Bench Warmers from Johnston, R.I., are this year’s champions in the 9-Ball Division. Bench Warmers defeated Unapproved of Camarillo, Calif. The victory was good for a $15,000 payday for the champs. Unapproved took home $7,000 in Runner-up prize money.
Bench Warmers advanced to the finals with a victory over Travis Team of Centertown, Mo. Unapproved advanced to the finals with a win over R & S Billiards of Baxley. Ga. Travis Team and R & S Billiards finished tied for 3rd and received $3,500.
BullShooters of Cayce, S.C., received the Sportsmanship Award in the Open 9-Ball Division.
Champions: Bench Warmers of Johnston, RI (L to R): William Notorantonio, David O’Donnell, Jr., Daniel Lyons, Brandon Warner, Nathan Warner, Robert Barrows, Edgar Weidele, Jared Barrows
Runners-Up: Unapproved of Camarillo, CA (L to R): Matthew Burke, Christopher Nielsen, Damien Burke, Jason Walters, Elton Donaldson, Chelsea Ellis, Ryan Teipel
3rd Place: R & S Billiards of Hazlehurst, GA – Stacy Adams, Alford Hall, Roderick Rentz, Justin Beecher, Stephanie Rentz, James Simpson
3rd Place: Travis Team of Centertown, MO – Mark Tuttle, Paula Volkart, Paul Nesmith, Whitney Brauch, Melva Peoples, Nelda Hutinger
Sportsmanship Winners: Bull Shooters of Cayce, SC – Front Row (L to R): George Fontaine, Reggie Nicholas, Ronnie Atkins, Gene Hartley; Back Row (L to R): Brent Nicholas, Matthew Solomon, Linda Hansen, Lindsey Smith