Rodriquez Takes a Win in TucsonPechauer All-American Tour / Tucson, AZ
by InsidePOOL Staff
The March 29 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour saw Ramon Rodriquez triumph in the final match over Angel Martinez, taking first place. This $1,000-added event, hosted by Main Street Billiards in Tucson, AZ, drew 46 players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 9-foot Gold Crowns.
Rodriquez moved unscathed to the finals. In the hot seat match, Rodriquez’s powerful break dominated Martinez by a 9-1 score. In the A-bracket semifinals earlier on, Rodriquez outpointed Rudy Alameda 9-7, while Martinez outgunned Frank Wright by the same 9-7 margin.
On the B-side, Zeb Crawford and Dave Collins tied at fifth place via losses to Alameda and Wright, respectively. Alameda overwhelmed Wright in the B-side semis to end his march at fourth place by a 7-1 margin. The B-side finals saw Alameda take a 4-0 lead, only to have Martinez record 7 straight games in his column to stop Alameda at third place 7-4. The single race-to-11 finals featured great play and many outstanding run-outs, but as with the hot seat match, Rodriquez prevailed 11-6 over Martinez for the crown.
1st Ramon Rodriquez
2nd Angel Martinez
3rd Rudy Alameda
4th Frank Wright
5th Zeb Crawford
7th Chris Paradowski