Untouchable Moore Takes Seminole Billiard Event

Untouchable Moore Takes Seminole Billiard Event
Seminole Pro Tour / Cape Coral, FL
by Skip Maloney
Steve Moore went undefeated to capture the first-place prize on the Seminole Pro Tour’s June 20-22 stop. He did so with a 9-2 defeat of Sparky Ferrell in the finals of the $8,000-added event that drew 60 entrants to Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral, FL.
Early Sunday, Moore moved into the hot seat match with a hill-hill victory over David Vaughn, as Justin Hall did likewise in defeating Jerry Calderon. Moore then sent Hall west with an 8-5 victory to be the last man standing on the winners’ side.
On the one-loss side, Ferrell, who’d been sent there by Moore with a commanding shut-out victory in the third round on Saturday, battled his way back through an impressive array of billiard talent, including Louie Smith, Corey Deuel, Donnie Mills (who won the last stop on the tour in May), and Jason Richko to reach the quarterfinals. Ferrell defeated Jerry Calderon 8-3 in his next match and turned to face Hall, fresh off his defeat at the hands of Moore. He finished Hall’s tournament run with an 8-6 victory and turned to Moore in search of some revenge for the earlier shut-out.
It was not to be. Moore jumped out to a 4-0 lead before allowing Ferrell a single game. When Moore missed the 8 ball in the fifth rack, Ferrell did take advantage, chalking up his first win of the match, but Moore took the next two before Ferrell took another rack—his last. Moore concluded his first pro tour victory of the year by jumping the 5 ball in the final game and hitting a dead 2-10 combination to end it.
1st Steve Moore
2nd Sparky Ferrell
3rd Justin Hall
4th Jerry Calderon
5th Tony Crosby
David Vaughn
7th Hunter Lombardo
Jason Richko
9th Jonathan Pinegar
Donnie Mills
Jason Kirkwood
Tony Chohan