provided by Felt Staff, FeltBar.com
On August 25, 2012, the best of the best of the
Colorado pool scene vied for the title of Colorado State 9-Ball
Champion. Players came from Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and
even Albuquerque, New Mexico for their chance at the glory. At the
end of the day, Mark Haddad was the last man standing. It had been
years since Colorado held a state championship and this prestigious
title comes with the honor of representing our state at the upcoming
37th Annual U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in Virginia Beach, VA
Haddad went undefeated through a field of Colorado’s
finest players, defeating Tony Piazza in the finals. 19-year-old
former Junior National Champion, Danny Olson proved he could hang
with the big guys, finishing tied for fifth with Denver’s
favorite Adam King, and eliminating Marc Vidal on the b-side. Olson’s
run came to an end when he relinquished his 5-1 against the reigning
champ from last month’s event, Ruben Silva. Another familiar
face in the winner’s circle was “ATM” Andrew Pettenger
who finished in third place.
Felt players gear up for the $2,000 Added Season
Finale in November. The only event remaining in the series is the
upcoming Colorado Straight Pool Championship held on September 15-16.
Players needed to play in a minimum five events to be eligible to
compete in the finale.