McLaren Locks up Billiard Title
Pechauer All-American Tour / Sterling, IL
by InsidePOOL Staff
Craig McLaren took down the February 9 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour, defeated Wayne Wright in the finals. Hosted by Leisure Time Billiards in Sterling, IL, this $500-¬added event drew 21 players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
McLaren enjoyed an undefeated march to the finals. In the hot seat match, McLaren raced past Anthony Garcia 4-1. Earlier, in the A-bracket semifinals, McLaren handled Bryan Dickerson 4-2, while Garcia clipped Ken Harvell 4-3. In the B-side round of eight Wayne Wright eliminated Jeff Hawks 5-3, while Jim Fridley ousted Rich Bideaux 4-3. In the B-side quarterfinals Harvell knocked out Fidley 4-1, while Wright ended Bryan Dickerson’s run 5-2. The B-side semifinals featured Wright ousting Harvell 5-2, and Wright continued his hot hand in the B-side finals to eliminate Garcia 5-0. Wright had to defeat McLaren two sets for the crown in the tourney finals, but McLaren prevailed in set one over Wright by a 4-2 margin for the title.
1st Craig McLaren
2nd Wayne Wright
3rd Anthony Garcia
4th Ken Harvell
5th Bryan Dickerson
7th Jeff Hawks