First Tour title for Newstead at Empire Billiard and Snooker
filed on Monday, November 30, 2015. 11:15am PT/USA
Alexander Newstead has captured his first United States Snooker Association Tour (USSA) title with victory in Event 4 of the 2015-16 season, sponsored by Aramith Billiard Balls, Sterling Gaming and the Tweeten Fibre Co., at Empire Billiard and Snooker in Redmond, WA.
It was the first time that Englishman Newstead had competed in a USSA Tour event, and he took the tournament by storm as he came through the field with some excellent play and defeated the favorite and former winner of this title, Andy Liu, 3-1 in the semifinals.
In the final Newstead was matched up against Ming Wu, with Wu earlier coming through an epic 3-hour semifinal on the deciding black ball against Lee Noble, but the Chinese player was no match for the in-form Englishman and he ran out a comfortable 3-0 winner.
Event 4 winner of the 2015-16 USSA Tour, Alexander Newstead (right), pictured with runner-up, Ming Wu
Photo © SnookerUSA.com
The USSA would like to thank Mr. Cheang Ciing Yoo, the proprietor of Empire Billiard and Snooker, for his continued support toward the Tour, and much gratitude goes to the Tour sponsors, Aramith Billiard Balls, Sterling Gaming and the Tweeten Fibre Co. for their support.
The USSA Tour will next make its debut at the new Dariya's Place Snooker Club in Des Plaines, Illinois, for Event 5 of the season which will take place from December 4 - 6.
For the complete 2015-16 USSA Tour season schedule and entry details, please click on the link below:
» 2015-16 USSA Tour Schedule & Entry Details