3 teams shadow Thursday billiards leader
The Abyss Rack ‘N’ Roll, Wild Bill’s, and Jokers Homeboyz have only five weeks left in their bid to dislodge leaders Route 33 Alamo Car Rental in the final in the Budweiser-Saipan Billiards Association Open 8-Ball Thursday League.
An 11-4 decision against the Abyss Titans (95-85) pushed Route 33’s card to a 108-72 win-loss card followed by the Rack ‘N’ Roll, Wild Bill’s, and the Homeboyz, which are tied from second to fourth spots with similar 100-80 slates.
The five matches on April 30 were still being played and results were not yet available at press time. The scores in Week 13 in the Tuesday League are also not yet available.
The Rack ‘N’ Roll pummeled Jonny’s Team SCS (72-108), 13-2; the Homeboyz dumped the Hobbies Deadshot (87-93), 10-5; and Wild Bills tripped the Smoke Pub Magic 8-Ball (91-89), 9-6, to keep their respective title hopes alive.
The Jokers Wonderpool Aces (91-89), whose hopes of clinching a Top 3 finish is slowly fading, scored a 10-5 decision against the cellar-dwelling Barcode Breakers (56-124) in the other match.
In the Tuesday League, the Jokers IT&E Voyagers grabbed a slim 105-75 lead over the Smoke Pub Armatech Hustlers after a 12-3 triumph over sister team STR8 Shooters (83-97).
The Hustlers dropped to second with a 104-76 mark making the race for the Tuesday League crown a two-cornered fight.
The Smoke Pub Ali’I Destroyer (90-90) and the Abyss Crazy 8 (88-92) are locked in a battle for a podium finish in the final seven weeks of the season.
The Crazy 8 stunned former leaders Hustlers, 8-7, while the Destroyer trounced the Abyss Homeboyz II (70-110), 11-4, in the other games.