Bernardo to the
loss side 7-4, and in the hot seat match, faced Chen,
who'd defeated Pole 8-4. Boursse claimed the hot seat
7-4 over Chen and waited for Deocharran to complete
his loss-side run.
It was Bernardo who ran into Deocharran on the loss
side, eight matches into his run. He'd recently defeated
Frank Tonn 7-3 and Zouraiz Ellahi 7-4. Pole drew Tim
Fitzsimmons, who'd defeated Emily Duddy 7-4 and Duc
Lam, double hill, to reach him.
Deocharran chalked up loss-side win #9 defeating Bernardo
7-4. He was joined in the quarterfinal match by Pole,
who'd eliminated Fitzsimmons 8-4. Win #10 in that quarterfinal
match sent Pole home 9-7.
Deocharran completed his loss-side run with a 9-7 win
in the semifinals over Chen. Boursse, though, ended
Deocharran's bid for the event title with a 7-3 victory
in the finals.
A Second Chance tournament that drew 16 entrants was
won by Jason Carandang, who defeated Ambi Estevez in
the final, double hill. Emily Duddy finished third,
while K.C. Clayton ended up in fourth place.
On Aug. 5-6, Tony Robles' Silent Assassin Productions
will present its 2nd Annual NYC 8-Ball Scotch Doubles
Championships. The next official stop on the Predator
Tour, scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-3), will
be hosted by Steinway Billiards in Astoria (Queens),
by Skip Maloney AZB