Finale: Song 's Savvy Play Surprised Archer and all in
|The Pechauer Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour closed
out their 2006/2007 season on March 24th-25th with a $3000
added event at Mr Cues Billiards in Atlanta, Ga.
Early favorites in the field included Johnny Archer, Stevie
Moore, Cliff Joyner, Scotty Townsend, Paul Song and Ron
To no one's surprise, it was Johnny Archer making his
way to the hot-seat match where he faced off against Paul
Song. That match was won by Archer 9-3.
On the one loss side, Song won a close 9-7 match against
Stevie Moore to earn another shot at Archer in the finals.
While Archer might have won the first matchup between
he and Song. It was a different outcome in the finals
as Song took the match 11-8 for the tournament win.
1st Paul Song $1500.00
2nd Johnny Archer $860.00
3rd Steve Moore $500.00
4th Cliff Joyner $400.00
5th Jerry Grooms $300.00
5th Ron Park $300.00
7th Matt Bulfin $200.00
7th Scotty Townsend $200.00
9th Roger Lewis $150.00
9th Larry Hayes $150.00
9th Bernardo Estevan $150.00
9th Betty Sessions $150.00
Highest lady finisher Not in the money received $50.00
Lady:split Vicki Rybik, Tanya Barlow :
local non-profit of Atlanta, GA.received $60.00
In addition the following awards were announced
at the event.
Player of the Year: Richard Broumpton
Sportsmanship of the Year: Scotty Townsend
Highest Lady Tour Points: Gail Grecar
Highest Jr. Tour Points: Anthony Meglino
Highest Sr. Tour Points: John Ditoro
Most Improved Player of Year: Rick Sanchez
All around Good Guy Award: Bo Nelson
| Stop #18:
John Hillard wins at Pockets
|1st Josh Hillard $820.00
2nd Scotty Townsend $480.00.
3rd Mitch Phelps $390.00
4th.Jack Karowski $290.00
5th Todd West $200.00
7th David Trest $100.00
7th Eugene Browning $100.00
9th Bo Nelson $50.00
9th Mike Matsie $50.00
9th Denny Singletary $50.00
9th James Plexico $50.00
Highest lady and junior finisher not in the money received
Lady's split: Vicky Rybik, Lisa Wilson
Junior: Jared Stephens
Local non-profit charity of Dothan, AL. received $60.00
| Stop #17: Berrong
Brings His Best to Atlanta
|Tommy Kennedy and his SE Open 9-Ball Tour held their
latest tour stop at Mr Cues 2 in Atlanta Georgia over
the weekend of February 10th - 11th with a field of talent
that included Kennedy, Wade Crane, Stevie Moore, Cliff
Joyner, Bruce Berrong and WPBA star Sarah Rousey.
There is no doubt that Mr Cues 2 is one of the top rooms
in Northern Georgia with a great room owner and staff.
The fans truly know the game and always show the players
great southern hospitality.
Day one at the event saw the non-cashing players eliminated.
Part of that group were the top non-cashing female Angelia
Florez and top junion finisher Shawn Foder. Both players
earned $50 in bonus money for their finishes.
Day two saw Doug Young take the hot-seat with a dominating
9-2 win over Travis Dorn. Dorn went to the one loss side
and found Bruce Berrong on a roll. Berrong had been making
his way through the one loss side with a stop in the finals
on his mind. Berrong eliminated Dorn 9-6 to earn a match
against Young in the finals.
As dominating as Young was in the hot-seat match, Berrong
was just as dominating in the finals as he cruised to
an 11-4 win and first place.
1st Bruce Berrong $910.00
2nd Doug Young $550.00
3rd Travis Dorn $400.00
4th Jason Klatt $300.00
5th Steve Moore $200.00
5th Jerry Grooms $200.00
7th Cliff Joyner $140.00
7th Sarah Rousey $140.00
9th David Shadden $70.00
9th Aaron Frady $70.00
9th Wade Crane $70.00
9th Tommy Kennedy $70.00
#16: Rodney Morris Rockets his way to the Top at Capones
||The Pechauer SE Open 9-Ball
Tour was at Capone's Billiards in Spring Hill Florida
on January 27th and 29th for The Pechauer Gulf Coast Classic
where 32 players competed for a total of $2150 in prize
money. Early favorites in this one were 'Rocket' Rodney
Morris, Tommy Kennedy and Tony Crosby.
Morris kept an unblemished record all day Saturday and
then defeated Donnie Mills 9-5 on Sunday for the hot-seat.
On the one loss side, Tony Crosby was eliminating recent
Reno Open winner Rich Orem 9-7.
The semi-finals saw Donnie Mills earn a tough 9-7 win
over Crosby to set up a rematch between Mills and Morris
in the finals.
The final match was also a close one, but Morris took
it 11-9 for the tournament win.
Morris earned $700 for first place, while Mills took home
$440 for second. Gail Grecar was the top female finisher
and earned $50. Mitch Bredlove and Monty Cooper split
the $50 bonus for top junior finisher.
File photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe
1st Rodney Morris $700.00
2nd Donnie Mills $440.00
3rd Tony Crosby $340.00
4th Richey Orem $240.00
5th Tommy Kennedy $150.00
5th Dan Marchini $150.00
7th Bob Lavargo $65.00
7th Sam Staats $65.00
| Stop #15: Ditoro
claims hometown Miami
|This weekend's Pechauer SE Open 9-Ball Tour stop at
Sunset Billiards in Miami Florida, came down to two tournament
directors facing off for first place; and it wasn't Tommy
Kennedy coming away with this win.
On Sunday, the winners side came down to Kennedy and Seminole
Florida Pro Tour director John Ditoro. Kennedy took this
match with a 9-8 win and made himself comfortable in the
hot seat waiting for an opponent for the finals.
Ditoro made the trip to the one loss side, where he scored
a hard fought 9-7 win over Chip Klein to earn another
shot at Kennedy in the finals.
The final match between Kennedy and Ditoro was another
close one, but this time it was Ditoro scoring an 11-8
Ditoro earned $700 for first, while Kennedy took home
$500 for second. Gail Grecar was the top finishing female
and for the second event in a row, Anthony Meglino was
the top finishing Junior. Grecar and Meglino each earned
1st John Ditoro $700.00
2nd Tommy Kennedy $500.00
3rd Chip Klein $350.00
4th Randy Epperson $250.00
5th Mark Coats $200.00
5th Richard Broumpton $200.00
7th Rick Sanchez $75.00
7th Raul Alvarez $75.00
| Stop #14: Mighty
Sanchez wins The Pechauer Miami - Dade Open
|The J Pechauer SE Open 9-Ball Tour held their first
event of the new year on the 10 beautiful Gold Crown tables
at Sharpshooters in Miami, Fl. A field from all across
the sunshine state were in attendance to take their shot
at the $1000 in added prize money.
Rick Sanchez took the hot-seat on Sunday with a 9-7 win
over Richard Broumpton.
Broumpton took the trip to the west side of the board
and found tour director Tommy Kennedy waiting for him.
The match between Kennedy and Broumpton was a close one
with Broumpton coming out the winner 9-8.
The rematch between Sanchez and Broumpton was another
hill-hill nail biter, but this time it was Sanchez scoring
the 11-10 win for first place.
Sanchez earned $730 for first place, while Broumpton took
home $450 for second. Kennedy and Bryan Davalos filled
out the top four spots. Janice Sessions was the top finishing
female player and Anthony Meglino was the top junior.
Each player earned $50. The Boys and Girls Club of Kendall
Florida received $35 from the event.
1st Rick Sanchez $730.00
2nd Richard Broumpton $450.00
3rd Tommy Kennedy $350.00
4th Bryan Davalos $250.00
5th Tony Ruberto $150.00
5th Paul Bramwell $150.00
| Stop #13:
Tommy Kennedy and Steve Moore split at Double Hill
1st. $645.00 Steve Moore /split/ 2nd. $500.00 Tom Kennedy
3rd Dan Williams $300.00
4th Stan Shuffett $200.00
5th Dan Gordon $70.00
5th Paul Steinhauser $70.00
Highest lady and junior finisher not in the money received
Lady, Kristen Malone - Junior, Landon Shuffett
Local non-profit of Hixson, TN received $30.00
| Stop #12:
Doug Young wins at Mr. Cues
1st Doug Young $800.00
2nd Clint McCollough $500.00
3rd Eugene Brown $400.00
4th Johnny Archer $300.00
5th Horace Godwin $200.00
6th Danny Cash $200.00
7th Ron Park $100.00
8th B.R.Tatum $100.00
Highest lady finisher not in the money receive $50.00
Local non-profit charity of Atlanta, GA. received $45.00
#11: Kennedy Cashes at Play-Boy Billiards
|The SE Open 9-Ball Tour was
in Lake Worth, Florida at Playboy Billiards on November
4th and 5th for their latest stop.
The winners side came down to Randy Epperson vs Richard
Broumpton and Epperson won 9-5. At the same time, tour
director Tommy Kennedy was eliminating Tony Ruberto on
the left side of the board 9-7.
Kennedy moved on to eliminate Broumpton 9-5 to earn his
spot in the finals.
The final match couldn't have been closer with Kennedy
winning 11-10 to earn the first prize of $650. Epperson
settled for $450 in prize money. All players were paid
in cash immediately following the event.
1st Tommy Kennedy $650
2nd Randy Epperson $450
3rd Richard Broumpton $300
4th Tony Ruberto $200
5th Curtis Kelley $150
5th Hunter Lombardo $150
7th Tony Martzakis $70
7th Blair Thein $70
#10: Deja Vu For Ussery at Pechauer Southeast Open 9-Ball
BJ Ussery and David Grossman
||Stop #10 of the J. Pechauer
Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour was held this past
weekend, September 16-17, in historical and stunning Savannah,
Georgia. The $2000 added event was hosted at the South
Side Billiard Club. The competition was fierce as 54 of
the region and southeastern top players participated.
The weekend tournament started off on Friday evening with
Tournament Director and former US Open winner, Tommy Kennedy
hosting a seminar and player workshop open to the public
and local players.
As with each tour event, day one concluded with the highest
woman and junior finisher's being rewarded $50 each. This
event's winners of those catagories were, Vivky Rybik
and Adam Daughtry. Additionally 3% of the total entries
went to a local charity and the Savannah Humane Society
The main event of had the top 12 players coming back on
Sunday for the money matches. In the quarter finals on
the one-loss side B.J. Ussery (9) def. Mike Newsome (2);
for the hot seat match David Grossman (9) pummeled Paul
Brown (0); in the semi finals: B.J.Ussery (9) decisively
beat Paul Brown (3); and in the finals B.J.Ussery (11)
toasted David Grossman (3). Ussery has now won handedly
2 events in a row.
1st B.J.Ussery $1000
2nd David Grossman $630
3rd Paul Brown $500
4th Mike Newsome $400
5th David Komrow $250
5th John Swope $250
7th Marcus Goins $175
7th Butch Croft $175
9th David Crocker $100
9th Chad Royal $100
9th Gary Gilsinan $100
9th Billy Sikes $100
| Stop #9: Brian
White Best of The Bar Box
| Deep in the tidelands of South Carolina, J Pechauer
Custom Cues Southeast 9-Ball Tour held it's 9th stop.
Yauhannah Billiards hosted the $1000 added event which
was featured on 7' bar-boxes and had 33 participants.
Georgetown has been rated among the top 100 small towns
Tour director, Tommy Kennedy not a participant in this
event was at the helm overseeing a strong field and successful
Yauhannah opened their doors at 10 am. allowing for players
and public to settle in before the tournament players
This two day event showed highest lady and junior finishers,
Jennifer Allena dn Jared McGee, not in the money received
Day two the money matches were:
Quarter finals on the one loss side: Brian White (9) vs.
Scott Rabon (7),
hot seat: Jay Bird (9) vs. Josh Roberts (3),
semi finals: Brian White (9) vs. Josh Roberts (8),
and finals: Brian White (11) / Jay Bird (6)
1st Brian White $765.00
2nd Jay Bird $420.00
3rd Josh Roberts $350.00
4th Scott Rabon $250.00
5th David Cook $120.00
5th Shi Bo $120.00
7th Tony Shelley $50.00
7th Mike Slaughter $50.00
#8: Patton Marches On To Win Sevier County Open
| The J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour
headed to Tennessee for it's 8th stop of the season.
A $1000 added event, The Sevier County Open was held at
the family owned and operated Sevierville Billiard Club
and Main Street Cafe.
Thirty players played in the two day event on exquisite
9' Diamond tables with new lighting. Day one was highlighted
by rewarding the highest lady and junior finishers, Poy
McFalls and Matt Delaney, who receive $50.00 each. As
tradition with the tour 3% of the prize fund was donated
to a local charity. This event donated $35 to the area
boys and girls club.
Day two the money matches headed up and included:
quarter final:Mike Patton (9) vs. Brian White (6)
hot seat: Tommy Kennedy (9) vs. Mark Owens (8)
semi final: Mike Patton (9) vs. Mark Ownes (5)
and the final match: Mike Patton (11) vs. Tommy Kennedy
1st Mike Patton $750.00
2nd Tommy Kennedy $410.00
3rd Mark Owens $350.00
4th Brian White $ 225.00
5th Kyle Jenkins $120.00
5th Dallas Roach $120.00
7th Eddie Little $50.00
7th Brian Yarbrough $50.00
#7: Kennedy Straight Shooting at Crooked Cue
|The 7th stop of this year's
J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour was
held last weekend in beautiful and historical Haywood
County North Carolina. The host room was The Crooked Cue
in Waynesville near the Pisagh National Forest and the
Blue Ridge Parkway in the western section of NC. In addition
to a hot pool and billiard playing area, this part of
North Carolina also has a growing arts community. An additional
$1000 was added for a total payout of $2075.
The two day event had on it's player roster some of the
finest pool players in the southern region including BJ
Ussery, Ron Parks, Tommy Kennedy and Dave Maddux among
others. There were a total of 33 players and as customary,
the top junior and women's player each received $50. Coming
from the one-loss braket and after posting wins against
Brian White (9-6) in the quarter-finals, a (9-6) match
against BJ Ussery in the semi's and a decisive (11-6)
win in the finals over Jeff Abernathy, Tommy Kennedy prevailed
to win the $750 first place prize. The tour wishes to
thank Mr. Frady, his family and staff for a wonderful
event and weekend.
1st Tommy Kennedy $750.00
2nd Jeff Abernathy $410.00
3rd B.J.Ussery $350.00
4th Brian White $225.00
5th Eddie Little $120.00
5th Dave Maddux $120.00
7th Jr.Parrish $50.00
7th Ron Park $50.00
Top Woman: Chrisy Causey $50
Top Junior: JR Parrish $50
| Stop #6: Townsend
Wins, Orem Wows and Where's TK?
| It was a beautiful July weekend in Palatka, Florida.
The 23 players at Stix N Stones Billiards at this past
weekend's Pechauer Southeast 9-Ball Tour were itching
to play. It appeared like a normal weekend regional event,
but fate would deem otherwise. Day 1, Saturday, came and
went as any other weekend tournament. At the end of the
day, the final 4 players decided by a unanimous vote to
start on Sunday at 10 am. instead of noon or 1 pm, which
is customary. Now, as we all know pool players as a rule
are not generally considered morning people.
At the designated hour on day 2, three of the four, Scotty
Townsend, David Grossman and Richie Orem assembled in
the host venue to start the money rounds. But where was
Tommy Kennedy? The jovial Kennedy it seemed had not slept
very much the previous few days and could not be rousted
for his first match against Scotty Townsend. Fortunately
for TK, he was on the winner's side of the bracket and
good fortune for Townsend who cruised into the hot seat
without having to chalk his cue.
Kennedy did arrive in time for his second match. He goodnaturedly
shrugged off the forfeit and looked to be hitting very
well during his warm-up prep for the match against Richie
Orem. They tossed the coin, Orem wins the first break.
He breaks and runs out. Game 2 - Orem has the break again,
being the event is winner breaks. Then Orem proceeded
to run out again. Game 3, deja-vu. Game 4, a pattern is
being established, game 5, see where this is going? Yes,
Orem broke and ran 9 racks in a row. TK never got out
of his seat to shoot a ball and settled for 3rd place.
Orem, after the amazing display of extraordinary table
prowess, now faced Scotty Townsend in the finals. Townsend
did not appear to be concerned facing someone who had
just put a 9-pack together and proceeded to win 11-7.
It was an amazing day of poolplaying to say the least
and a congratulations must go to all of the finishers.
We would also like to acknowledge Tom Potter of Jax, Florida
for his assistance in running the event. Additionally
the highest lady finisher, WPBA Touring Pro and Board
Member Gale Grecar received $50.00. The highest junior
finisher was a 3-way tie between Scottie Schwingle Jr.,
Aaron Bolling, and Kelly Schwingle who each received $17.00.
Local non-profit charity Hospice of Palatka received $25.00
1st Scotty Townsend $700.00
2nd Richie Orem $440.00
3rd Tommy Kennedy $300.00
4th David Grossman $200.00
| Stop #5: John
Rouse Takes The Victory
| Thirty-Two players chose not to bask on the Palm Beach,
Florida beaches and instead enjoyed equally blistering
play at this past weekend's J. Pechauer Southeast Open
9-Ball Tour. The two day $1000 added event was hosted
at Victory Billiards and the entrants played on 9' Brunswick
As with each event, the tournament donated a portion of
the entry fees to a local community non-profit. THe higest
woman to finish in the event was Mimi McAndrews and the
highest fninshing junior player was Mike Mallen. Each
took home $50 for their superb efforts.
After a hill-hill hot seat match against Hunter Lombardo,
John Rouse gathered a second wind and went on to win the
event in the final race to 11 against tour regular Randy
1st John Rouse $690.00
2nd Randy Epperson $500.00
3rd Hunter Lombardo $350.00
4th Rick Sanchez $250.00
5th John Ditoro $150.00
5th Nathan Rose $150.00
| Stop #4: Foster
| At the spacious and homey Beyond Billiards in beautiful
Davie, Florida, John Foster defeated Tommy Kennedy to
win the J. Pechauer Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour this past
weekend. There were a total of 34 players and a prize
fund of $2170.00.
Initially it was tour organizer and professional player
Kennedy who found himself in the hot seat and who also
sent Foster to the left side of the tournament chart.
However, in the final one race to 11 the tables turned
and Foster took control throughout the entire match and
decisively won 11-4.
Included in the field were known Brittish players Richard
Broumpton and Tony Crosby. Day one of the two day event
additionally saw top female finisher Kim Caso and junior
player Anthony Meglino each pocketing $50 for their spectacular
efforts. In the spirit of community giving, the tour donated
$30.00 to the Hospice of Davie, Fl.
1st John Foster $680.00
2nd Tommy Kennedy $450.00
3rd Richard Brompton $350.00
4th John Rouse $250.00
5th Rich Sanchez $150.00
5th Tony Crosby $150.00
7th Mike Destefano $70.00
7th Randy Epperson $70.00
| Stop #3: Louis
Ulrich wins at Golden Cue
1st Louis Ulrich $615.00
2nd George Rothrock $450.00
3rd Monroe Jones $300.00
4th Larry Hayes $200.00
5th Craig Houghton $125.00
5th Randy Lee $125.00
Highest lady & junior finisher received $50.00 each
Ellen Hale, Jared Stephens
Local non-profit charity of Columbus, GA.received $30.00
| Stop #2: Hunter
Lombardo wins at Jumpshots
1st Hunter Lombardo $740.00
2nd Richard Broumpton $400.00
3rd Nathan Rose $300.00
4th Tom Kennedy $200.00
5th Brandon Thomas $100.00
5th Tom Karlis $100.00
Highest Lady & Junior Finisher received $50.00 each
Andrea Meglino, Anthony Meglino
Local non-profit of Delray Beach, Fl. received $25.00