First Place for Jelatis and Jackson

First Place for Jelatis and Jackson
Pechauer All-American Tour / Faribault, MN

by InsidePOOL Staff
Demetrius Jelatis and Angela Jackson took down the eighteenth stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour Saturday, December 1. Hosted by Spikes Bar Grill in Faribault, MN, this $1,500-added event drew 41 men ($1,000 added) and 7 women ($500 added) in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
In the men’s division, Jelatis cruised undefeated to the finals. In the hot seat match, Jelatis eased past Matt Benton 5-2. Earlier in the A-bracket semifinals, Jelatis overpowered Rich Cunningham 5-1, while Benton clipped Mike Fieldhammer 5-4. In the B-side bracket quarterfinals, John Meyer and Fieldhammer dispatched Cunningham and Jamie Pluta into fifth place by identical 5-3 scores. In the one-loss side semifinals Fieldhammer eliminated Meyer 5-2, but his march was stopped in the B-side finals by Benton 5-3. The tourney finals could have gone either way, but Jelatis claimed the deciding game in the first set over Benton 5-4 for the title.

In the women’s division, Chrissy Pluta claimed the hot seat by out-pointing Angela Jackson 4-2. In the previous round, Jackson had turned back Bonnie Biers while Pluta outmaneuvered Tabby Benton. In the B-side semifinals Mary Tonjum eliminated Kellie Jones 4-3, but in turn Tonjum was ousted in the B-side finals by Angela Jackson 4-1. Jackson had to defeat Pluta two sets for the title in the tourney finals, and she had what it took, claiming 4-2 and 4-3 decisions over Pluta for the title.

Men’s Results:
1st Demetrius Jelatis
2nd Matt Benton
3rd Mike Fieldhammer
4th John Meyer
5th Jamie Pluta
Rich Cunningham
7th Tim Peterson
Mike Athens
9th Derrick McMaster
Tim Tonjum
Martin Hook
Marc Oeslager

Women’s Results:
1st Angela Jackson
2nd Chrissy Pluta
3rd Mary Tonjum

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