Richeson and Walsma Score Top Honors in Michigan
Michigan Players Tour / Holland, MI

by InsidePOOL Staff

Richie Richeson won the mini tournament and Arlo Walsma won the main billiard event at Chalky’s Q Stick Café in Holland, MI.

Richie Richeson won the mini tournament and Arlo Walsma won the main billiard event at Chalky’s Q Stick Café in Holland, MI.

The Michigan Players Tour swept through Holland, MI, the weekend of September 27-28, holding both a mini tournament and a main event. Chalky’s Q Stick Café played host to both events, with Richie Richeson winning the mini and Arlo Walsma taking the main.

In the mini tournament, Richeson came through the one-loss side after being defeated by Tony Chochan 7-5. He came back, though, to win the next four matches to earn a rematch with Chochan, whom he bested 7-4. Having made it to the finals, he now had to defeat Mark Ozman twice for the title. Even with a field of 40, this was no easy task, but he won convincingly, taking the first set 7-3 and the second 7-1.

The main event had a field of 26 players. Walsma went through the first few rounds unscathed, defeating Dave Schaefer 9-4, Mark Javis 9-6, and Richeson 9-4 before he ran into Chohan, who sent him to the one-loss side 9-7. There he matched up with Ronnie Wiseman, who held an 8-3 lead going to 9 but missed a slow-rolled 6 ball and ended up sitting in his chair for the next five racks as Walsma came back to defeat him 9-8. Now unstoppable, Walsma ousted Smith double-hill and Doug Young 9-5 before wreaking revenge on Chohan 9-4, 9-4 in the finals.

Mini Tournament Results:
1st Richie Richeson
2nd Mark Ozman
3rd Tony Chohan
4th Neil Dryflout
5th Jason Kirkwood
Adam Smith
7th Russ Andrews
Arlo Walsma

Main Event Results:
1st Arlo Walsma
2nd Tony Chohan
3rd Doug Young
4th Adam Smith
5th Ronnie Wiseman
Jason Kirkwood