On The Road To Vegas
Coming off seven seasons and five
championships, The8knights walked into the LTCs at Park
Slope Billiards in Brooklyn New York, with only one
thing in mind, VEGAS. T8k had gotten close many
times to earning the big ticket but could never quite
pull it off. This time however, they would not be denied.
In the first round of the 9ball LTC competition, T8k
blew away their opponent with a final score of 60 to
20. Keeping in mind that the fourth game was never played.
In the second round, down by 25 to 35, captain Vincent
Morris took the fourth game and gave the team a
lift to pull off the upset. Co-captain Allison
Pierre was outstanding closing out the final game
in a sudden death duel.
By the third and final round, The8knights were too much
for their opponents, taking the winning average in the
fourth game and earning their first LTC and a chance
to compete in the National Team Championships, held
annually at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
- VEGAS BOUND 2008
Knight In Vegas
becoming a Warrior, William
Avila, The current captain of the Warriors team,
started his APA career as a
Knight. After winning his first APA championship
with The8knights, Will decided to move on and form
his own team.
At the beginning, though the new team's name was different,
the members, were basically the same. Five Knights
got on board to start a ripple that would flow across
the widest of ponds. In the first season, the Warriors
took their first division championship.
Over the next few seasons, the members would change
but the competitiveness lived on. So much so that
the Warriors, with the exception of The8knights, would
become the only other team in the Brooklyn/Queens
APA region to earn a 2008 LTC in 9ball.
The former Knight, William Avila, took the team on
his shoulders and helped them earn their first ever
qualification to compete in the National Team Championships,
held annually at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in