Fur Flies in Florida
Fur Flies in Florida’s Final Four
Seminole Pro Tour / Cape Coral, FL
by Skip Maloney
Steve Moore, David Vaughn, Jerry Calderon, and Justin Hall advanced to the final four on the winners’-side bracket of the Seminole Pro Tour stop at Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral, FL, Saturday, June 21. Advancement entailed a few surprising victories that ultimately created a series of marquee match-ups for Sunday.
Moore, who’d sent Sparky Ferrell to the one-loss side in the third round of play with a 7-0 victory, sent Jason “The Dark Horse” Kirkwood west with a much narrower 8-6 win for his spot in the final four. Moore’s opponent on Sunday was to be Vaughn, who’d clawed and scratched his way through three double-hill victories, including a third-round win that sent Earl Strickland to the one-loss side of the bracket and a subsequent hill-hill victory over Hunter Lombardo.
Justin Hall lost only 7 games in his first three rounds but found himself matched up against Donnie Mills among the final eight winners. Mills, in search of his second straight victory on the Seminole Tour (he defeated David Grossman to win the last stop in May) battled to hill-hill, but Hall prevailed. Calderon reached the final four on the heels of a commanding 8-2 victory over Jason Richko.
The one-loss side of the bracket, featuring the recently-arrived Mills, Richko, Kirkwood, and Lombardo, was to feature some intriguing match-ups Sunday. Mills would be facing Sparky Ferrell, who’d eliminated Corey Deuel on Saturday. Richko was slated to face Jonathan Pinegar, who’d ousted Strickland. Kirkwood was scheduled to face Tony Crosby, as Lombardo took on Tony Chohan.
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