Team Amigos are the champs of the 2016 Class A/B 8-ball Pool Tournament
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
The San Pedro Billiards Association held its Class A/B 8-Ball Pool Tournament finals on Sunday, May 16th at Average Joe’s Sports Bar. Four of the 10 registered teams made it to the semi-finals and finals of the competition. Team Amigos, AJ’s Snipers, Hitman Recruits, and Solids were the teams who gave their all in the last round of the competition. At the end, Team Amigos emerged as the tournament champions, claiming a cash prize of $700 plus a computer tablet for each member of the team.
Shortly after 2PM, the third place game took place between Solids and Hitman Recruits. Each team was challenged to win a best out of six games in order to claim their prizes. Solids were ahead in the lead, but Hitman was not ready to lose, and after an intense set of matches, took the lead. After a few more wins, Hitman Recruits rallied and walked away with the third place title, $350 and a round-trip boat ticket to Belize City for each player, courtesy of Ocean Ferry.
Immediately after the third place game, the crowd at the sports bar just about doubled, as it was time for the first place title match. AJ’s Snipers took on Team Amigos, the competition leader from the start. Attendees cheered on and supported their favorite players. AJ’s Snipers was leading the competition by three games when Team Amigos made a surprising comeback, tying the game 3-3. The final match was on, and the anticipation grew heavy around the pool table. Two balls remained on the table, one of them the 8-ball. Team Amigos went for the difficult and decisive shot. Armed with the cue on his left hand, the player did his magic and the 8-ball found the chosen pocket. To much applause, Team Amigos was crowned the champion of the San Pedro Class A/B 8-Ball Pool Tournament 2016. AJ’s Snipers graciously accepted their second place title, along with a prize of $350 and a 24-hour golf cart rental for each player.
The MVP of the tournament went to Nestor Villanueva of Team Solids while the award ‘Rookie’ went to Veronica Paiz from the Rookie Team.
During the award ceremony, each team was commended for their participation, and organizers took the opportunity to announce another tournament is on its way.
Organizers would like to thank all those who have sponsored the tournament and contributed to its grand success. Special thanks go to Ocean Ferry -Main Event Sponsor, AJ’s, Tuff n’ Nuff, Madisco , Caribbean Villas, Pedro’s Inn, LC Distributors, Rapidito Loans, Wings, Castillo’s Hardware, Time Out Golf Cart Rental, Island Adventures Golf Cart Rental, Boaz Golf Cart Rental, Xtreme Geeks Limited, Caye Supplies, Harmouch Center, SP Hardware, One Love Groceries, The San Pedro Town Council, Kmart Supermarket, Train Station, Bowen & Bowen Ltd., and Coral Cable Vision.
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