Bowman Double-Dips Nelson
Pechauer All-American Tour / Davenport, IA
by InsidePOOL Staff
Jesse Bowman ran away with the March 22 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour by twice besting Mark Nelson in the final set. Hosted by Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA, this $500-added event drew 34 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Nelson went undefeated to the finals. In the hot seat match, Nelson slipped past Steve Parlow 6-5. Earlier, in the A-bracket semifinals, Nelson outpointed Jim LaFavre 6-4, while Parlow dominated Shawn Sommers 6-2. In the B-side round of eight, Bowman recovered from an early round loss to eliminate Rodney Flenoi 8-4, while Rich Bideaux clipped Eric Ward 6-4.
In the quarterfinals, Bideaux white-washed Sommers 6-0, while Bowman put a hurt on LaFavre by an 8-1 margin. Bowman ended Bideaux’s run at fourth place by an 8-4 margin, and he continued his hot streak in the B-side finals by ousting Parlow 8-0. The finals featured Nelson versus Bowman, with Bowman having to win two sets to claim the title. And that is exactly what Bowman did by turning back Nelson 8-4, 8-1 for the title.
1st Jesse Bowman
2nd Mark Nelson
3rd Steve Parlow
4th Rich Bideaux
5th Jim LaFavre
7th Rodney Flenoi