Two teams from the Great Lakes State were represented in the finals of the Masters Championship. Ten thousand dollars in cash was on-the-line as Triple Threat (Lupe Rosas, Curtis Thornton and Richard Schmiegel Jr.) of Saginaw and Fantastic Four (Chad Palmer, Ezekial Kelly Espinoza, Timmy Palmer and Brenton Canine) of Battle Creek went head-to-head.
Fantastic Four took the first match, behind a 7-2 win for Brenton Canine over Curtis Thornton. Needing a win in the second match, Triple Threat put their money on Richard Schmiegel Jr., who came up clutch, winning 7-0 over Chad Palmer of Fantastic Four. With both teams on-the-hill, Lupe Rosas of Triple Threat, defeated Ezekial Kelly Espinoza, 7-5, for the match win! As Runners-Up, Fantastic Four received $5,000.
Triple Threat advanced to the final with a win over another Michigan team, Guilty By Association (Pedro Aranda, Gavin Tinkey, Robert Castaneda and Jeremy Edwards) of Niles. Fantastic Four advanced with a semifinal win over Now We Know (Laurence Kressel, Andre Shank, David Hunt and Chris Bruner) of Richmond, Va. Guilty By Association and Now We Know finished tied for 3rd and received $2,400 in prize money. Still Building from Chapel Hill, N.C. received the Masters Sportsmanship Award.