Parisian and Morris Kings of the Hill
Poison 9-Ball Tour / Spring Hill, FL

by InsidePOOL Staff

Tim Parisian and “Rocket” Rodney Morris took down the February 5 stop of the Poison 9-Ball Tour, winning the amateur and open division, respectively. The event was hosted by Capone’s Billiards lounge in Spring Hill, FL.

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Tim Parisian and Morris took down the February 5 stop of the Poison 9-Ball Tour, winning the amateur and open division, respectively.

The $1,000-added amateur event attracted 52 players. Parisian, a player known more from the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, was determined to make his name known in Florida as well by cruising to the hot seat match with wins over Wayne Thomas 7-3, John Stucky 7-5, Jarred Schlauch 7-5, Jerry Troisi 7-6, and Joe Scarborough. He then notched a 7-3 victory over Coot Highsmith to capture the hot seat.

On the one-loss side Louie Smith, a.k.a. “The Spoiler,” was living up to his nickname with seven back-to-back wins before running into another local player making a name for himself, Bill Delisle. Delisle eliminated Smith in seventh place but was himself ousted in fifth after a 5-4 loss to Mike Destefano. Destefano’s tournament was ended by Joe Scarborough, who then went on to whitewash Highsmith 5-0 to set up the final match with Parisian.

The final was a classic, with Parisian coming out of the gates strong to take a commanding 6-3 lead only for Scarborough to rally back and take the set 7-6 to force a one-rack shoot-out. Parisian got his chance, navigating his way through a tough rack to be crowned champion.

On Sunday 29 players showed up for the $1,000-added open event. Corey Deuel made his way to the hot seat match with wins over Tony Crosby 7-4, Hunter Lombardo 7-6, and Han Berber 7-5. Morris was not looking to be upstaged as he was on home court. He made his way to face Deuel with wins over Avi Vega 7-4, Casey Merrel 7-2, Chris Sepulveda 7-3, and then Steve Goulding 7-1. The Deuel and Morris match-up was another classic, with Morris coming out on top with a 7-6 win.

While all this was going on Mike Destefano was causing havoc on the one-loss side, ousting Crosby 6-3, Sepulveda 6-5, Berber 6-1, Goulding 6-1, and then scoring a strong 6-4 win over Corey Deuel. Morris proved to be too tough for Destefano and came through with a 7-3 win to take the title.

Amateur Results:
1st Tim Parisian $600
2nd Joe Scarborough $400
3rd Coot Highsmith $300
4th Mike Destefano $200
5th Bill Delisle $140
Jason Bowen
7th Jason Attkison $100
Louie Smith
9th Neil lalone $70
Chris Gentile
Steve Goulding
Jerry Troisi
13th Everette Elliveau $50
Rick Gatta
Derek Greenwood
Dale Campbell

Open Results:
1st Rodney Morris $600
2nd Mike Destefano $400
3rd Corey Deuel $300
4th Steve Goulding $200
5th Louie Smith $100
Han Berber

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