• Cue master Kiamco rules NY tourney


    Veteran cue master Warren Kiamco went undefeated to claim the top honors in the 3rd Annual Steinway Classic held at the Steinway Billiards in Astoria, New York.

    Kiamco, a silver medalist in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, posted a thrilling 13-11 win over American Dennis Hatch in the finals to pocket the $4,000 top purse.

    The score was tied at 11 when Kiamco unleashed powerful breaks and flawless shots to clean the next two racks.

    Hatch settled for the $2,500 consolation purse.

    Kiamco defeated Evgeny Stalev of Russia in the quarterfinals, 9-2, and American Shaun Wilkie in the semifinals, 9-6, while Hatch needed to hurdle Mika Immonen of Finland, 9-7, and American Mike Dechaine, 9-3, to advance to the finals.

    It was KIamco’s first title this year in the US circuit.

    He placed second in the US B-Box Championships 10-Ball and Chuck Markulis Memorial One Pocket Division, and third in the 5th Hard Times 10-Ball Open, World Professional League Playoffs and US Bar Table Championships Open Bonus 2014.


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