During playoffs each season, players first compete for the title of Champion of their own handicap class before fighting for top prize. For the first time, each class champion, Julian Tierney (B+), Andrew Tasso (C+), Kanami Chau (C) and Allison LaFleur (D+), dominated their charts, going undefeated to win their class.
Congrats to all for top notch performances!
Earning the NAPL Singles 9-Ball Grand Champion title is no small feat. To even have a chance, one must first rise to the top and claim the title of Best in Class, or Champion of their division. Julian Tierney, Andrew Tasso, Kanami Chau and Allison LaFleur did exactly that this weekend. With this achievement under their belts, they faced off in a new double elimination tournament for top honors.
Julian Tierney, B & Higher Division Champion, took on Andrew Tasso, Champ of the C+ Class, while Kanami Chau, C Division Champ, faced off against Allison LaFleur, the D+/D Class Champion. Click the pic to see how the drama unfolded.
In the end, "there can be only one." Allison LaFleur sat in the hot seat, prepared to battle against Andrew Tasso in the finals. LaFleur had sent Tasso to the loss side in the hot seat match with a decisive 7-4 win, but Tasso was ready for the rematch. He got to 7 first, sealing the deal in the extended race with a 9-6 win over LaFleur. A very well-deserved congratulations to Andrew Tasso, the new NAPL Singles 9-Ball Grand Champion!