Pechauer All-American Tour / Dubuque, IA
Adam Behnke surpassed his sibling in order to take first place at the February 21 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour. The event, which was hosted by Bulldog Billiards in Dubuque, IA, boasted a $500-added purse and drew 24 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Ron Pluym enjoyed an undefeated run to the finals. In the A-side finals, master player Pluym clipped elite player Ryan Behnke 5-3. Earlier, in the A-bracket semifinals, Pluym dominated Milt Eichman 5-1, while Behnke easily outpointed Nick Allendorf by a 7-2 margin.
In the B-side bracket Milt Eichman ousted Don Boll on the hill at fifth place 4-3, while Adam Behnke edged Nick Allendorf on the hill as well at the same placement 7-3. Behnke then eliminated Eichman at fourth place 7-2. In the B-side finals, Adam Behnke stopped his brother Ryan’s march at third place 7-5. The tournament finals went to two sets, as the once-defeated Adam Behnke took down Pluym in both sets, claiming the title by 7-4, 7-3 margins.
1st Adam Behnke $325
2nd Ron Pluym $245
3rd Ryan Behnke $175
4th Milt Eichman $135
5th Don Boll $50