Dennis Velez defeated three time champion, Dave Galarneau, 3-1, to claim his first title in a classic duel showcasing two very distinctive styles of play. Valez’s aggressive style was too much for the cautious, defensive shooting of Galarneau who had already defeated seven time champion, Norm Pomainville, and five time champion, Dave Varano, on his way to the final pairing of the day. Valez only had to deal with one past champion, Sean Martin, which he managed with a 3-0 win before his last match. Both competitors qualified for the finals at Cocktails in Morrissonville.
Consolation play pitted past champions Martin and Varano against each other for third and fourth places with Martin coming out ahead 3-2 in the best three out of five game match up.
The women’s division was won by Nina Curley standard bearer for Time Served in Comstock with a well played 3-2 win over Steph Thompson who represented 37 West Lounge in Hogansburg. In the battle for third and fourth places, Sharon Ottalagano qualifying at Mac’s Bar in Fort Edwards bested Nikki Rushlow shooting for Happy Daze in Granville with a 3-0 win.