Undefeated Run for JohnsonPechauer All-American Tour / East Moline, IL
by InsidePOOL Staff
Josh Johnson cruised undefeated to take top honors at the February 2 Pechauer All-American Tour stop. Hosted by Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline, IL, this 500-added event drew 21 players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
In the hot seat match, Johnson clipped Rich Bideaux in a hill-hill game 8-5. Earlier, in the A-bracket semifinals, Johnson escaped Shannon Rasmussen 8-5, while Bideaux outgunned Bruce Welch 6-3. In the B-side quarterfinals, Jesse Bowman eliminated Rasmussen, while Anthony Garcia ousted Bruce Welch 5-2. In the B-side semifinals, Bowman knocked out Garcia 8-3. The B-side finals ended Bowman’s run, as Bideaux held off Bowman 6-5 to gain another shot at Johnson for the title. Bideaux had to defeat Johnson two sets for the crown, but Johnson was having none of it, turning back Bideaux in the hill-hill game by an 8-5 margin for the title.
1st Josh Johnson
2nd Rich Bideaux
3rd Jesse Bowman
4th Anthony Garcia
5th Shannon Rasmussen