With Tony Ferrara and Joe DeAmato Leading The Way

Ten players converged at World Class Billiards in Peabody MA on Saturday, January 5, 2013 to compete for 2 spots in the USBA 2013 National Championship.

The field was divided up into two flights of five for the preliminary rounds:

Flight Spades:
Bob Page
Norman Zuluaga
Ellis Lawrence
George Padios
Alejandro Lopera
Flight Hearts:
Joe DeAmato
Dave Van Lokeren
Bob Ferrara
Josh Lunati
Tony Ferrara

The quality of play was as high as any similar tournament held at World Class. Even without any of the USBA ranking "A" players participating, at least 4 games in the preliminaries had the winner averaging over 1.0. Best of all... this was accomplished by 4 different players, which attests to the high quality of play and competitive spirit of the players. The overall tournament average through the prelims including all the winners was at .775.

The 4 man final consisted of Bob Page, Norman Zuluaga from flight spades and Tony Ferrara and Joe DeAmato form flight hearts. Their preliminary averages were .789, .790, .904 and .765 respectively.

Although highly competitive, after 2 rounds, Tony and Joe stood undefeated at 2 and 0 and Bob and Norm were 0 and 2. The final match did not have to be played. Joe DeAmato averaged .909 and Tony Ferrara averaged 1.11 in the final round. Both gain entry into the National Championship to be held at the Super Billiards Expo in Edison New Jersey, April 3-7, 2013.

Congratulations to Tony and Joe for qualifying for the Nationals and congrats to all who played and made the tournament at World Class Billiards a highly competitive event.