Fifth Annual Billiards Sooner Shootout Held in Oklahoma City
Richard Harrell, MAPVA Secretary, and Scott Ellis did a great job as tournament coordinators. Friday morning 20 players arrived to play 9 ball on 8’ foot Gandy tables. Shawn Interrante, Tournament Coordinator, started the tournament after a moment of silence for Richard Layton who passed away after last year’s tournament. Terry Guess, last year’s Main Event champion, was present to defend his title.
In the first round, Terry drew a bye giving him a great start. Terry proceeded to win until the fourth round where he lost 6 games to 7 against Bill Frisby. On the one-loss side of the double elimination bracket, Terry continued to win until he drew last year’s 2nd place winner, Gary Dornbrack. Gary won 5 games to 2 not allowing it to be a repeat of last year and sending Terry out of tournament in 3rd place.
Meanwhile, Bill Frisby had gone undefeated and was waiting for the winner of the 1 loss side. The final match between Bill Frisby and Gary Drornbrack was an exciting race to 9 games. Bill managed to dominate the match, only allowing Gary to win 4 games. Bill defeating Gary, 2nd place winner, 9 games to 4. Congratulations Bill Frisby, Main Event 1st place winner.
14 players went into the Second Flight. Darryl Rahn went undefeated thru the winner’s side of the double elimination bracket. On the one-loss side, Jon Bostic and Jim Listerud battled to play Darryl in the final match. Jon Bostic defeated Jim Listerud 3 games to 1, sending Jim out of the tournament in third place. The final match, Jon Bostic would not be denied, defeating Darryl Rahn, second place winner, 7 games to 1. Congratulations Jon, Second Flight first place winner.
5th Annual Sooner Shootout results:
Story by Charles Interrante