Home Run for Haddad
Pechauer All-American Tour / Fort Collins, CO
Mark Haddad took down the November 29-30 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour. Hosted by Match-Ups in Fort Collins, CO, the $1,000-added event, hosted by owners Mike and Nicole Hellmer, attracted 41 players to a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Denver’s Haddad went through the winners’ side of the bracket to best Dave Gomez 5-3 for the hot seat honors. Meanwhile, Stevie Chan was making a little noise with some strong wins before being sent to the one-loss side at the hands of Jeff Crawford 5-4. After suffering the loss to Crawford, Chan returned to his winning ways and earned a rematch with Crawford, who previously was sent west by a 5-1 defeat by Dave Gomez. After a give-and-take battle, Chan closed out Crawford for a 5-4 victory, leaving Crawford at a fourth-place finish.
Chan’s win over Crawford set up the semifinal match with Gomez. The match started out looking as if it would be nip and tuck, but after being tied at 2, it was all Chan, who went on to a 5-3 victory. Haddad and Chan quickly swapped run-outs to start the tournament finals. After a 2-2 tie, it was all Haddad, who played flawlessly to end the set 5-3 and take the first-place honors.
1st Mark Haddad $600
2nd Stevie Chan $400
3rd Dave Gomez $250
4th Jeff Crawford $150
5th Mike Hellmer $100
7th Fernando Corona $50
9th Shane Wertz $25