The Fort of Baltimore, Md., defeated the Ryders of Meriden, Conn., in the finals of the Open 9-Ball Division of the 2010 National Team Championships. The victory earned The Fort $15,000 in 1st Place prize money. The Ryders took home $7,000 as the Runners-up.
The Fort advanced to the finals with a victory over Land Sharks of Garner, N.C. The Ryder’s victory over 9 on the Run of Woonsocket, R.I., secured their spot in the finals.
The Open 9-Ball Division featured 399 teams from the United States, Canada and Japan.
Champion: The Fort of Baltimore, MD
John Fink III, Don Wilson, Daniel Pietruszka, Manny Topal, Eddie Grau, John McSweeney, Sharon Kikola, Ray Kikola
Runner-Up: Ryders of Meriden, CT
Susan Bruzik, Marc Dynder, David Specyalski Jr., Stephen Dynder, Vincent Braddock Sr., Dave Verner, William Texidor (not pictured)
3rd Place: 9 On The Run of Woonsocket, RI
Jodi Houle, Janet Tycks, George Berube, Dave O’Donnell Jr., Mikel Berard, Don Brodeur, Denise O’Donnell, Mike Bucciero (not pictured)
3rd Place: Land Sharks of Garner, NC
Cassie Howell, Edward Ward, Donald Stiles, Jeffrey Howell, Paul Casey II, Clifford Coats