All Alameda in Tucson Billiards
Pechauer All-American Tour / Tucson, AZ
by InsidePOOL Staff
Rudy Alameda triumphed at the January 26-27 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour, defeating Mitch Ellerman for first place. Hosted by Main Street Billiards in Tucson, AZ, this $1,000-added event drew twenty-seven players competing in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
A Phoenix resident, Ellerman marched undefeated to the finals. In the hot seat match, Ellerman dispatched Jack Rippel 9-6. Earlier, in the A-bracket sem-finals, Ellerman outpointed Kevin Peterson 9-5, while Rippel knocked off Alex Liebeskind 9-5. In the B-side quarterfinals Alameda, who suffered an early-round loss, eliminated Alex Liebeskind 7-4, while Kevin Peterson ousted Kenny Zamora 7-4. In the semifinals, Alameda avenged his earlier loss to Peterson, relegating him to fourth place by a 7-4 score. Alameda continued his hot streak by dropping Jack Rippel at third place by a 7-5 margin, enabling Alameda to get a title shot against Ellerman in the single race-to-11 final match. Alameda was not to be denied, as he jumped on Ellerman early and glided to an 11-6 win for the crown.
1st Rudy Alameda
2nd Mitch Ellerman
3rd Jack Rippel
4th Kevin Peterson
5th Kenny Zamora