Undefeated Run for Mitchell
Pechauer All-American Tour / Rockford, IL
Matt Mitchell went undefeated at the May 2 stop of the Pechauer All-American Tour, besting Bob Romano in the final match. The $500-added event was hosted by Rockford Billiard Café in Rockford, IL, and featured 31 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Masters-level players gave a one-game spot to open-level players. Only one masters player, Ike Runnels, made it to the money rounds. In the A-bracket finals, Mitchell outpointed Joe Geiken 4-3 to gain the hot seat. In the earlier A-bracket semifinals Mitchell had overcome Rick Karsten 4-2, while Geiken clipped Romano 4-3.
In the B-side bracket, Tony Loper and Runnels eliminated Bob Nodine and Shane Minihan at seventh place by 4-3 and 4-1 scores, respectively. Loper fell at fifth place at the hands of Romano 3-4, and Karsten tied Loper by falling to Runnels 2-4. Romano stopped Runnels’ run at fourth place on the hill match 3-3. Romano then claimed a spot in the finals by dispatching Geiken at third place 4-2. Undefeated Mitchell left no doubt whose day it was, as he closed out Romano in the first set of the finals 4-1 for the title.
1st Matt Mitchell $320
2nd Bob Romano $220
3rd Joe Geiken $140
4th Ike Runnels $80
5th Tony Loper $40
7th Bob Nodine $20