Ziolkowski wins ‘Elite’ tournament


AURORA, Wis. — Thirteen of the area’ premier pool shooters competed in the Northern Elite Invitational at the C&R Bar,

The tournament featured the best players from the Iron Mountain, Norway, Niagara and Florence leagues.

Jeff Ziolkowki went undefeated, claiming the title with a 4-3 victory over Ed Alsteens in the finals.

Alsteens, who lost his first match of the day, battled back to win six consecutive matches.

Alsteens, needing to beat Ziolkowski twice in the double elimination format, started the first match with a 3-0 lead but wasn’t able to close the door. Ziolkowki rallied to take the prize.

Rick Bieti finished third and Ray Kuder came home fourth.

Here are the final results:

1. Jeff Ziolkowki; 2. Ed Alsteens; 3. Rick Bieti; 4. Ray Kuder; 5. Dawn Schweighardt and Pete LaValley; 7. Joe Sexton and Mike Lanthier; 9. Darlene Abramson, Travis LaValley, Brad Beck and Keith Cross; 13. Diane Blosser