Joyner Named 2006 Louie Roberts A/E Award Winner

Cliff Joyner of High Point, N.C., was voted this year’s winner of the Louie Roberts A/E (Action/Entertainment) Award for his endless pursuit of action at the 2006 Derby City Classic.

The award was instituted in 2003 and is named in honor of Louie Roberts, who was never a Hall Of Famer but certainly was entertaining to watch. Every year the distinction goes to the person that makes the most of his or her time at Derby City, and makes it the most interesting for fans to watch. Recipients of the A/E award win free lodging and a waiver of the Derby City entry fee for life.

Joyner was the top vote-getter in a poll on an Internet forum, where his non-stop one-pocket action is said to have drawn crowds “morning, noon, and night” at the nine-day tournament in Louisville, Ky. He joins the ranks of former winners Alex Pagulayan, Tony Watson, and Scott Frost.

Mike Davis Takes Reno Open

Mike Davis has taken this most recent Reno Open. He took the hotseat with a 9-7 win over Cliff Joyner, securing himself a change to battle feisty Filipino Santos Sambajon for the title Davis took an early lead in the final, but Sambajon fought back and pulled ahead, before a missed combination in the 13th rack turned the tides.

Davis clinched the victory on the hill, 9-8. His win earned him $12,000; Sambajon settled for $6,500.