Johnson Scores Undefeated Victory
Pechauer All-American Tour / West Peoria, IL
The third stop of the Pechauer All American Tour was hosted by Dave’s Good Times in West Peoria, IL, October 11. The $500-added event featured 28 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes, with Josh Johnson marching undefeated to the finals.
In the hot seat match, Johnson managed Brad Ogborn well by a 7-3 margin. Earlier in the A-bracket semis, Johnson turned back Jamey Bowman 7-4, while Ogborn clipped Buford Pusser 7-6. In the B-side quarterfinals Brad Ogborn, saddled with an early-round loss, eliminated Bowman at fifth place 7-6, while Buford Pusser tied with Bowman, courtesy of a 7-5 decision at the hands of Rich Bideaux.
In the B-side semifinals Ogborn took another victim by ousting Bideaux at fourth place by a slim 7-6 margin. Ogborn continued his recovery in the one-loss side by clipping John Pekora in the B-side finals 7-5. Momentum for Ogborn ceased in the tournament finals, as Johnson put the clamps down in one set, to claim the title by a 7-3 margin.
1st Josh Johnson $500
2nd Brad Ogborn $250
3rd John Pekora $125
4th Rich Bideaux $85
5th Buford Pusser $50
Jamey Bowman $50