LaPorte Lassoes Lucasi Billiard Win
Lucasi Hybrid Cues All-American Tour / Davenport, IA
by InsidePOOL Staff
After a late winners’ side loss, Mike LaPorte retaliated against Josh Johnson in the double-elimination final match of the March 24 stop of the Lucasi Hybrid Cues All-American Tour to win the title. The $500-added 8-ball handicapped tourney drew 31 players to Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA.
On the A-side, LaPorte and Johnson each claimed a seat in the finals by vanquishing their respective opponents—Dan Hankins 6-2 and Joe Villalpando 7-1. Johnson then took the hot seat with a 7-2 win over LaPorte.
Action on the B-side included Gary Norman and Villalpando eliminating at fifth place Hankins 4-2 and Joe Gieken 5-1, respectively. Norman then took out Villalpando at fourth place by a 4-4 margin but then went out in the semifinals to LaPorte 6-1. The finals were exciting, as LaPorte successfully dispatched the undefeated Johnson in two sets, 6-2 and 6-6, for the title.
1st Mike LaPorte $385
2nd Josh Johnson $260
3rd Gary Norman $185
4th Joe Villalpando $120
5th Dan Hankins $75