Pechauer All-American Tour / Addison, IL
by Inside POOL Staff
Mike McGovern was on fire at the December 27 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour, dominating from start to finish. Hosted by The Pyramid Club in Addison, IL, the $500-added event featured 28 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
In McGovern’s march to the finals, he successfully dispatched John Carvell 5-0, Jack Wu 5-3, Jeff Mohl 5-3, Ernesto Contreras 5-1, and Ricky Weir 5-0 in the hot-seat match. Weir had earlier toppled Areil DiAngeles.5-0, Greg Spencer 5-2, Jim Engels 5-3, and Tony Gong 5-4 prior to his loss to McGovern.
On the B-side, Mike Monegato and Keith Schneiderman were ousted at seventh place by Jim Engels 5-0 and Eddie Balderas 5-3, respectively. Balderas then lost to Gong 5-3, while Engels clipped Contreras 5-4, tying both at fifth place. Gong then tripped Engels into fourth place by a 5-4 margin, but Gong in turn ended his day in third place resulting from a second 5-4 loss to Weir. Weir gave McGovern some good competition in the finals, but McGovern continued his hot stick to win the title match 5-3.
1st Mike McGovern $400
2nd Ricky Weir $275
3rd Tony Gong $165
4th Jim Engels $95
5th Ernesto Contreras $78
7th Mike Monegato $54